[Ed. – So, OK, admittedly, that is kind of Armageddon for government employee unions and activist groups that get their best work done through their influence over bureaucrats. Note that at the state and local level, government employment has been increasing.]
The number of people employed by the federal government declined by 1,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Since President Donalf Trump took office, federal employment has declined by 16,000.
In December 2016, the month before Trump’s inauguration, there were 2,810,000 people employed by the federal government, according to the BLS data. By August 2018, that had declined by 15,000 to 2,795,000. In September, it declined another 1,000 to 2,794,000.
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At the same time, overall government employment (including those employed by state and local governments) increased 13,000 in September and has climbed by 100,000 since December 2016.