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Federal Jobs in Washington

Federal Jobs in Washington

Almost half of Washington’s federal workforce is employed by the Department of Defense. A large percentage of these employees work for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Command which employs over 9,000 in the state.Other significant federal employers include the Veterans Health Administration, the Army Medical Command, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Population: 6.4 million

Federal Workforce: 50,251

Largest Federal Departments / Agencies (number of employees in parentheses): Department of Defense (24,071), Department of Veterans Affairs (5,056), Department of Homeland Security (3,696), Department of Agriculture (3,049), and the Department of the Interior (2,881).

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