Government Payrolls in the United States decreased by 12 thousand in December of 2021. Government Payrolls in the United States averaged 17.99 Thousand from 1939 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 517 Thousand in August of 2020 and a record low of -948 Thousand in April of 2020. Government Payrolls reports the absolute change in the number of employees working in the Government sector in the United States. It includes Federal, State and Local governments. This page provides the latest reported value for — United States Government Payrolls — plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.