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Data, Analysis & Documentation Federal Employment Reports

Employment and Trends - January 2009

TABLE 14 -- FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT BY BRANCH, SELECTED AGENCY, PAY SYSTEM AND AREA, DECEMBER 2008 AND JANUARY 2009
ALL AREASUNITED STATESWASHINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV CORE BASED STATISTICAL AREA
AGENCYTOTAL*WAGE SYSTEMS A/OTHER B/TOTAL*WAGE SYSTEMS A/OTHER B/TOTAL*WAGE SYSTEMS A/OTHER B/
TOTAL, ALL AGENCIES                                    
     JANUARY 2009 2,748,978 * 208,203 * 2,540,775 * 2,660,818 * 201,816 * 2,459,002 * 343,455 * 10,944 * 332,511 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,764,455 * 209,193 * 2,555,262 * 2,675,966 * 202,748 * 2,473,218 * 345,326 * 10,859 * 334,467 *
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH                                    
     JANUARY 2009 29,933 * 2,712 * 27,221 * 29,927 * 2,712 * 27,215 * 28,824 * 2,666 * 26,158 *
     DECEMBER 2008 29,871 * 2,712 * 27,159 * 29,865 * 2,712 * 27,153 * 28,761 * 2,666 * 26,095 *
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 3,129 * 5 * 3,124 * 3,129 * 5 * 3,124 * 2,257 * 5 * 2,252 *
     DECEMBER 2008 3,129 * 5 * 3,124 * 3,129 * 5 * 3,124 * 2,257 * 5 * 2,252 *
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 2,378 * 1,164 * 1,214 * 2,378 * 1,164 * 1,214 * 2,188 * 1,120 * 1,068 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,378 * 1,164 * 1,214 * 2,378 * 1,164 * 1,214 * 2,188 * 1,120 * 1,068 *
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS                                    
     JANUARY 2009 3,871 * 68 * 3,803 * 3,865 * 68 * 3,797 * 3,831 * 66 * 3,765 *
     DECEMBER 2008 3,871 * 68 * 3,803 * 3,865 * 68 * 3,797 * 3,831 * 66 * 3,765 *
JUDICIAL BRANCH                                    
     JANUARY 2009 33,754 * ... 33,754 * 33,385 * ... 33,385 * 2,815 * ... 2,815 *
     DECEMBER 2008 33,754 * ... 33,754 * 33,385 * ... 33,385 * 2,815 * ... 2,815 *
EXECUTIVE BRANCH                                    
     JANUARY 2009 2,685,291 * 205,491 * 2,479,800 * 2,597,506 * 199,104 * 2,398,402 * 311,816 * 8,278 * 303,538 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,700,830 * 206,481 * 2,494,349 * 2,612,716 * 200,036 * 2,412,680 * 313,750 * 8,193 * 305,557 *
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT                                    
     JANUARY 2009 1,576 * 10 * 1,566 * 1,563 * 10 * 1,553 * 1,563 * 10 * 1,553 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,707 * 12 * 1,695 * 1,694 * 12 * 1,682 * 1,694 * 12 * 1,682 *
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS                                    
     JANUARY 2009 1,789,698 * 198,612 * 1,591,086 * 1,707,950 * 192,225 * 1,515,725 * 248,409 * 6,990 * 241,419 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,787,633 * 199,533 * 1,588,100 * 1,705,704 * 193,088 * 1,512,616 * 249,441 * 6,909 * 242,532 *
DEPARTMENT OF STATE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 36,359 35 36,324 14,644 35 14,609 11,840 33 11,807
     DECEMBER 2008 36,422 34 36,388 14,846 34 14,812 12,038 32 12,006
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 105,668 * 2,265 * 103,403 * 104,937 * 2,265 * 102,672 * 14,839 * 779 * 14,060 *
     DECEMBER 2008 105,668 * 2,265 * 103,403 * 104,937 * 2,265 * 102,672 * 14,839 * 779 * 14,060 *
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 700,722 145,682 555,040 653,570 139,846 513,724 68,628 3,632 64,996
     DECEMBER 2008 701,100 146,192 554,908 653,976 140,309 513,667 68,726 3,544 65,182
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 266,026 51,305 214,721 246,090 48,692 197,398 20,639 1,062 19,577
     DECEMBER 2008 265,030 51,480 213,550 245,161 48,836 196,325 20,510 1,065 19,445
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 182,705 40,937 141,768 175,544 39,780 135,764 24,856 1,064 23,792
     DECEMBER 2008 183,042 40,899 142,143 175,921 39,735 136,186 24,983 1,063 23,920
