Bloomberg Law
March 6, 2014, 5:00 AM

U.S. Had 22 Million Federal, State and Local
Government Employees in 2012, Census Says

There were a total of about 22 million federal, state and local government employees in the U.S. in March 2012—including part-time employees—down 115,733 or 0.5 percent from March 2011, according to a Census Bureau report issued March 6.

There were 2.8 million federal government employees in 2012, a 2.2 percent decline from 2011, the report said.

There were 5.3 million state government employees in 2012, a 0.5 percent decline from 2011, and 14 million local government employees in 2012, about the same as 2011, it said.

The numbers unveiled by the Census Bureau come from its “2012 Census of Governments: ...