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State Worker Retirements Are Soaring Across the Country

As wages and benefits shrink, state workers are retiring in droves. On top of all the layoffs, these retirements amount to a huge brain drain of government employees, and the problem is likely to get worse given the yawning budget gaps of states from coast to coast.

Cuba to Lay Off 500,000 Government Workers

Cuba%u2019s government plans to lay off nearly 500,000 workers in the biggest economic changes the country has seen in decades. Cuban officials including Raul Castro have warned for years that the government cannot continue to subsidize all areas of Cuban life, and that some government workers were superfluous.