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 154,323 43,184 111,139 148,431 42,718 105,713 5,859 926 4,933
     DECEMBER 2008 154,924 43,561 111,363 149,047 43,093 105,954 5,865 931 4,934
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 22,587 5,053 17,534 22,003 4,943 17,060 2,048 13 2,035
     DECEMBER 2008 22,682 5,086 17,596 22,097 4,979 17,118 2,051 13 2,038
OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES (EXCLUDING DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY)                                    
     JANUARY 2009 75,081 5,203 69,878 61,502 3,713 57,789 15,226 567 14,659
     DECEMBER 2008 75,422 5,166 70,256 61,750 3,666 58,084 15,317 472 14,845
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 110,141 4,983 105,158 108,149 4,958 103,191 23,794 203 23,591
     DECEMBER 2008 110,296 5,013 105,283 108,291 4,988 103,303 23,918 205 23,713
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                    
     JANUARY 2009 65,860 7,156 58,704 65,514 7,066 58,448 7,305 635 6,670
     DECEMBER 2008 66,516 7,250 59,266 66,169 7,158 59,011 7,419 628 6,791
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 92,528 2,053 90,475 91,645 2,044 89,601 10,693 213 10,480
     DECEMBER 2008 93,968 2,141 91,827 93,070 2,131 90,939 10,749 217 10,532
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 52,375 794 51,581 52,008 794 51,214 23,256 227 23,029
     DECEMBER 2008 47,237 789 46,448 46,872 789 46,083 23,146 224 22,922
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                                    
     JANUARY 2009 16,035 13 16,022 16,000 13 15,987 5,628 9 5,619
     DECEMBER 2008 16,277 13 16,264 16,240 13 16,227 5,796 9 5,787
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES                                    
     JANUARY 2009 64,620 2,029 62,591 64,321 2,028 62,293 29,943 395 29,548
     DECEMBER 2008 64,133 2,029 62,104 63,840 2,028 61,812 29,981 397 29,584
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT                                    
     JANUARY 2009 9,629 ... 9,629 9,556 ... 9,556 3,340 ... 3,340
     DECEMBER 2008 9,853 ... 9,853 9,780 ... 9,780 3,455 ... 3,455
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 55,687 268 55,419 55,359 268 55,091 9,159 54 9,105
     DECEMBER 2008 55,930 271 55,659 55,606 271 55,335 9,262 55 9,207
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 15,318 1,255 14,063 15,301 1,255 14,046 5,192 2 5,190
     DECEMBER 2008 15,412 1,267 14,145 15,395 1,267 14,128 5,270 2 5,268
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 4,045 3 4,042 4,036 3 4,033 2,949 3 2,946
     DECEMBER 2008 4,186 3 4,183 4,176 3 4,173 3,056 3 3,053
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS                                    
     JANUARY 2009 285,732 29,807 255,925 281,789 29,423 252,366 8,231 604 7,627
     DECEMBER 2008 284,821 30,007 254,814 280,868 29,615 251,253 8,264 614 7,650
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 174,979 2,269 172,710 171,121 2,227 168,894 23,612 201 23,411
     DECEMBER 2008 175,814 2,259 173,555 171,638 2,217 169,421 23,522 200 23,322
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES                                    
     JANUARY 2009 894,017 * 6,869 * 887,148 * 887,993 * 6,869 * 881,124 * 61,844 * 1,278 * 60,566 *
     DECEMBER 2008 911,490 * 6,936 * 904,554 * 905,318 * 6,936 * 898,382 * 62,615 * 1,272 * 61,343 *
FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                    
     JANUARY 2009 1,873 * 106 * 1,767 * 1,873 * 106 * 1,767 * 1,873 * 106 * 1,767 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,873 * 106 * 1,767 * 1,873 * 106 * 1,767 * 1,873 * 106 * 1,767 *
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY                                    
     JANUARY 2009 18,092 11 18,081 18,032 11 18,021 5,226 2 5,224
     DECEMBER 2008 18,163 11 18,152 18,103 11 18,092 5,292 2 5,290
