A Gallup analysis released Tuesday found 41 percent of federal agencies are letting employees go and reducing the size of their workforce in the wake of sequestration.
The polling firm surveyed 17,818 employed adults living in all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C. for the survey, Gallup said in its findings.
Only 23 percent of agencies are currently hiring workers, continuing a negative trend in Gallup’s Job Creation Index for federal workers since June 2011.
Gallup said the -18 job creation index for March in the federal government is an all-time low since the firm started monitoring agencies in August 2008.
The number of nongovernment enterprises that are hiring more workers increased by 35 percent for the month, reaching an index score of +20.