Clearing Away the Fog

Government Estimates of Job Losses
May 17, 2012
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This report analyzes data from the government's 2012-13 Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP), as well as the 2012 federal budget in order to assess the impact of several rounds of spending cuts on federal employment. The report's analysis finds that the total number of federal core public service job losses over the next three years will be 29,600—far more than the 19,200 estimate that is now commonly cited. It also notes that a significant number of positions at Crown corporations, non-profit agencies, and private sector firms who do business with the government outside of the core public service will also be lost.