Friday, August 01, 2003

(from "With Tightened Belt, New York Pulls Back From Fiscal Brink," by Eric Lipton, NYT, p. A1, July 30, 2003)

"City agencies today have 9,016 fewer full-time workers than they did two years ago — about 4,000 full and part-time workers are being laid off — bringing down the total city-financed work force to 200,276 employees. That is the lowest it has been since 1986, meaning Mr. Bloomberg has already cut out all the employees Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani had added by the end of his tenure, in the booming economy."