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Since the Recession, Federal Employment Has Outpaced Other Sectors

Created on October 21, 2011

Since the Recession, Federal Employment Has Outpaced Other Sectors

Change in Employment from December 2007, by Sector

Federal (+11.7%)

State, Local Education (–1.4%)

Figures for September 2011

Private Sector (–5.4%)

All Government (–1.8%)

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Establishment Survey/Haver Analytics. Note: All government and federal government figures exclude temporary census workers and postal employees.

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