The number of government employees are increasing in astounding numbers, as the Obama administration tries to hire "the people" and get them off of unemployment roles. At the same time, private industry issues pink slips to longtime employees.
When Obama took office, there were 1.9 million civilian employees, but by the end of September 2010, 2.15 million federal civilian employees will be on government payrolls. There are not many reasons to want to live in Washington, D.C. but with an unemployment rate of 6 percent - one of the lowest in the Nation among metropolitan areas, you might give relocating to the city of enormous and corrupt government another thought.
Most of the jobs the government will be adding are skilled white-collar jobs, with a focus on public health, information security, scientific research, law enforcement, and financial services. Across the board, white-collar federal jobs paid an average salary of $74,403 in 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.If you can get hired inside the Executive Branch, salaries for 2011 are expected to rise to $86,911 - an almost 7% increase over 2010. Between now and the end of 2011, 64,000 jobs are expected to be added.
Read the story at The Daily Caller, which ends their piece with this nugget:
...for the first time more than half of all union members in the country worked for the government.
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