The last 3 Repuplican President's and President Clinton increased the number of Federal Employees. And when there were recessions, the Federal workforce grew under both Bush's and Reagan. The one time Federal empoyment grew under Obama was for a short time in 2010 when the Government hired temporary workers to do the census which is required every 10 years.
It is true that the State Gov. have been shedding employees. However, ;you assertion that the Federal Gov grew by 6% under Obama was only a temporary increase due to the requirement that a census must be taken every 10 years. You were disingenuous by stating that the Gov. employment grew by 6% under Obama when it fact in long term numbers, I was correct.