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DC Area Government Employment Surges

Created on May 3, 2013

DC Area Government Employment Surges


Government employment in the Washington, D.C. area—primarily federal jobs—is up 6.5 percent since the beginning of the recession. All other government jobs across the U.S. are down 2.6 percent.

All Other Government

Figures for March 2013

D.C.-Region Government

Employment index (january 2008 = 100)

Note: Figures exclude temporary Census workers but include postal workers.

Sources: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Economic Data, http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/ (accessed May 1, 2013); and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Census 2010 Temporary and Intermittent Workers and Federal Government Employment,” http:// www.bls.gov/ces/cescensusworkers.pdf (accessed May 1, 2013).

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