Numbers from new perspective

Published 10:22 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

To the Editor:
I was very pleased and relieved to see Leah Justice’s article in the 12/30/11 Bulletin.
She reduced the 2011 employee totals for the County and the School system, reported in the 12/22/11 Bulletin, by adjusting for part-time employees; as was done when producing the totals for 2006.
This resulted in growth or decline in the county and school system employees from 2006 to 2011 that were very much in line with the changes in county’s population and school enrollment.
The growth percentages in my previous letter to the editor in the 12/28/11 Bulletin were based on the 12/22/11 Bulletin article and should be ignored.
Unlike our national government, Polk County has kept its foot off the throttle of growth in the governmental sector of our local economy. Well done!
– Bill Ennis, Mill Spring