Report: Feds Hiring More Than States, Local Governments

Report: Feds Hiring More Than States, Local Governments


Analysis of a recent job poll called the federal government “one of the brightest spots in the nation’s hiring picture” in a Monday article.

According to the Gallup poll, hiring at the federal level is significantly outpacing the state and local levels, as well as the private sector.

“Based on these reports from workers, the federal government is a growth industry, while employment at state and local governments is shrinking,” the post stated. “By almost a 2-to-1 margin, federal employees say their employer is hiring rather than firing.”

The disparity in numbers indicate that while state and local governments are in midst of downsizing due to budget constraints and lost revenue from the recession, such budgetary pressures have not affected the federal level.

“How long this pattern will continue is difficult to project,” the post continued. “The federal budget deficit is likely to become a prominent element of political debate in the months and years ahead, thus opening up the possibility of increased employment pressures at the federal level.”

A new poll also shows that more Americans believe the economy is improving; 41 percent believe the economy is getting better, up from 33 percent last month.

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A Chicago native, Bridgette has been a journalist since she first wrote for her seventh grade newsletter. Today, that passion is just as strong. She has written for several newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Defender, the Marshall News-Messenger (Texas) and the Springfield News-Sun (Ohio).