Former President Barack Obama and his administration has hired a stunning 60, 000 new federal employees during his first six months in office, unlike Trump who fired more than 11, 000 federal employees during his first six months.
As Government Executive reports, during the first months of his presidency, Trump has cut approximately 10, 000 federal employees from the payroll.
Government Executive states: “A July jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday showed non-postal federal agencies employed 2,188,900 workers at the end of the month, down 2,200 from June and 10,700 from January, when Trump took office.”
The agencies were imposed to cut about 57, 000 jobs due to the 2013 sequestration triggered by the 2011 Budget Control Act. This was the biggest drop since 1997.
As Jazz Shaw pointed out at HotAir:
“Over the past two years there were a total of 50K federal workers added to the previous staffing levels in 2015 and 2016. Barack Obama added 60K in his first six months in office and George W. Bush inflated the rolls by 36K during the same period of his first term.”