The State Worker

January 17, 2014

Average number of California state workers falls during Jerry Brown’s administration

The monthly average number of state employees has fallen by more than 5 percent during Gov. Jerry Brown’s third term in office, reflecting how years of budget pressure, accelerated retirements, furloughs and hiring freezes squeezed the civil service.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.