The September jobs report found that the federal government employs 2,723,000 civilian workers, which Floyd Norris points out ”is the lowest figure since 1966.”So, despite the fact that the U.S. population is 172 percent larger as of the 2010 census compared to that of 1960, we still have roughly the same number of workers in the federal government to provide services now as we did then. Just one more way in which conservative truthiness falls victim to factual reality.
“Now, the federal government employs exactly 2 percent of the people with jobs in this country. In 1966, the figure was more than twice that, 4.3 percent.”
It's smaller than you're being led to believe.
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