My admirable colleage Garett Jones points out that according to my source for German government employment, Greek government employment is only 14% of the labor force, not a third as the New York Times originally reported.

The NYT apparently deleted the offending paragraph rather than correcting the statistics.  Anyone know the back story?

Bottom line: I’m still convinced that Greece’s GDP numbers greatly overstate its standard of living, but the source of the puzzle just got bigger.

P.S. Further fact-checking thanks to Miguel Madeira in the comments.