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Many Public Service Employees Worry About Inflation

Nearly two in three public service workers (64%) are worried about inflation and their ability to keep up with the current cost of living. Additionally, 58% worry about inflation decreasing the value of their savings, according to a new public sector workforce survey conducted by MissionSquare Research Institute.

Amid a shortage of public service workers, employees most commonly cited job security (92%), personal satisfaction from their job (87%), and retirement benefits (86%) as the factors that attracted them to their current job in the public sector.

These findings are detailed in a new research report, State and Local Government Employees: Morale, Public Service Motivation, Financial Concerns, and Retention.

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Other key findings in this report:


of respondents say it is somewhat or very difficult to pay their monthly bills on time and in full in the typical month.

Feeling stressed

of respondents are considering leaving their jobs voluntarily in the near future.

Feeling stressed

of respondents agree that the increase in people leaving their jobs voluntarily has put a strain on their workload.


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