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List of Federal Departments

The Federal Government is broken down into fifteen departments, each of which consists of a number of sub-departments and organizational groups tasked with accomplishing the Department's overall goals.

This table lists the fifteen departments by total yearly outlay in billions (from highest to lowest), as well as number of employees and the year in which the department was established. Click on any department for more details.

Department Seal Department Name Budget Employees Creation Year
Department of Health and Human Services$879.2B84,7401953
Department of Defense$651.16B3,000,0001947
Department of Labor$137.97B14,8791913
Department of Agriculture$134.12B86,4221862
Department of Veterans Affairs$97.7B381,4681989
Department of Interior$90B63,1221849
Department of Transportation$73.2B54,5851966
Department of Justice$46.2B115,5831870
Department of Education$45.4B4,0171980
Department of Housing and Urban Development$40.53B7,8011965
Department of Homeland Security$40B193,3922002
Department of Energy$24.1B14,6511977
Department of Treasury$19.56B87,3661789
Department of State$16.39B12,1351789
Department of Commerce$15.77B47,2631903
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