Manufacturing jobs decline, government jobs expand

The economic recovery since the Great Recession of 2007-09 has generally been pretty meager.
In fact, President Barack Obama has the dubious distinction of being the only president never to see at least 3 percent year-over-year economic growth since President Herbert Hoover during the early days of the Great Depression in the 1930s. A number of industries have struggled mightily -- particularly manufacturing -- but one segment that has seen strong growth: government.
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