Government Shutdown Demographics by Sydney Beveridge
With just hours to go before a government shutdown, Social Explorer takes a look at the government workers who might be sent home.
- According to the 2009 American Community Survey, there are 4,719,312 federal government employees around the nation, representing 3.4% of the workforce.
- In the Washington, DC, metro area, federal employees make up a whopping 16.3% of the workforce.
- The median income for full-time federal workers is $57,219 nationwide and $86,310 in the DC area.
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