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The Centralization of Government Employment

Created on May 3, 2013

The Centralization of Government Employment

CHART 2

Since the recession began, federal employment has grown rapidly, while state and local employment and private employment remain below pre-recession levels.

Employment index (January 2008 = 100)

State and Local Employment Index

Private Employment Index

Figures for April 2013

Federal Employment Index*

* Excludes postal workers and temporary Census 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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