Government Grew by 24,000 Employees in February
Government in the United States grew by 24,000 employees in February, according to numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In January, government employed 22,174,000. In February, that increased to 22,198,000.
Over the year--from February 2021 to February 2022--government employment in the United States grew from 21,805,000 to 22,198,000, an increase of 393,000.
Government employment hit an all-time peak of 22,879,000 in February 2020, according to the historical data published by the BLS. Since then, it has dropped by 681,000.
The largest number of government employees work for local governments. From...