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Data, Analysis & Documentation Federal Employment Reports

Employment and Trends - March 2012

TABLE 18 -- ACCESSIONS BY TYPE, BRANCH, AND SELECTED AGENCY, ALL AREAS, DECEMBER 2011 AND MARCH 2012
TOTALTRANSFERSNEW HIRESRESTORATIONS, RETURNS TO DUTYACCESSIONS EXCLUDING TRANSFERSACCESSIONS CALENDAR YEAR 2012 TO DATEACCESSIONS FISCAL YEAR 2012 TO DATE
AGENCYNUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATE
TOTAL, ALL AGENCIES ... ... 148,001 5.40
MARCH 2012 74,723 * 2.73 2,535 * 0.09 47,575 * 1.74 24,613 * 0.90 72,188 * 2.64      
DECEMBER 2011 73,278 ** 5.34 4,174 ** 0.30 53,991 ** 3.94 15,113 ** 1.10 69,104 ** 5.04      
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH ... ... 315 2.48
MARCH 2012 159 * 1.25 1 * 0.01 142 * 1.12 16 * 0.13 158 * 1.24      
DECEMBER 2011 156 * 2.45 ... * ... 140 * 2.20 16 * 0.25 156 * 2.45      
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE ... ... 54 1.69
MARCH 2012 27 * 0.85 ... * ... 27 * 0.85 ... * ... 27 * 0.85      
DECEMBER 2011 27 * 1.69 ... * ... 27 * 1.69 ... * ... 27 * 1.69      
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE ... ... 36 1.51
MARCH 2012 18 * 0.76 ... * ... 12 * 0.50 6 * 0.25 18 * 0.76      
DECEMBER 2011 18 * 1.51 ... * ... 12 * 1.01 6 * 0.50 18 * 1.51      
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ... ... 138 3.56
MARCH 2012 69 * 1.78 ... * ... 63 * 1.63 6 * 0.15 69 * 1.78      
DECEMBER 2011 69 * 3.56 ... * ... 63 * 3.25 6 * 0.31 69 * 3.56      
JUDICIAL BRANCH ... ... 63 0.19
MARCH 2012 17 * 0.05 1 * ... 16 * 0.05 ... * ... 16 * 0.05      
DECEMBER 2011 46 * 0.27 46 * 0.27 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ...      
EXECUTIVE BRANCH ... ... 147,623 5.42
MARCH 2012 74,547 * 2.73 2,533 * 0.09 47,417 * 1.74 24,597 * 0.90 72,014 * 2.64      
DECEMBER 2011 73,076 ** 5.35 4,128 ** 0.30 53,851 ** 3.95 15,097 ** 1.11 68,948 ** 5.05      
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ... ... 162 8.67
MARCH 2012 79 * 4.23 12 * 0.64 62 * 3.32 5 * 0.27 67 * 3.59      
DECEMBER 2011 83 * 8.85 6 * 0.64 77 * 8.21 ... * ... 77 * 8.21      
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS ... ... 105,352 5.47
MARCH 2012 57,648 * 2.99 2,201 * 0.11 31,312 * 1.63 24,135 * 1.25 55,447 * 2.88      
DECEMBER 2011 47,704 * 4.96 3,846 * 0.40 29,303 * 3.05 14,555 * 1.51 43,858 * 4.56      
DEPARTMENT OF STATE ... ... 1,712 4.22
MARCH 2012 856 * 2.11 28 * 0.07 545 * 1.34 283 * 0.70 828 * 2.04      
DECEMBER 2011 856 4.22 28 0.14 545 2.68 283 1.39 828 4.08      
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ... ... 20,146 18.16
MARCH 2012 14,422 13.00 57 0.05 3,152 2.84 11,213 10.11 14,365 12.95      
DECEMBER 2011 5,724 * 10.64 731 * 1.36 707 * 1.31 4,286 * 7.97 4,993 * 9.28      
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ... ... 42,247 5.51
MARCH 2012 22,087 2.88 905 0.12 13,982 1.82 7,200 0.94 21,182 2.76      
DECEMBER 2011 20,160 5.26 1,445 0.38 11,482 3.00 7,233 1.89 18,715 4.88      
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ... ... 15,147 5.30
MARCH 2012 8,783 3.07 427 0.15 5,211 1.82 3,145 1.10 8,356 2.92      
DECEMBER 2011 6,364 4.44 277 0.19 3,486 2.43 2,601 1.82 6,087 4.25      
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ... ... 9,836 4.93
MARCH 2012 4,742 2.37 241 0.12 3,484 1.74 1,017 0.51 4,501 2.25      
DECEMBER 2011 5,094 5.11 239 0.24 3,313 3.32 1,542 1.55 4,855 4.87      
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ... ... 8,666 4.96
MARCH 2012 4,483 2.56 133 0.08 2,997 1.71 1,353 0.77 4,350 2.49      
