A recent article in Governing magazine reviews state and local employee pay freezes, assessing the effects after many areas have imposed multi-year limitations.
From the article:
Public employees in some jurisdictions are just now getting their first raise in years. But for a sizable share of the sector, pay freezes continue to persist. A recent Governing survey of senior state and local officials found that 42 percent of them had pay freezes during the past year. Similarly, 33 percent of International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) members reported pay freezes in another survey published in May.