[Historical Tables]
[Section 17 - Government Employment]
[Table 17.2 - Total Executive Branch Civilian Employees, 1940-2006 (as percentage of total)]
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    Table 17.2--TOTAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES: 1940-2006
                                                  (end-of-fiscal-year count, excluding Postal Service, as a percent of total executive branch)
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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.......................................       100.0        36.6        63.3         14.0         1.2         2.5         6.5         1.5  ..............         6.4         5.7        25.1
1941.......................................       100.0        51.4        48.5          8.3         0.9         1.8         4.5         1.3  ..............         4.8         4.0        22.6
1942.......................................       100.0        66.7        33.2          4.9         0.5         1.0         2.5         1.1  ..............         2.8         2.2        17.9
1943.......................................       100.0        74.9        25.0          3.7         0.3         0.7         1.4         0.7  ..............         2.3         1.8        13.8
1944.......................................       100.0        76.6        23.3          2.6         0.3         0.7         1.4         0.7  ..............         2.7         1.7        12.9
 
1945.......................................       100.0        78.1        21.8          2.4         0.3         0.5         1.3         0.5  ..............         2.4         1.9        12.1
1946.......................................       100.0        64.0        35.9          4.3         0.5         0.8         2.3         0.7  ..............         4.3         7.6        15.1
1947.......................................       100.0        52.4        47.5          5.3         0.7         1.2         3.2         1.0  ..............         5.0        13.2        17.6
1948.......................................       100.0        55.5        44.4          5.2         0.8         1.1         3.6         1.2  ..............         5.0        12.4        14.8
1949.......................................       100.0        55.9        44.0          5.4         0.7         1.2         3.7         1.2  ..............         4.8        12.3        14.3
 
1950.......................................       100.0        52.3        47.6          5.8         0.9         1.3         4.6         1.3  ..............         5.2        13.0        15.2
1951.......................................       100.0        62.6        37.3          4.1         0.8         1.0         3.2         1.2  ..............         3.9         9.2        13.6
1952.......................................       100.0        64.7        35.2          3.8         0.7         1.0         2.9         1.2  ..............         3.6         8.4        13.4
1953.......................................       100.0        65.7        34.2          3.8         1.7         1.0         2.9         1.1  ..............         3.4         8.8        11.1
1954.......................................       100.0        64.4        35.5          4.0         1.8         1.1         3.0         1.2  ..............         3.5         9.5        11.0
 
1955.......................................       100.0        63.7        36.2          4.5         2.1         1.1         2.9         1.2  ..............         3.5         9.5        11.0
1956.......................................       100.0        63.3        36.6          4.7         2.4         1.0         2.8         1.2  ..............         3.4         9.4        11.2
1957.......................................       100.0        62.1        37.8          5.1         2.8         1.0         2.9         1.2  ..............         3.4         9.3        11.8
1958.......................................       100.0        60.3        39.6          5.5         3.0         1.1         3.0         1.3  ..............         3.5         9.4        12.5
1959.......................................       100.0        59.7        40.2          5.3         3.2         1.1         3.0         1.3  ..............         3.4         9.4        13.1
 
1960.......................................       100.0        57.9        42.0          5.4         3.4         1.1         3.1         1.3  ..............         3.4         9.5        14.6
1961.......................................       100.0        57.1        42.8          5.6         3.8         1.0         3.2         1.3  ..............         3.6         9.5        14.5
1962.......................................       100.0        56.4        43.5          5.8         4.0         1.0         3.3         1.3  ..............         3.6         9.3        14.9
1963.......................................       100.0        54.9        45.0          6.0         4.2         1.0         3.7         1.3  ..............         3.7         9.0        15.6
1964.......................................       100.0        54.6        45.3          5.7         4.4         1.1         3.6         1.3  ..............         3.8         9.1        16.0
 
1965.......................................       100.0        54.3        45.6          5.9         4.5         1.1         3.7         1.4  ..............         3.8         8.7        16.1
1966.......................................       100.0        55.4        44.5          5.7         4.8         1.0         3.6         1.3  ..............         3.7         8.3        15.7
1967.......................................       100.0        57.8        42.1          5.4         4.6         1.0         3.4         1.1           2.3           3.5         7.7        12.8
1968.......................................       100.0        57.5        42.4          5.3         5.1         1.0         3.3         1.2           2.4           3.4         7.6        12.7
1969.......................................       100.0        58.3        41.6          5.4         4.8         0.9         3.2         1.2           2.5           3.4         7.6        12.3
 
1970.......................................       100.0        55.3        44.6          5.3         5.0         1.0         3.3         1.5           2.8           3.7         7.6        14.0
1971.......................................       100.0        53.8        46.1          5.6         5.3         1.1         3.3         1.7           3.0           4.0         8.3        13.4
1972.......................................       100.0        52.3        47.6          5.5         5.4         1.3         3.4         1.9           3.0           4.2         8.7        13.9
1973.......................................       100.0        50.5        49.4          5.4         6.1         1.3         3.5         2.0           3.1           4.3         9.5        13.8
1974.......................................       100.0        50.0        49.9          5.4         6.6         1.3         3.5         2.1           3.1           4.5         9.4        13.6
 
