Where the Jobs Are (and Aren’t)

From an op-ed in today’s WSJ by Stephen Moore comes a startling statistic: “More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined.”

UPDATE: As is clear from the comments, there are many ways to spin the significance of this statistic. I found it significant as much if not more for what it says about productivity in many traditional economic sectors than for what it says about the size of government.