Number of governmental employees in the U.S. in 2016, by function

Governmental employees in the U.S. in 2016 This statistic shows the number of governmental employees, by function, in the U.S. in 2016. For instance, 174,055 officers were employed for financial administration by the U.S. Government in 2016.
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FunctionsNumber of employees
Education - Higher Education Total 2,675,532
Corrections444,764
Hospitals424,953
Public Welfare245,515
Highways216,836
Health191,677
All other and unallocable180,105
Judicial and Legal179,223
Financial Administration174,055
Natural Resources147,116
Police Protection Total103,282
Education - Other91,411
Social Insurance Administration72,662
Education - Elementary and Secondary Total 59,481
Other Government Administration56,439
Parks and Recreation40,361
Transit33,839
State liquor stores12,741
Water Transport and Terminals 4,520
Electric Power4,208
Air Transportation3,248
Solid Waste Management2,532
Sewerage1,678
Libraries 811
Water Supply809
Housing and Community Development660
FunctionsNumber of employees
Education - Higher Education Total 2,675,532
Corrections444,764
Hospitals424,953
Public Welfare245,515
Highways216,836
Health191,677
All other and unallocable180,105
Judicial and Legal179,223
Financial Administration174,055
Natural Resources147,116
Police Protection Total103,282
Education - Other91,411
Social Insurance Administration72,662
Education - Elementary and Secondary Total 59,481
Other Government Administration56,439
Parks and Recreation40,361
Transit33,839
State liquor stores12,741
Water Transport and Terminals 4,520
Electric Power4,208
Air Transportation3,248
Solid Waste Management2,532
Sewerage1,678
Libraries 811
Water Supply809
Housing and Community Development660
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This statistic shows the number of governmental employees, by function, in the U.S. in 2016. For instance, 174,055 officers were employed for financial administration by the U.S. Government in 2016.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Employment data for fire protection sector is not available.

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