1975.......................................       100.0        48.4        51.5          5.6         6.8         1.4         3.7         2.1           3.2           4.7         9.9        13.8
1976.......................................       100.0        46.8        53.1          5.9         7.1         1.4         3.7         2.2           3.2           4.8        10.3        14.0
1977.......................................       100.0        46.2        53.7          6.0         7.3         1.4         4.0         2.1           3.2           4.9        10.2        14.3
1978.......................................       100.0        44.9        55.0          6.2         7.2         1.6         3.7         2.1           3.1           4.9        10.2        15.6
1979.......................................       100.0        44.4        55.5          5.9         7.4         1.8         3.5         2.2           3.0           4.7        10.4        16.3
 
1980.......................................       100.0        44.4        55.5          5.9         7.5         1.8         3.5         2.2           3.0           4.7        10.5        16.0
1981.......................................       100.0        45.9        54.0          6.0         7.5         1.7         3.5         2.2           2.5           4.6        10.8        14.9
1982.......................................       100.0        46.8        53.1          5.7         7.2         1.7         3.7         2.2           2.6           4.6        11.1        13.7
1983.......................................       100.0        47.5        52.4          5.7         7.0         1.8         3.6         2.3           2.6           4.8        11.0        13.2
1984.......................................       100.0        48.0        51.9          5.4         6.8         1.8         3.6         2.4           2.6           5.0        11.0        13.0
 
1985.......................................       100.0        49.1        50.8          5.4         6.5         1.7         3.5         2.4           2.5           4.9        10.9        12.6
1986.......................................       100.0        49.0        50.9          5.2         6.3         1.8         3.4         2.5           2.5           5.2        11.0        12.7
1987.......................................       100.0        48.8        51.1          5.2         5.9         1.9         3.3         2.6           2.5           5.5        11.2        12.7
1988.......................................       100.0        47.2        52.7          5.4         5.7         2.1         3.5         2.8           2.6           6.0        11.0        13.3
1989.......................................       100.0        48.0        51.9          5.4         5.6         2.1         3.4         2.9           2.6           5.6        10.9        12.9
 
1990.......................................       100.0        45.9        54.0          5.4         5.7         2.1         3.4         3.1           2.7           5.8        11.0        14.4
1991.......................................       100.0        45.1        54.8          5.6         5.9         2.2         3.6         3.4           2.8           6.1        11.4        13.4
1992.......................................       100.0        42.7        57.2          5.7         6.1         2.5         3.8         3.6           2.8           5.9        11.6        14.7
1993.......................................       100.0        41.2        58.7          5.7         6.2         2.5         3.9         3.8           2.9           5.8        12.4        15.0
1994.......................................       100.0        40.7        59.2          5.7         6.3         2.6         3.8         3.9           2.8           6.1        12.5        15.1
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See footnote at end of table.


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                                                           Table 17.2--TOTAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES: 1940-2006--Continued
                                                  (end-of-fiscal-year count, excluding Postal Service, as a percent of total executive branch)
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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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1995.......................................       100.0        39.8        60.1          5.6         6.5         2.7         3.7         4.2           2.8           6.3        13.1        14.7
1996.......................................       100.0        39.7        60.2          5.6         6.6         3.2         3.6         4.5           2.9           6.0        12.9        14.4
1997.......................................       100.0        38.6        61.3          5.6         7.0         3.4         3.8         4.9           3.1           5.9        12.9        14.4
1998.......................................       100.0        37.3        62.6          5.6         6.9         3.6         3.9         5.1           3.1           6.0        12.9        15.1
1999.......................................       100.0        36.5        63.4          5.7         7.1         3.7         3.9         5.3           3.1           6.2        12.0        15.9
 
2000.......................................       100.0        36.6        63.3          5.8         7.1         3.9         4.1         5.4           3.2           6.3        12.3        14.8
2001.......................................       100.0        36.1        63.8          6.0         7.1         4.0         4.2         5.5           3.3           6.5        12.6        14.4
2002.......................................       100.0        35.4        64.5          5.4         7.1         4.1         4.2         5.2           5.3           6.5        12.2        14.1
2003.......................................       100.0        34.0        65.9          5.3         6.9         8.1         3.8         5.4           3.1           7.0        12.0        13.7
2004.......................................       100.0        34.2        65.7          5.8         6.9         8.1         4.1         5.5           3.0           5.8        12.5        13.6
 
2005.......................................       100.0        34.6        65.3          5.7         7.0         7.8         4.0         5.6           2.9           5.7        12.5        13.7
2006.......................................       100.0        34.7        65.2          5.5         6.8         8.1         3.8         5.6           2.8           5.6        12.7        13.8
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\1\ 1940-1953 data represent estimates for employment in these activities.