Public Versus Private Employee Costs in Kentucky: Comparing Apples to Apples
July 18, 2012
While a state task force considers further cuts to public employee pension benefits, a new report shows that Kentucky public workers are already undercompensated compared to their private sector counterparts. Public sector workers receive 12.8 percent less total compensation on an annual basis and 9.2 percent less on an hourly basis.
The report is authored by Dr. Jeffrey H. Keefe, an associate professor of labor and employment relations at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University.