Government employment versus population of the United States.
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Looking at raw numbers doesn’t usually do justice to a cause. With the recent 2010 Census, it is helpful to look at population versus the percent of people working for a certain sector. There has been a lot of ire thrown against the government and how large it has gotten. But we also have 308 million Americans so we have to adjust the actual figures to reflect this. When we examine government employment versus the population the figures don’t look all that startling but then this begs the question why things have gotten so expensive? The chart merely hits on one aspect and that I the raw number of workers for the government.
Let us look at that chart:
Makes you wonder which programs are costing us the most.