Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

137—number of days since Republicans gave final approval to state budget for 2011-2013.

14,900—number of jobs that House Majority Leader Paul Stam predicted the Republican budget would create this year, citing study by the UNC Center for Competitive Economies that looked only at tax cuts, ignoring effect of budget cuts on employment (Rep. Paul Stam Debate NC Budget Bill Veto Override, UNC-TV Legislative Week in Review, June 14, 2011)

11,723—number of jobs that House Majority Leader Paul Stam predicted would be created in the fiscal year that began July 1 by the expiration of the one-cent temporary sales tax increase (Ibid)

30,152—net number of public and private sector jobs that will actually be lost in fiscal year 2011-2012 because of the $4.5 billion in spending cuts in budget passed by the General Assembly (“The Jobs and Economic Impact of the FY2011-2013 North Carolina State Budget,” North Carolina Budget and Tax Center, August 2011)

9.9—unemployment rate in North Carolina in June, 2011 (N.C. Employment Security Commission)

10.5— unemployment rate in North Carolina in September, 2011 (Ibid)

13,700—total number of public sector jobs lost in North Carolina in September 2011(Ibid)

0—number of teacher and teacher and teacher assistant positions that House Speaker Thom Tillis said were cut by the General Assembly in the 2011-2012 budget (House Speaker Thom Tillis, June 15, 2011)

534—number of teachers laid off in public schools due to the cuts made in the 2011-2012 budget (“Public Schools Have Cut More than Eight Percent of Staff Since 2008-2009, N.C. Department of Public Instruction News Release, August 31, 2011)

1,260—number of teacher assistants laid off in public schools due to the cuts made in the 2011-2012 budget (Ibid)

2,418—total number of layoffs in public education in 2011-2012 due to budget cuts made by the General Assembly (Ibid)

6,307—total number of public school jobs that have been eliminated in 2011-2012 due to budget cuts made by the General Assembly (Ibid)

4,000—minimum number of current public school jobs funded by one-time federal stimulus dollars that will be gone in 2012-2013 (“North Carolina’s Disappearing Educators,” N.C. Budget and Tax Center, September 2011)