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Subject:  Re: Vanguard's fees are costing me a new car? Date:  6/30/2013  9:01 PM
Author:  lindytoes Number:  50497 of 63236

telegraph fabricates: What, 22 million folks in America work 'for the government now'.....

Another example of made up numbers by telegraph. TSP is for federal employees only. Maybe you are thinking of government workers, including state and local?

http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/11fedfun.pdf
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT
BY FUNCTION: March 2011 (breakdown by category on the page)
TOTAL - ALL FUNCTIONS
total employees 2,854,251
full time employees 2,619,051

SOURCE: 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll. For information on sampling and
nonsampling errors and definitions, see http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/how_data_collected.html.
Data users who create their own estimates from these tables should cite the U.S. Census Bureau as the source of the original data only.
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