(CNSNews.com) - 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.
State government employment rose by 2,000 in the month, climbing from 5,110,000 in April to 5,112,000 in May.
Local government employment rose by 6,000 in the month, climbing from 14,422,000 in April to 14,428,000 in May.