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How many employees in the federal government?

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04/27/2010

The "true size" of the federal government stands at 14.6 million employees, said Paul C. Light, the study's author and a government professor at New York University. Submitted by drjean.

How was this number arrived at? The Bureau of Labor Statistics said there are about 2 million civilian jobs and the armed services is about another million. Too many estimates include state and local governments.