Employee Levels and Cost in Mayor’s First Term

During the first term of the Walsh Administration, Boston city-funded employees increased by 353 to 17,335.  At the same time, personnel expenditures increased by $356.9 million or 20%, outpacing the government inflation index of 3.0%.
  • Where did the growth in Boston’s city workforce occur during the first term of the Walsh Administration?
  • How big a share of the City’s budget is spending for employee salaries and benefits? ?
  • What has been the impact on the cost of employee benefits?
  • What has been the trend in state and federally funded positions?
  • What is the financial impact of employee growth?
The answers to these questions and more can be found in our latest Special Report.

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