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Idaho Public Workers Outearn Private

Item: Government workers now make more than private-sector workers in Idaho/Anne Alice Allen, Idaho Business Review

More Info: If you work for the government in Idaho, chances are you’re now making more than your private-sector counterpart. Government wages passed private-sector wages this year. Statistics from the state Department of Labor showed that the average monthly wage of $3,167 for government workers at all levels - federal, state and local - was 7.2 percent above the average for all workers in the private sector in 2009.

Question: Should government workers earn more than those in the private industry in Idaho?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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