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Mouse over each state to find out how many federal employees work in each state. It’s important to note that the data reflect places of employment, not places of residence. The data also reflect the total number of non-seasonal full time permanent employees only.
Federal employee organizations are quick to remind to members of Congress and the administration that more than 80 percent of the federal workforce works and lives outside of the Washington metropolitan area. The data prove that statement to be correct.
Perhaps by the nature of its size, California is home to the highest number of federal employees, with 152,466. Virginia and the District of Columbia fall second and third, according to a recent report from the Office of Personnel Management.
Ahead of Public Service Recognition Week, the federal community will remind Americans that the employees who serve them are a diverse group of people who live and work throughout the country.
According to the Office of Personnel Management’s vast trove of federal employee data, they’re correct.
More federal employees work in California, for example, than the District of Columbia, Virginia or Maryland.
Some other key takeaways?
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The overall U.S. population continues to grow year over year, but the size of the federal workforce has varied in recent memory.
Nearly 63 percent of federal employees are white, while federal Hispanic and Latino employment sits at 8.9 percent. The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment has attempted
Scroll through the slides to see who federal employees are and where they work.
Nicole Ogrysko is a reporter for Federal News Network focusing on the federal workforce and federal pay and benefits.