Where federal workers live

October 1, 2013

More than 800,000 federal workers may face furloughs during the government shutdown. That’s almost half the 1,850,311 employees who draw federal paychecks, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Here’s where those workers live:

Four states — California, Texas, Maryland and Virginia — and the District of Columbia have more than 100,000 federal workers. Delaware has the fewest, at just 3,031, according to OPM’s figures.

Reid Wilson covers state politics and policy for the Washington Post's GovBeat blog. He's a former editor in chief of The Hotline, the premier tip sheet on campaigns and elections, and he's a complete political junkie.
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