Fed Figures 2019 – A Snapshot of the Federal Workforce

August 13, 2019

The federal government employs about 2 million people who provide a wide array of critical services to the American public, from defending our national security to responding to natural disasters, caring for veterans and protecting public health and the environment. This data analysis is designed to shed light on several key characteristics of the federal workforce. What is the demographic breakdown of federal employees? What type of work do federal employees do and where are they located? The Partnership for Public Service analyzed federal workforce data to answer these and other questions, focusing on federal civilian employees who do not work in the legislative or judicial branches, the intelligence community, or U.S. Postal Service.

Publication Type: Research and Publications