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Lazaro Gamio Apr 14, 2017
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The federal workforce hasn't grown much in the last 50 years

The Trump administration is telling federal agencies to get smaller and more streamlined. But the size of the federal workforce has remained relatively stable since the late 90s and is a relatively small slice of total government employment. Here's how federal government employment compares to the local and state-level, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics