Trump Has Cut Federal Government By 24,000 Jobs Since Taking Office
By Mike LaChance
The size and scope of government grew significantly under President Obama. Lots of liberals wanted to work for him and he seemed happy to hire many of them. Since becoming president, Trump has been scaling back the size of government with great success.
CNS News reports:
Trump Has Cut Federal Payroll by 24,000 Jobs
The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Even as federal government jobs were declining, overall employment was increasing—as was employment in state and local government.
In April, there were 2,789,000 people employed in civilian federal government jobs. In May, that declined to 2,786,000, a drop of 3,000.
In December 2016, the month before Trump took office, there were 2,810,000 civilians employed in the federal government. That has now dropped by 24,000 to the current 2,786,000.
Total government employment in the United States increased by 5,000 in May, climbing from 22,321,000 in April to 22,326,000.
Let’s face it, some people are leaving government jobs because they don’t like Trump, but so what? Our government is bloated and costs too much money. If people are willing to leave on their own, what harm is done? America will be just fine.