DECEMBER 2011 4,183 4.78 186 0.21 2,587 2.95 1,410 1.61 3,997 4.56      
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ... ... 2,150 8.50
MARCH 2012 1,118 4.42 15 0.06 389 1.54 714 2.82 1,103 4.36      
DECEMBER 2011 1,032 8.13 8 0.06 278 2.19 746 5.88 1,024 8.07      
OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES (EXCLUDING DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY) ... ... 6,448 8.00
MARCH 2012 2,961 3.67 89 0.11 1,901 2.36 971 1.20 2,872 3.56      
DECEMBER 2011 3,487 8.74 735 1.84 1,818 4.56 934 2.34 2,752 6.90      
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ... ... 3,378 2.89
MARCH 2012 938 0.80 15 0.01 923 0.79 ... ... 923 0.79      
DECEMBER 2011 2,440 4.16 47 0.08 2,393 4.08 ... ... 2,393 4.08      
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ... ... 6,685 9.68
MARCH 2012 4,053 5.87 129 0.19 1,768 2.56 2,156 3.12 3,924 5.68      
DECEMBER 2011 2,632 7.64 164 0.48 1,629 4.73 839 2.44 2,468 7.16      
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ... ... 5,531 6.10
MARCH 2012 3,427 3.78 143 0.16 1,370 1.51 1,914 2.11 3,284 3.62      
DECEMBER 2011 2,104 4.58 248 0.54 1,483 3.23 373 0.81 1,856 4.04      
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ... ... 572 1.27
MARCH 2012 286 * 0.64 21 * 0.05 243 * 0.54 22 * 0.05 265 * 0.59      
DECEMBER 2011 286 1.27 21 0.09 243 1.08 22 0.10 265 1.18      
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ... ... 919 5.29
MARCH 2012 347 2.00 48 0.28 290 1.67 9 0.05 299 1.72      
DECEMBER 2011 572 6.60 83 0.96 467 5.39 22 0.25 489 5.65      
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ... ... 6,171 8.61
MARCH 2012 2,857 3.99 196 0.27 2,472 3.45 189 0.26 2,661 3.71      
DECEMBER 2011 3,314 9.33 199 0.56 2,906 8.18 209 0.59 3,115 8.77      
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ... ... 78 0.82
MARCH 2012 48 0.51 15 0.16 27 0.28 6 0.06 33 0.35      
DECEMBER 2011 30 0.63 1 0.02 18 0.38 11 0.23 29 0.60      
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ... ... 1,944 3.39
MARCH 2012 972 * 1.69 27 * 0.05 793 * 1.38 152 * 0.27 945 * 1.65      
DECEMBER 2011 972 3.39 27 0.09 793 2.77 152 0.53 945 3.30      
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ... ... 475 3.00
MARCH 2012 207 1.31 31 0.20 123 0.78 53 0.34 176 1.11      
DECEMBER 2011 268 3.38 41 0.52 162 2.04 65 0.82 227 2.86      
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ... ... 286 6.35
MARCH 2012 143 * 3.18 10 * 0.22 122 * 2.71 11 * 0.24 133 * 2.95      
DECEMBER 2011 143 * 6.35 10 * 0.44 122 * 5.42 11 * 0.49 133 * 5.91      
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ... ... 6,370 2.01
MARCH 2012 3,185 * 1.00 126 * 0.04 2,662 * 0.84 397 * 0.12 3,059 * 0.96      
DECEMBER 2011 3,185 2.01 126 0.08 2,662 1.68 397 0.25 3,059 1.93      
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ... ... 8,838 4.61
MARCH 2012 3,820 1.99 450 0.23 2,840 1.48 530 0.28 3,370 1.76      
DECEMBER 2011 5,018 5.22 675 0.70 3,691 3.84 652 0.68 4,343 4.52      
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES ... ... 42,109 5.27
MARCH 2012 16,820 * 2.11 320 * 0.04 16,043 * 2.01 457 * 0.06 16,500 * 2.07      
DECEMBER 2011 25,289 ** 6.29 276 ** 0.07 24,471 ** 6.08 542 ** 0.13 25,013 ** 6.22      
FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD OF GOVERNORS ... ... 12 0.64
MARCH 2012 6 * 0.32 ... * ... 6 * 0.32 ... * ... 6 * 0.32      
DECEMBER 2011 6 * 0.64 ... * ... 6 * 0.64 ... * ... 6 * 0.64      
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ... ... 405 2.19
