by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2018
The federal government has 24,000 fewer employees since President Donald Trump took office, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May, the bureau said in a June 1 report.
A month before Trump took office there were 2,810,000 civilians employed in the federal government. That total currently stands at 2,786,000.
Meanwhile, total government employment in the U.S. increased by 5,000 in May, climbing to 22,326,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics report said.
State government employment rose by 2,000 in May to 5,112,000.
Local government employment rose by 6,000 in May to 14,428,000.
“Even as federal government jobs were declining, overall employment was increasing – as was employment in state and local government,” noted Terrence P. Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNS News.