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Since the recession, federal jobs have been booming

Created on February 17, 2011

Since the recession, federal jobs have been booming

Since the recession, federal jobs have been booming

Jan. 2009:

Obama takes office

PRIVATE-SECTOR


EMPLOYMENT

FEDERAL


EMPLOYMENT*

Jan. 2009:

Obama takes office

–6.6%

+11.7%

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* Excludes postal workers and temporary census workers.

% Change in Employment Since December 2007

Jan.

2011

Jan.

2010

Jan.

2009

Jan.

2008

PRIVATE-SECTOR


EMPLOYMENT

FEDERAL


EMPLOYMENT*

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics / Haver Analytics.