Unstoppable: Federal government added 1,000 employees during shutdown month

Unstoppable: Federal government added 1,000 employees during shutdown month
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[Ed. – Now, that’s the federal government we know and love.]

Even though the federal government was in partial shutdown for most of January, it still managed to increase its employees by 1,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In December 2018, according to BLS, the federal government employed 2,799,000 workers. In January, it employed 2,800,000.

The federal shutdown began on Dec. 22, 2018 and ended on Jan. 25, 2019.

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The BLS’s employment report said that with this net increase of 1,000 federal workers federal employment was “essentially unchanged” in January.

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