[Historical Tables]
[Section 17 - Government Employment]
[Table 17.1 - Total Executive Branch Civilian Employees, 1940-2006]
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   Table 17.1--TOTAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES: 1940-2006
                                                               (end-of-fiscal-year count, excluding Postal Service, in thousands)
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                                                                                                                              Civilian Agencies
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                                                       Total                                           HHS,
                    Fiscal Year                      Executive  Department                          Education,
                                                       Branch   of Defense    Total    Agriculture    Social     Homeland   Interior   Justice   Transportation   Treasury   Veterans    Other
                                                                                                     Security    Security
                                                                                                    Admin. \1\
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1940...............................................        699         256        443          98            9         18         46         11  ..............         45         40        176
1941...............................................      1,081         556        525          91           10         20         50         15  ..............         52         43        244
1942...............................................      1,934       1,291        643          95           11         20         49         22  ..............         55         44        348
1943...............................................      2,935       2,200        735         109           11         21         43         23  ..............         69         53        406
1944...............................................      2,930       2,246        683          78           11         21         42         21  ..............         81         51        378
 
1945...............................................      3,370       2,635        736          82           11         20         45         19  ..............         84         65        409
1946...............................................      2,212       1,416        795          97           12         20         51         17  ..............         95        169        335
1947...............................................      1,637         859        777          88           12         20         53         17  ..............         82        217        288
1948...............................................      1,569         871        698          82           13         18         57         20  ..............         79        196        233
1949...............................................      1,573         880        694          87           12         19         59         19  ..............         77        195        226
 
1950...............................................      1,439         753        686          84           13         20         66         20  ..............         76        188        219
1951...............................................      1,974       1,235        738          81           16         21         65         25  ..............         79        183        269
1952...............................................      2,066       1,337        729          79           15         22         61         25  ..............         75        175        278
1953...............................................      2,026       1,332        694          78           35         22         59         23  ..............         71        178        226
1954...............................................      1,875       1,209        666          76           35         21         56         24  ..............         67        179        207
 
1955...............................................      1,860       1,187        673          86           40         21         54         24  ..............         65        178        206
1956...............................................      1,864       1,180        684          89           46         20         53         24  ..............         64        177        210
1957...............................................      1,869       1,161        708          96           53         20         55         24  ..............         65        174        222
1958...............................................      1,817       1,097        720         101           55         20         56         24  ..............         64        172        227
1959...............................................      1,805       1,078        727          97           59         20         55         23  ..............         63        171        238
 
1960...............................................      1,808       1,047        761          99           62         21         56         24  ..............         62        172        265
1961...............................................      1,825       1,042        782         103           70         20         59         25  ..............         67        175        265
1962...............................................      1,896       1,070        827         111           77         20         63         25  ..............         69        177        284
1963...............................................      1,911       1,050        861         116           81         21         73         25  ..............         73        173        300
1964...............................................      1,884       1,030        855         108           83         21         70         26  ..............         72        172        302
 
1965...............................................      1,901       1,034        867         113           87         21         71         27  ..............         74        167        307
1966...............................................      2,051       1,138        913         119          100         21         75         27  ..............         76        170        324
1967...............................................      2,251       1,303        949         122          106         24         77         27            52           79        173        289
1968...............................................      2,289       1,317        972         123          117         23         78         29            56           79        176        292
1969...............................................      2,301       1,342        960         125          113         21         75         30            58           79        175        283
 
1970...............................................      2,203       1,219        983         118          112         23         75         33            62           84        169        308
1971...............................................      2,144       1,154        989         120          115         25         72         38            66           86        180        288
1972...............................................      2,117       1,108      1,009         118          114         29         72         40            65           90        184        295
1973...............................................      2,083       1,053      1,030         113          128         29         74         43            66           90        198        289
1974...............................................      2,140       1,070      1,070         116          142         30         77         46            68           97        202        292
 
1975...............................................      2,149       1,042      1,107         121          147         31         80         47            69          101        213        297
1976...............................................      2,157       1,010      1,147         128          155         32         82         48            71          105        222        303
1977...............................................      2,182       1,009      1,173         132          159         32         87         48            70          107        224        313
1978...............................................      2,224       1,000      1,225         138          161         37         84         49            70          110        229        348
1979...............................................      2,161         960      1,201         128          161         40         78         48            67          102        226        352
 
1980...............................................      2,161         960      1,201         129          163         40         77         48            66          102        228        346
1981...............................................      2,143         984      1,159         129          162         38         76         47            54          100        232        321
1982...............................................      2,110         990      1,121         121          153         38         79         48            57           98        236        291
1983...............................................      2,157       1,026      1,131         124          152         39         80         50            57          104        239        286
1984...............................................      2,171       1,044      1,127         119          150         39         79         53            57          109        240        283
 
1985...............................................      2,252       1,107      1,145         122          147         40         80         55            56          110        247        286
1986...............................................      2,175       1,068      1,108         113          138         39         74         56            56          114        240        277
1987...............................................      2,232       1,090      1,142         117          132         44         74         60            57          125        250        284
1988...............................................      2,222       1,050      1,172         121          128         48         78         63            58          135        245        297
1989...............................................      2,238       1,075      1,162         122          127         49         78         66            60          126        246        289
 
1990...............................................      2,250       1,034      1,216         123          129         49         78         71            61          132        248        326
1991...............................................      2,243       1,013      1,230         126          135         50         82         77            64          139        256        302
1992...............................................      2,225         952      1,274         128          136         56         85         82            64          133        260        329
1993...............................................      2,157         891      1,266         124          135         56         85         82            63          127        268        326
1994...............................................      2,085         850      1,235         120          133         55         81         83            59          128        262        315
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See footnote at end of table.


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                                                           Table 17.1--TOTAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES: 1940-2006--Continued
                                                               (end-of-fiscal-year count, excluding Postal Service, in thousands)
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                                                       Total                                           HHS,
                    Fiscal Year                      Executive  Department                          Education,
                                                       Branch   of Defense    Total    Agriculture    Social     Homeland   Interior   Justice   Transportation   Treasury   Veterans    Other
                                                                                                     Security    Security
                                                                                                    Admin. \1\
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1995...............................................      2,012         802      1,210         113          132         56         76         87            58          128        264        297
1996...............................................      1,934         768      1,166         110          130         62         71         88            58          118        251        279
1997...............................................      1,872         723      1,149         107          131         64         71         93            59          112        243        270
1998...............................................      1,856         693      1,163         106          130         68         72         95            59          112        240        281
1999...............................................      1,820         666      1,155         105          130         69         73         97            58          113        219        290
 
2000...............................................      1,778         651      1,127         104          126         70         74         98            58          113        220        265
2001...............................................      1,792         647      1,145         109          129         73         76         99            59          117        226        258
2002...............................................      1,818         645      1,173          98          130         76         77         96            96          118        223        258
2003...............................................      1,867         636      1,231         100          131        153         72        102            58          132        226        257
2004...............................................      1,882         644      1,238         111          130        153         77        104            57          111        236        257
 
2005...............................................      1,872         649      1,224         108          131        147         76        105            56          108        235        258
2006...............................................      1,880         653      1,227         105          129        154         72        107            54          107        239        260
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\1\ 1940-1953 data represent estimates for employment in these activities.