17 Sep '11, 9am

US Department of Defense Is World's Biggest Employer | Care2 Causes

US Department of Defense Is World's Biggest Employer | Care2 Causes

It looks like the never-ending Department of Defense gravy-train has paid off in some very tangible ways: The Economist just released an infographic showing that it is the world’s largest employer. Military Industrial Complex indeed: the DoD employs 3.2 million people, compared to 2.3 million people in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the next closest. In terms of context, that is 1% of the entire American population and over 2% of the labor force. In spite of being the largest employer in the world, many within the organization and on the right say that the US military is still not big enough and repeatedly push for bigger funding outlays. Indeed, employment is not the only thing that’s exploded for the DoD in recent years, as the US has fought two wars that have cost upwards of $3 trillion . One of the biggest problems with having so much employment tied to one expe...

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