Public sector feeling employment pinch

American job seekers who thought they might be able to find employment with their local or state governments may want to rethink their job prospects, according to CNN Money.

Market analysts, IHS Global Insight, say that during the third quarter of this year, governments throughout the country are expected to cut roughly 110,000 jobs.

"We're on a downward path," Greg Daco, principal U.S. economist at the organization, told the news source. "It's not looking good."

Since the sector peaked in August 2008, public opportunities have decreased by 510,000, according to CNN Money.

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