Federal Employees By State

Choose a state below to view its federal employment numbers by state for cabinet-level and select independent agencies.

The map below shows states where federal employees account for the highest share of total nonfarm employment. About 5.6 of all workers in Hawaii are federal employees, followed by Maryland (5.5 percent) and Virginia (4.6 percent).
Total federal employment, shown in the map, represents Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates for all civilians and active-duty personnel. Civilian agency totals by state are actual figures reported by the federal Office of Personnel Management, current as of March, and exclude some agencies. Active duty personnel data was provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center and is current as of Aug. 30, 2013. 
View additional data on military personnel for each state here.

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