Tyler Cowen implies no

This BLS graph (look under “And which industries show declining employment over the summer?”) shows a strong seasonal trend which may confound some month-specific citations, but still the number seems to be back to where it had been in earlier years (admittedly the scaling and visuals are not what I would wish for) and more importantly it is hard to spot much effect of the recession at all:

The BLS graph looks strange to me but this is total state and local education employment over the last 10 years, Seasonally Adjusted.

FRED Graph

Now state employment is actually up because of Community Colleges mainly, I think. But its not up much. Maybe 40K since the recession ended.

FRED Graph

The real action is local where we have lost just under 300K since the recession ended.

FRED Graph

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