Graph of the Day for August 18, 2010

"But what's clear is that we're headed in the right direction.  A year and a half ago, this economy was shrinking rapidly.  The economy is now growing.  A year and a half ago, we were losing jobs every month in the private sector.  We've now added private sector jobs for seven months in a row.  And that means the worst mistake we could make is to go back to doing what we were doing that got us into the mess that we were in.  We can't turn back.  We've got to keep going forward.  We've got to keep going forward.  (Applause.)."  President Obama, August 16, 2010.

Source:  The Heritage Foundation.

Hoven's Index for August 18, 2010

Federal, state and local government employees, including government owned schools and hospitals, as estimated in May 2009:

Total:  21,978,590

Managers:  983,240

Office and administrative support:  3,500,150

Building/grounds cleaning & maintenance:  778,260

Protective services (police, firefighters, jailers, etc.):  2,010,870

Education, training, libraries:  6,565,020

Healthcare practitioners:  1,151,390

Petroleum engineers:  500

Fine artists, including painters, sculptors and illustrators:  720

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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