While “Help Wanted” signs are nearly everywhere, the governments of the United States hired 57,000 new bureaucrats in May.
These are usually jobs with good pay, great benefits, quite often a pension, and, too much of the time, little motivation to accomplish excellent work when compared to the private sector workplace environment.
Maybe that’s where all the workers are going?
That’s right, the number of people working for government in the United States increased by 57,000 in May, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In April, according to BLS, 22,207,000 people were employed by government in this country. In May, that grew to 22,264,000.
Over 22-million people are government workers.
Wonder how many of these jobs are redundant, or how many employees are just mailing it in, so to speak. You can’t get away with that the for-profit world.
The biggest increase came at the state government level, where employees grew from 5,224,000 in April, to 5,260,000 in May; an increase of 36,000.
The second biggest increase came at the local level, where government employees grew from 14,108,000 in April, to 14,124,000 in May; an increase of 16,000.
At the federal level, government employment grew from 2,875,000 in April, to 2,880,000 in May; an increase of 5,000.
So much for America’s founding principle of limited government.
Despite their promises to the contrary, every year politicians continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars more than the government takes in. And, every year, they put it on the national credit card and the bill grows bigger. By the way, this wild spending and over-hiring drives a businessman like Donald Trump crazy.
Currently, the national credit card bill averages $67,000 for every single American. If you’re a family of three, that’s over $200,000.
And just like the credit card bill you get at the end of the month, this bill is coming due. International bankers and financiers, including the Federal Reserve, are not charity running charities.