Wednesday, January 21, 2009
If This is America, What's it Like Here?
This graph shows the number of people employed by the US government and the number of people employed in the US manufacturing sector. Theo Spark poses the relevant question: If that's America, what would such a graph look like for the UK? Does anyone have the relevant figures?
UPDATE: A reader has kindly supplied the equivalent UK graph.
UPDATE: A reader emails with the following information...
USA working population 154m ish so Government payroll at 22m is some 14% of total.
UK working population 29m ish so Public employment at 8m ish is some 28% of total.