Our federal bureaucracy under Barack Obama is so bloated that the number of government workers outnumber the number of manufacturing workers by almost ten million people.
In October alone, the U.S. lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs, while gaining 19,000 government jobs, CNSNews is reporting.
Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, while the number of jobs in manufacturing dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000 – meaning that government employees now outnumber manufacturing workers by 9,977,000 jobs.
Over the last year, jobs in manufacturing fell by 53,000. During the same period, government employment rose from 22,027,000 to 22,235,000.
The feds have published monthly employment data since 1939. For the first 50 years – until 1988, manufacturing jobs exceeded government jobs. But in 1989, it all changed.
Manufacturing employment peaked in June 1979 at 19,553,000. Since then, manufacturing employment has declined by 7,295,000—or 37.3 percent—to its current level of 12,258,000.
In June 1979, when manufacturing employment hit its peak, government employment was 16,045,000. Since then, government employment has increased by 6,190,000—or 38.6 percent—to its current level of 22,235,000.
The 22,235,000 employed by government exceed the populations of 48 of the 50 states. Only California, which the Census Bureau estimated had a population of 39,144,818 in 2015; and Texas, which the Census Bureau estimated had a population of 27,469,114, had populations that exceeded the number of people in the country who work for government.
The number of government employees is so huge, it is larger than the combined population of Ohio and Michigan.
There are a total of 14,297,000 local government employees, 5,123 state government employees and 2,815 federal employees.