MARCH 2012 163 0.88 17 0.09 137 0.74 9 0.05 146 0.79      
DECEMBER 2011 242 2.59 37 0.40 176 1.89 29 0.31 205 2.20      
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ... ... 5 0.21
MARCH 2012 4 0.17 ... ... 3 0.13 1 0.04 4 0.17      
DECEMBER 2011 1 0.08 ... ... ... ... 1 0.08 1 0.08      
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ... ... 18 1.03
MARCH 2012 15 0.86 2 0.11 13 0.74 ... ... 13 0.74      
DECEMBER 2011 3 0.34 ... ... 3 0.34 ... ... 3 0.34      
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ... ... 256 3.08
MARCH 2012 128 * 1.54 19 * 0.23 83 * 1.00 26 * 0.31 109 * 1.31      
DECEMBER 2011 128 3.08 19 0.46 83 2.00 26 0.63 109 2.62      
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ... ... 435 3.43
MARCH 2012 269 2.12 55 0.43 192 1.51 22 0.17 214 1.69      
DECEMBER 2011 166 2.61 36 0.57 98 1.54 32 0.50 130 2.04      
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION ... ... 230 1.26
MARCH 2012 115 * 0.63 18 * 0.10 62 * 0.34 35 * 0.19 97 * 0.53      
DECEMBER 2011 115 1.26 18 0.20 62 0.68 35 0.38 97 1.07      
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION ... ... 238 6.80
MARCH 2012 119 * 3.40 3 * 0.09 75 * 2.14 41 * 1.17 116 * 3.31      
DECEMBER 2011 119 6.80 3 0.17 75 4.28 41 2.34 116 6.63      
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD ... ... 38 2.29
MARCH 2012 18 1.09 1 0.06 8 0.48 9 0.54 17 1.03      
DECEMBER 2011 20 2.40 3 0.36 11 1.32 6 0.72 17 2.04      
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION ... ... 37 0.93
MARCH 2012 18 0.45 ... ... 17 0.43 1 0.03 18 0.45      
DECEMBER 2011 19 0.96 ... ... 12 0.60 7 0.35 19 0.96      
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ... ... 287 5.16
MARCH 2012 177 3.18 42 0.76 121 2.18 14 0.25 135 2.43      
DECEMBER 2011 110 3.92 16 0.57 65 2.32 29 1.03 94 3.35      
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD ... ... 14 1.46
MARCH 2012 7 * 0.73 1 * 0.10 5 * 0.52 1 * 0.10 6 * 0.63      
DECEMBER 2011 7 * 1.46 1 * 0.21 5 * 1.04 1 * 0.21 6 * 1.25      
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ... ... 152 3.94
MARCH 2012 59 1.53 9 0.23 46 1.19 4 0.10 50 1.30      
DECEMBER 2011 93 4.83 10 0.52 77 4.00 6 0.31 83 4.31      
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ... ... 562 13.92
MARCH 2012 281 * 6.96 10 * 0.25 153 * 3.79 118 * 2.92 271 * 6.71      
DECEMBER 2011 281 * 13.92 10 * 0.50 153 * 7.58 118 * 5.85 271 * 13.43      
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ... ... 204 4.07
MARCH 2012 103 * 2.06 10 * 0.20 88 * 1.76 5 * 0.10 93 * 1.86      
DECEMBER 2011 101 * 4.03 10 * 0.40 86 * 3.43 5 * 0.20 91 * 3.63      
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ... ... 721 1.10
MARCH 2012 167 0.25 4 0.01 45 0.07 118 0.18 163 0.25      
DECEMBER 2011 554 1.68 5 0.02 384 1.17 165 0.50 549 1.67      
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS ... ... 44 2.31
MARCH 2012 23 1.21 ... ... 23 1.21 ... ... 23 1.21      
DECEMBER 2011 21 * 2.19 5 * 0.52 16 * 1.66 ... * ... 16 * 1.66      
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ... ... 444 17.65
MARCH 2012 222 * 8.83 12 * 0.48 210 * 8.35 ... * ... 210 * 8.35      
DECEMBER 2011 222 * 17.65 12 * 0.95 210 * 16.70 ... * ... 210 * 16.70      
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ... ... 36,296 5.97
MARCH 2012 14,012 2.31 45 0.01 13,967 2.30 ... ... 13,967 2.30      
DECEMBER 2011 22,284 7.27 12 ... 22,272 7.27 ... ... 22,272 7.27      

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

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