A Government of the People…Lots of People

Just how big is the government?


According the the most recent annual figures from the BLS (2007) there are over 21 million government employees in the United States.  More than one out of seven employed Americans sets their coffee on a government desk every day.  You would think that would be enough to have more than just preliminary data for the number of government employees in 2008.  If all the government employees in the US made their own country, they would be the 54th largest in the world, coming in just ahead of Sri Lanka and Australia.

Adam Rule – MCPP Intern


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