One major cause of the unemployment crisis, BusinessInsider reports, is ongoing cuts to public-sector employees at the state and local level. According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, local education jobs dropped by 14,000 in the last month—and over the last year, the number is down by more than 100,000, from 7.9 million in June 2011 to 7.8 million today…

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