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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000

( - The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government,according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000.

The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000.

Over the past year—from October 2015 to October 2016—manufacturing employment fell by 53,000, declining from 12,311,000 to 12,258,000. During the same period, government employment climbed 208,000, rising from 22,027,000 to 22,235,000.



Anonymous said...

We need to build prisons in every state.That would double the # of Gov employees.

Not Quite Understanding said...

This is how we become a fascist state! Eventually, everyone and everything will work for the government.

Anonymous said...

The economy will soon fail with such a ratio. We need a return of manufacturing and a 50% cut in government jobs which do not contribute to the economy.

Anonymous said...

More foolishness spouted by fools too lazy to check facts. Gov employment has been relatively stagnant for over a decade. Our manufacturing production is near record highs. Companies no longer need to hire 500 of you dummies to produce. Instead they can hire 25 people with real skills to produce even more product.