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2014 – NASA Workforce

At the start of fiscal year (FY) 2015, NASA had 17,731 employees. Since FY 2011, NASA’s workforce has declined by 5.4%, a loss of just over 1,000 employees. This decrease…

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2016 – NASA Workforce – Snapshot

Like the industry as a whole, NASA’s workforce has experienced steady decreases in size. From the start of FY 1993, the earliest date for which data is available in NASA’s…

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2012 – NASA Geographical Distribution

Although NASA’s workforce remained relatively stable, layoffs related to the Space Shuttle program continued. It is estimated that more than ## individuals associated with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in…

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2012 – NASA Demographics

As of the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2013, NASA employed ## individuals, a decrease of ##% from the start of FY 2012. This is just ##% below the average…

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2013 – NASA Workforce

In 2012, NASA was ranked the best place to work in the federal government based on a survey of civil servants across federal agencies conducted by the non-profit Partnership for…

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Geographical Distribution

NASA has many facilities and operations in many states, and NASA contractor jobs are high-skill, high-salary positions. When these jobs are lost, communities often have difficulty replacing them, and the…

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Demographics

NASA is one of the five U.S. federal agencies with the largest proportions of scientists and engineers among their workforces. While approximately ##% of NASA’s overall workforce is female, only ##%…

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NASA Civil Servant Workforce

As of the start of fiscal year (FY) 2018, NASA employed 17,324 individuals. Employment has been essentially static since the beginning of FY 2016, increasing by less than 20 people…

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