(CNSNews.com) - Local governments in the United States added 20,000 employees in March, according to the numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
At the same time, overall government employment in the United States increased by only 5,000 thousand, as both the federal government and state governments decreased their number of employees during the month.
In February, local governments in the United States employed 14,076,000. In March, that climbed to 14,096,000.
The 14,096,000 that local governments employed this March is the most that local governments have employed since two years ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic was starting.
In March 2020, local governments employed 14,701,000 people in the United States. In April 2020, that number crashed by 763,000 to 13,938,000.
The number employed by local governments in the United States did not exceed 14,000,000 again until last September, when it hit 14,002,000.
In February, the federal government had employed 2,881,000. In March, that declined by 1,000 to 2,880,000.
In February, state governments had employed 5,207,000. In March, that declined by 14,000 to 5,193,000.