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To: muawiyah

Can you show us a historical graph of number of employees vs. volume of first class mail?


14 posted on 02/08/2013 2:10:53 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
i don't have it right off hand (it's in a DOS file) ~ but basically there were just under 1/2 million employees in the post office department about 1966 ~ mail volume was 25 billion pieces. There are currently just a few more than 1/2 million emplopyees in the USPS ~ mail volume was 200 billion pieces.

That's an aggregate 700% productivity improvement! The price of a first class stamp (for one ounce or less) adjusted for inflation is about the same now as it was then.

16 posted on 02/08/2013 2:17:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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