Updated: Oct. 5, 2012
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Government Employment and Payroll

This database reports federal, state, and local civilian government employees and their gross monthly payroll based on surveys from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Those surveys are conducted in March for state and local governments and December for the Federal Government. Data are provided on full-time and part-time employment, part-time hours worked, full-time equivalent employment, and payroll statistics by governmental function.

Please note that data are not available for all local governments. Also, the payroll data for the Federal Government reflects total monthly payroll only. There is no detail available for full-time or part-time employee payrolls. Three functions apply only to the Federal Government and have no counterpart at the state and local government levels: national defense and international relations, postal service, and space research and technology. For more information, see details from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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