Number of governmental employees in the U.S. in 2017, by function

Governmental employees in the U.S. in 2017 This statistic shows the number of governmental employees, by function, in the U.S. in 2017. For instance, 163,765 officers were employed for financial administration by the U.S. Government in 2017.
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FunctionsNumber of employees
Education - Higher Education Total 1,336,746
Corrections439,259
Hospitals355,814
Public Welfare236,248
Highways202,431
Health176,502
Judicial and Legal170,948
All other and unallocable166,570
Financial Administration163,765
Natural Resources120,936
Police Protection Total101,193
Education - Other76,416
Social Insurance Administration68,920
Other Government Administration46,520
Education - Elementary and Secondary Total 41,874
Transit32,721
Parks and Recreation29,399
State liquor stores6,400
Water Transport and Terminals 4,477
Electric Power4,190
Air Transportation3,184
Solid Waste Management2,328
Sewerage1,643
Water Supply723
Housing and Community Development603
Libraries 553
FunctionsNumber of employees
Education - Higher Education Total 1,336,746
Corrections439,259
Hospitals355,814
Public Welfare236,248
Highways202,431
Health176,502
Judicial and Legal170,948
All other and unallocable166,570
Financial Administration163,765
Natural Resources120,936
Police Protection Total101,193
Education - Other76,416
Social Insurance Administration68,920
Other Government Administration46,520
Education - Elementary and Secondary Total 41,874
Transit32,721
Parks and Recreation29,399
State liquor stores6,400
Water Transport and Terminals 4,477
Electric Power4,190
Air Transportation3,184
Solid Waste Management2,328
Sewerage1,643
Water Supply723
Housing and Community Development603
Libraries 553
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This statistic shows the number of governmental employees, by function, in the U.S. in 2017. For instance, 163,765 officers were employed for financial administration by the U.S. Government in 2017.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Employment data for fire protection sector is not available.
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