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Question: does anyone have the figures for direct public sector job growth in the US, not private sector jobs created by public spending, but actual government employees?

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by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 at 10:52:16 AM EST
Try this. You'll find four tables, two each for yearly and monthly data, the first of each pair for goods-producing and the second for services jobs, all government jobs are in the latter.

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by DoDo on Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 at 11:07:49 AM EST
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If you are interested in a breakdown of those government jobs, it's at the bottom of this table.

(Both of these links are updated with the most current data.)

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One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 at 11:10:40 AM EST
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Thanks DoDo, so that's like ~1 million more jobs in the public sector over the period we're talking about on top of the jobs we're talking about? That's impressive.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 at 11:21:18 AM EST
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Nearly 1 million more?? How is it ever possible that the US administration keeps the phrase "smaller government"?
by Nomad on Sat Feb 4th, 2006 at 08:13:18 AM EST
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Yeah.

This is central to what asdf keeps arguing about, but many of us were busy to misunderstand (I only 'got it' weeks ago): the 'Anglo-Saxon' business propaganda is wrong not only on theory and characterising the structure and performance of the real economic system on this side of the pond, but the other side of the pond, too.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Feb 4th, 2006 at 10:41:29 AM EST
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