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The U.S. population has continued grow over the last 10 years, but the overall size of the federal workforce has fluctuated in recent years, according to data from the Census Bureau and Office of Personnel Management. The federal workforce grew in the early years of the Obama administration but has decreased slightly between 2011-2014.
The data reflect the total number of non-seasonal full time permanent employees only.
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.
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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
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Nicole Ogrysko is a reporter for Federal News Network focusing on the federal workforce and federal pay and benefits.
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