Good news on the jobs front: government jobs increase by 600,000

Veronique de Rugy, writing at NRO's The Corner , has an interesting graph about public vs. private sector jobs since the recession started 2 years ago:

Since the beginning of the recession (roughly January 2008), some 7.9 million jobs were lost in the private sector while 590,000 jobs were gained in the public one. And since the passage of the stimulus bill (February 2009), over 2.6 million private jobs were lost, but the government workforce grew by 400,000.