Public sector government jobs Obama

Public sector payroll jobs under Obama

Eric Garland DataLab

Further to our data sets looking at U.S. macroeconomic performance in the past two presidential administrations, here is a chart showing public (not private) sector payroll jobs under several presidential administrations.

What is so striking is the fact that only Obama has reduced the number of payroll jobs at the Federal government, with Reagan, Clinton, and Bush 43 expanding the most.