Federal Government employment resumed its downward trend with a loss of 261 jobs to average 53,708 in 1999. On average, Federal jobs pay substantially more than other Governments. The average Federal job paid $44,179 in 1999, an increase of 3.1 percent.
U.S. Postal Service employment increased by 287 jobs to 15,358. Postal Employees earned an average of $40,269.
Administration of Environmental Quality and Housing Programs employment declined by 145 jobs to 9,150. This was due to a 151- job loss in Land, Mineral, and Wildlife Conservation.
National Security and International Affairs was the third largest category under Federal Government with 8,560 employees. This was a decline of 184 jobs. Only civilian military employment is counted by the ES202 Program.
Justice, Public Order, and Safety employment increased by a mere five jobs to 2,743. Correctional Institutions employment increased by 76 jobs to 1,453 while Legal Counsel and Prosecution employment declined by 73 jobs to 242.About 575 jobs at the Department of Commerce were reclassified from Services, NEC to Non-Commercial Research.