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 2,187 ... 2,187 2,178 ... 2,178 472 ... 472
     DECEMBER 2008 2,192 ... 2,192 2,183 ... 2,183 479 ... 479
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 1,858 2 1,856 1,855 2 1,853 1,564 2 1,562
     DECEMBER 2008 1,862 2 1,860 1,860 2 1,858 1,577 2 1,575
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 5,218 13 5,205 5,203 13 5,190 1,563 13 1,550
     DECEMBER 2008 5,100 * 13 * 5,087 * 5,085 * 13 * 5,072 * 1,556 * 13 * 1,543 *
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 11,938 388 11,550 11,886 388 11,498 4,088 179 3,909
     DECEMBER 2008 12,060 395 11,665 12,007 395 11,612 4,144 181 3,963
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 18,354 19 18,335 18,343 19 18,324 3,996 18 3,978
     DECEMBER 2008 18,437 19 18,418 18,424 19 18,405 4,029 18 4,011
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 3,187 13 3,174 3,187 13 3,174 1,339 12 1,327
     DECEMBER 2008 3,241 12 3,229 3,241 12 3,229 1,352 11 1,341
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD                                    
     JANUARY 2009 1,636 * 5 * 1,631 * 1,616 * 5 * 1,611 * 442 * 5 * 437 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,636 * 5 * 1,631 * 1,616 * 5 * 1,611 * 442 * 5 * 437 *
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 4,084 2 4,082 4,082 2 4,080 2,952 2 2,950
     DECEMBER 2008 4,120 2 4,118 4,119 2 4,117 2,980 2 2,978
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT                                    
     JANUARY 2009 5,416 10 5,406 5,396 10 5,386 1,660 5 1,655
     DECEMBER 2008 5,426 10 5,416 5,407 10 5,397 1,672 5 1,667
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD                                    
     JANUARY 2009 957 ... 957 957 ... 957 5 ... 5
     DECEMBER 2008 963 ... 963 963 ... 963 5 ... 5
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 3,673 ... 3,673 3,673 ... 3,673 2,190 ... 2,190
     DECEMBER 2008 3,674 ... 3,674 3,674 ... 3,674 2,191 ... 2,191
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 4,114 3 4,111 4,072 3 4,069 920 3 917
     DECEMBER 2008 5,018 * 3 * 5,015 * 4,917 * 3 * 4,914 * 957 * 3 * 954 *
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 4,966 * 851 * 4,115 * 4,942 * 851 * 4,091 * 4,568 * 795 * 3,773 *
     DECEMBER 2008 4,976 * 845 * 4,131 * 4,952 * 845 * 4,107 * 4,574 * 788 * 3,786 *
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION                                    
     JANUARY 2009 63,031 280 62,751 62,625 280 62,345 1,644 14 1,630
     DECEMBER 2008 63,745 284 63,461 63,333 284 63,049 1,665 14 1,651
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                    
     JANUARY 2009 1,957 * 98 * 1,859 * 1,709 * 98 * 1,611 * 1,509 * 89 * 1,420 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,957 * 98 * 1,859 * 1,709 * 98 * 1,611 * 1,509 * 89 * 1,420 *
AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                    
     JANUARY 2009 2,515 * ... 2,515 * 1,585 * ... 1,585 * 1,584 * ... 1,584 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,515 * ... 2,515 * 1,585 * ... 1,585 * 1,584 * ... 1,584 *
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE                                    
     JANUARY 2009 713,376 ... 713,376 709,969 ... 709,969 13,803 ... 13,803
     DECEMBER 2008 728,768 ... 728,768 725,283 ... 725,283 14,198 ... 14,198

*PRELIMINARY OR PREVIOUS MONTH'S EMPLOYMENT TOTALS (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) WERE USED FOR CURRENT MONTH. **REVISED.

A/ FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES WHOSE PAY RATES ARE SET BY WAGE BOARDS OR SIMILAR ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY SERVING THE SAME PURPOSE
AND ADJUSTED PERIODICALLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCALLY PREVAILING RATES.

B/ INCLUDES GENERAL SCHEDULE, SEVERAL POSTAL PAY PLANS OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVELY DETERMINED PAY PLANS.

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