Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 1, 2014

Question of the Week #18 – 2014

Question of the Week #18 – 2014

What is the current U. S. population, and how many work for the government?

My two cents (but please share yours):

When I wrote this post, the U. S. population was 317,963,750. Those employed by state and local governments were 19,582,883 (about 6.2% of the population). Federal workers totaled 4,411,360 (about 1.4% of the population).



  1. I had noooo idea there were that many people in the U.S.

    • Hi Patti, There are certainly a bunch of us. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  2. It’s grotesque that we have so many government employees – especially since we’re cutting down the number in the military who are there to protect us. Far too many government employees at all levels involved in taking money away from the taxpayers it belongs to and giving it to people it doesn’t belong to.

    • The other problem, David, is that the government is nonprofit. No profits means no new jobs created for those who are unemployed. Cheers, Ashley

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