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According to the Census bureau 2003-2006 Economic Trends report:

There are 297,305 civilians 16 and over who live in Washington DC and are in the work force. Of these 47,056 are in Public Administration.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics:

  • The Federal Government has about 2.0 million civilian employees, excluding the Postal Service, and is the Nation's largest employer.
  • About 85 percent of Federal employees work outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Federal Government civilian employment, except U.S. Postal Service, November 2008:

Total for the US 1,909,000.

Total for the Washington DC MSA (Which includes DC, and parts of VA and MD) 320,000

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