According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, government accounts for about 8% of jobs in the United States. Here's the breakdown using numbers easily accessible on the BLS website (all numbers from 2006 or 2007):
1,774,000 Federal government civilian employees, excluding Post Office
615,000 Post Office
1,172,913 Military enlisted
230,577 Military Officers
2,424,000 State government (excluding education and hospitals)
5,594,000 Local government (excluding education and hospitals)
That's a total of 11,810,490 government jobs.
The total number of jobs in the U.S. in 2006 was 150,600,000, so government employment makes up 7.84% of all jobs.
In 2007, the U.S. population (according to the Census Bureau) was 301,621,157, so about 4% of Americans are employed by the government.
According to a study by Paul C. Light, a government professor at New York University, the Federal Government also employed 14.6 million contractors in 2006. This was an increase of 2.5 million since 2002, and the study attributes the increase directly to contractors hired as part of the war on terror. (reported in the Washington Post)
About 12.1 million Americans who are eligible for employment are not employed. This represent a percentage of about 8 percent.
1 in every 3 workers, 33.33% of the workingpopulation.
What percentage of adults over the age of 50 are employed?
In 1968 233,400 Americans were employed in the footwear industry
the percentage of peeps employed in agriculture in Germany is 79.2% hope this helps :):):):):)
By 1995, only 53,800 Americans were employed in the footwear industry
By 1998, only 33,533 Americans were employed in the footwear industry
these unanswered questions are unanswereed due to probable government coverup
In India the percentage of people in primary industry is 52%, in secondary industry 14% and in tertiary 34% (2003, Government).