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Employment and Trends - December 2011

TABLE 1 -- FEDERAL CIVILIAN PERSONNEL SUMMARY
DECEMBER 2011SEPTEMBER 2011CHANGE FROMAVERAGE EMPLOYMENT TO DATE
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORIESTOTAL*PERCENTTOTAL*PERCENTSEPTEMBER 2010DECEMBER 2010CALENDAR YEAR 2011*CHANGE FROM CALENDAR YEARFISCAL YEAR 2012*CHANGE FROM FISCAL YEAR 2011
          
TOTAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT A/ 2,793,424 100.00 2,820,460 100.00 -27,036 -50,060 2,832,009 -171,814 2,793,424 -50,060
          
FULL-TIME 2,573,256 92.12 2,604,710 92.35 -31,454 -47,980 2,610,865 +1,633 2,573,256 -47,980
WITH PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS 2,446,403 87.58 2,462,452 87.31 -16,049 -29,758 2,469,403 +20,857 2,446,403 -29,758
WITH TEMPORARY AND                    
INDEFINITE APPOINTMENTS 126,853 4.54 142,258 5.04 -15,405 -18,222 141,462 -19,224 126,853 -18,222
PART-TIME (REGULARLY SCHEDULED) 111,106 3.98 113,944 4.04 -2,838 -17,144 119,129 -9,387 111,106 -17,144
INTERMITTENT 109,062 3.90 101,806 3.61 +7,256 +15,064 102,016 -164,060 109,062 +15,064
          
U.S. CITIZENS 2,758,726 98.76 2,785,624 98.76 -26,898 -50,308 2,797,358 -171,682 2,758,726 -50,308
NON U.S. CITIZENS 34,698 1.24 34,836 1.24 -138 +248 34,651 -132 34,698 +248
          
UNITED STATES, TOTAL 2,702,597 96.75 2,727,851 96.72 -25,254 -48,566 2,739,648 -172,555 2,702,597 -48,566
WASHINGTON, D.C.,                    
METROPOLITAN AREA 368,706 13.20 377,373 13.38 -8,667 -3,066 371,901 -814 368,706 -3,066
OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C.                    
METROPOLITAN AREA 2,333,891 83.55 2,350,478 83.34 -16,587 -45,500 2,367,747 -171,740 2,333,891 -45,500
          
OVERSEAS, TOTAL 90,827 3.25 92,609 3.28 -1,782 -1,494 92,362 +741 90,827 -1,494
U.S. CITIZENS 63,807 2.28 65,702 2.33 -1,895 -1,936 65,543 +214 63,807 -1,936
NON U.S. CITIZENS 27,020 .97 26,907 .95 +113 +442 26,819 +528 27,020 +442
          
TERRITORIES 18,589 .67 18,665 .66 -76 -39 18,640 +245 18,589 -39
U.S. CITIZENS 18,542 .66 18,618 .66 -76 -57 18,597 +228 18,542 -57
NON U.S. CITIZENS 47 ... 47 ... +0 +18 42 +15 47 +18
          
FOREIGN COUNTRIES 72,238 2.59 73,944 2.62 -1,706 -1,455 73,722 +496 72,238 -1,455
U.S. CITIZENS 45,265 1.62 47,084 1.67 -1,819 -1,879 46,946 -15 45,265 -1,879
NON U.S. CITIZENS 26,973 .97 26,860 .95 +113 +424 26,777 +512 26,973 +424
          
EXECUTIVE BRANCH, TOTAL 2,729,305 97.70 2,756,233 97.72 -26,928 -49,797 2,767,824 -171,384 2,729,305 -49,797
          
FULL-TIME, TOTAL 2,511,008 89.89 2,542,362 90.14 -31,354 -47,729 2,548,559 +2,046 2,511,008 -47,729
TYPE OF POSITION OCCUPIED:                    
IN PERMANENT POSITIONS 2,444,607 87.51 2,460,203 87.23 -15,596 -41,117 2,466,152 +8,692 2,444,607 -41,117
IN TEMPORARY POSITIONS 66,401 2.38 82,159 2.91 -15,758 -6,612 82,407 -6,645 66,401 -6,612
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:                    
WITH PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS 2,395,643 85.76 2,411,678 85.51 -16,035 -36,811 2,418,651 +13,781 2,395,643 -36,811
WITH TEMPORARY AND                    
INDEFINITE APPOINTMENTS 115,365 4.13 130,684 4.63 -15,319 -10,918 129,907 -11,736 115,365 -10,918
          
PART-TIME (REGULARLY SCHEDULED)                    
TOTAL 109,412 3.92 112,248 3.98 -2,836 -17,137 117,432 -9,390 109,412 -17,137
WITH PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS 91,269 3.27 91,450 3.24 -181 -12,020 96,528 -6,414 91,269 -12,020
WITH TEMPORARY AND                    
INDEFINITE APPOINTMENTS 18,143 .65 20,798 .74 -2,655 -5,117 20,904 -2,976 18,143 -5,117
          
INTERMITTENT, TOTAL 108,885 3.90 101,623 3.60 +7,262 +15,069 101,833 -164,041 108,885 +15,069
          
COMPETITIVE SERVICE, TOTAL 1,487,601 53.25 1,508,428 53.48 -20,827 +21,170 1,508,434 +59,916 1,487,601 +21,170
PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS 1,452,434 51.99 1,463,209 51.88 -10,775 +26,756 1,464,918 +62,778 1,452,434 +26,756
TEMPORARY AND INDEFINITE                    
APPOINTMENTS 35,167 1.26 45,219 1.60 -10,052 -5,586 43,516 -2,862 35,167 -5,586
          
EXCEPTED AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE                    
SERVICES, TOTAL 1,241,704 44.45 1,247,805 44.24 -6,101 -70,967 1,259,390 -231,300 1,241,704 -70,967
PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS 1,043,493 37.36 1,049,474 37.21 -5,981 -76,787 1,059,843 -57,760 1,043,493 -76,787
TEMPORARY AND INDEFINITE                    
APPOINTMENTS 198,211 7.10 198,331 7.03 -120 +5,820 199,547 -173,540 198,211 +5,820
          
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, TOTAL 30,357 1.09 30,465 1.08 -108 -263 30,421 -437 30,357 -263
          
FULL-TIME 29,994 1.07 30,094 1.07 -100 -253 30,051 -417 29,994 -253
PART-TIME (REGULARLY SCHEDULED) 283 .01 285 .01 -2 -5 285 +0 283 -5
INTERMITTENT 80 ... 86 ... -6 -5 85 -20 80 -5
          
JUDICIAL BRANCH, TOTAL 33,762 1.21 33,762 1.20 +0 +0 33,765 +7 33,762 +0
          
FULL-TIME 32,254 1.15 32,254 1.14 +0 +2 32,256 +5 32,254 +2
PART-TIME (REGULARLY SCHEDULED) 1,411 .05 1,411 .05 +0 -2 1,412 +3 1,411 -2
INTERMITTENT 97 ... 97 ... +0 +0 97 +0 97 +0

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

A/ EXCLUDES CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, AND
NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY.

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