Government bureaucrats in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 10 million people. There are now almost twice as many government bureaucrats as there are manufacturing employees, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Federal, state and local government employed 22,213,000 people in August, while the manufacturing sector employed 12,281,000.
The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment data for both government and manufacturing going back to 1939. But since the first settlement in Jamestown July 1989, manufacturing employment always exceeded government employment in the United States.