Centralization 

Government Staffing and Employment: 

The table below presents another common "index" of the size of government, using employment share. Below, ...

 comparison of the growth of full-time equivalent employees (FT) over time at both the state/local level and at the federal level. While the federal civilian workforce has not expanded significantly, since 1952, the number of state-and local-government employees has tripled to nearly 19 million. Analysts have attributed this state level growth as driven by federal money. To learn more, users may want to examine the inflation-adjusted value of federal grants to states. Readers may also want to consider the increase in federal spending on for-profit contractors and nonprofit organizations, both of which help "mask' the true size of the civilian workforce employed indirectly by the federal government. 

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Government Staffing and Employment: 

The table below presents another common "index" of the size of government, using employment share. Below, ...

 comparison of the growth of full-time equivalent employees (FT) over time at both the state/local level and at the federal level. While the federal civilian workforce has not expanded significantly, since 1952, the number of state-and local-government employees has tripled to nearly 19 million. Analysts have attributed this state level growth as driven by federal money. To learn more, users may want to examine the inflation-adjusted value of federal grants to states. Readers may also want to consider the increase in federal spending on for-profit contractors and nonprofit organizations, both of which help "mask' the true size of the civilian workforce employed indirectly by the federal government. 

Government Staffing and Employment: 

The table below presents another common "index" of the size of government, using employment share. Below, ...

 comparison of the growth of full-time equivalent employees (FT) over time at both the state/local level and at the federal level. While the federal civilian workforce has not expanded significantly, since 1952, the number of state-and local-government employees has tripled to nearly 19 million. Analysts have attributed this state level growth as driven by federal money. To learn more, users may want to examine the inflation-adjusted value of federal grants to states. Readers may also want to consider the increase in federal spending on for-profit contractors and nonprofit organizations, both of which help "mask' the true size of the civilian workforce employed indirectly by the federal government.