Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Latest employments statistics report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed government employment remained flat in July. Employment at the federal, state, and local levels changed little over the month. Government added 62,000 jobs over the past 12 months, with the majority of the employment gain occurring in state government education and local government, excluding education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July. Retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities added jobs. The employment change for June revised …

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Survey Finds Government Workforce Shrinking Historically

Survey Finds Government Workforce Shrinking Historically

Even though state and local governments are hiring again, workforces are smaller than before the 2008 downturn.  Recruitment and retention continue to be challenges.

“State and Local Government Workforce:  2014 Trends“ is an annual survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (slge.org), the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (ipma-hr.org), and National Association of State Personnel Executives (naspe.net) of human resource professionals.Sixty-six (66) percent of respondents reported hiring employees in the past year, with 55 percent hiring more than they did in …

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State and Local Government Employment Down in 2012

State and Local Government Employment Down in 2012

There were 22.0 million total federal, state and local government employees in the U.S. in March 2012 (including part-time employees), down 115,733 or 0.5 percent from March 2011, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of federal government employees declined 2.2 percent from 2011 to 2.8 million in 2012, and the number of state government employees declined 0.5 percent from 2011 to 5.3 million in 2012. There were 14.0 million local government employees in 2012, which is not a …

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