Federal government employment in the region’s suburbs increased 26.7 percent between 1990 and 2013, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday.
Michael Neibauer writes a new report from the city’s chief financial officer shows that the number of federal-level jobs declined 12.9 percent nationwide and 6.8 percent within the District over that period.
Between 2001 and 2013, the District recorded a 13 percent growth in federal employment while the suburbs experienced a 20.7 percent increase between 2001 and 2013.
There are currently 203,970 federal workers based in Washington and 169,270 employees in the suburbs, according to the report.
This represents 34,700 employment rate difference, compared with the 85,000 gap two decades ago.