In employment data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one shocking comparison has come to light – there are now 9,977,000 MORE PEOPLE employed by the U.S. government than those with manufacturing jobs.
In addition to having an unprecedented number of Americans dependent on the U.S. government through welfare, food stamps and other financial assistant under the Obama administration, an alarming number of people are now dependent on the government for employment.
CNS News has shared the following numbers from the new jobs report as of the beginning of November:
22,235,000 people have government jobs in the U.S.
12,258,000 people have manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
Just in the month of October alone, 9,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in the United States, while 19,000 government jobs were added.
Over the past 12 months (October 2015 to October 2016) 53,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in the United States, while 208,000 government jobs were added.
It wasn’t always this way, CNS News pointed out. Based on data going back to 1939, manufacturing jobs always far outnumbered government jobs. But in 1989, government jobs surged ahead for the first time. In August 1989, the numbers were:
17,989,000 government jobs
17,964,000 manufacturing jobs
Since that time, the gap has continued to widen. Within the past 27 years, America has lost 5,706,000 manufacturing jobs.
To put it into perspective, the only two states in the nation who have a higher population than the number of government employees are California and Texas.
The 22,235,000 government employees outnumber the population of Florida (20,271,272) and the population of New York (19,795,791).
Government employees also exceed the combined populations of Ohio and Michigan (21,535,999).
President-Elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to bring JOBS back to America, and won the election as a result.
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