Fed Figures

Fed Figures offers a broad look at the composition of the federal workforce, providing data on its size and demographics as well as government trends on employee hiring and departures.

Size of the Federal WorkforceHires/Departures AgeGenderRace/Ethnicity

Unless otherwise noted below, all data are from FedScope for all full-time, nonseasonal, permanent employees (September 2016). Some agency or agency subcomponent data is not available on FedScope and therefore not included in our graphics. Due to these exclusions, the number of employees from the subcomponents or other data may not equal agency totals.
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Historical Federal Workforce Tables: “Executive Branch Civilian Employment Since 1940,” Office of Personnel Management, http://bit.ly/2su5mt0 (accessed Feb. 24, 2017).

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Hires: New hires are defined as the appointment of employees from outside the federal government.
Departures: Departures are defined as separations from federal civil service.

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Data on the civilian labor force: “Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, and race,” Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://bit.ly/2sFkiCT (accessed Feb. 24, 2017).

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