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Number of Millennials in Government Is at Its Lowest

Monday, January 11, 2016

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What do Millennials really think about public service? Are they put off by government jobs? A look around many "graying" federal agencies seems to confirm this—the number of young workers has shrunk to its lowest in decades, with those under the age of 30 comprising less than 7 percent of the federal workforce in 2014. There's a growing nervousness over a resulting talent shortage in government, made more acute by the retirement rate of older employees.

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