Federal Hiring Declining

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service shows that the number of new hires in the federal workforce has been declining in recent years.

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service shows that the number of new hires in the federal workforce has been declining in recent years.

New hires have decreased 46.4% since 2009 and only 76,735 federal employees were hired in 2013, a decline of about 13,000 over the previous year.

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired the most new employees in 2013 (25,566). Out of all large and mid-size agencies (agencies that employ 1,000 or more people), 12 agencies hired more new employees in 2013 than in 2012.

As for demographics of new hires, more than 50% of new employees hired by the federal government in FY 2013 were under the age of 40. Employees under 30 accounted for 24.2% of all new employees. Most new hires were located in DC and Virginia, however, these areas constitute a smaller percentage of new hires in 2013 than they did the previous year.

The full report is included below.

2013 Federal Hiring

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