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January 05, 2018

United States Federal Government Cut 16,000 Jobs in 2017

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CNS News is reporting that the United States federal government cut 16,000 jobs in 2017. This trend needs to continue. The federal government has become too big and out of control. A once government of, by and for the people has now become one overwhelming the people. It is hard to imagine that the federal government employs 2,803,000 people. That number is greater than the population of 15 US states and the District of Columbia. However, one would think we should be able to reduce federal jobs by at least 1%. The federal government is out of control. With technology and innovation, one would presume that more jobs and redundant jobs could be eliminated. Since federal jobs have been cut, it is also time to cut spending in Washington, DC. This is hardly what The Founding Fathers had envisioned for the federal government.

The federal government employed 16,000 fewer people in December 2017 than it did in December 2016, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

State governments employed 19,000 fewer people in December 2017 than they did in December 2016.

However, overall government employment in the United States increased by a net 42,000 during 2017 because of the 77,000 jobs added by local governments from December 2016 to December 2017.

The federal government in December 2016 employed 2,819,000 people, according to BLS. By December 2016, that had dropped to 2,803,000—a decrease of 16,000.

State governments in December 2016 employed 5,085,000 people. But, by December 2017, that had dropped to 5,066,000—a decrease of 19,000.

Local governments in December 2016 employed 14,395,000. By December 2017, that had climbed to 14,472,000—an increase of 77,000.

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