Locally the state legislature has decided that the state payroll should shrink by only 1% thus saving so many (potentially about 500) of our Lords and Masters from the debasement of unemployment.
Meanwhile, the productive sector has undergone reductions of one sort or another amounting to some 20%. On days when the state and federal employees get off, the drive i9n and out of work is a breeze with traffic at post-apocalyptic levels.
Here's a whimsical bit from the 60's that came to mind.
Wait, did someone say "Zombie apocalypse"?