Monday, December 27, 2010

Now Hiring: Uncle Sam

Source: OMB

Here’s a graphic tale of the federal workforce over the last three administrations.  We only have about two years of data for the current administration, but it’s easy to see that Obama went on a drunken hiring binge over the past several months.  I wonder what these people are doing?  What could justify such a surge in federal hiring?

With unemployment at 9.8%, Uncle Sam has certainly picked up some of the slack in the private sector.  Of course, for every federal worker, we need several private workers to pay their salary.  Anyway, just an interesting picture of the federal workforce.  Enjoy.

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