Worldwide Family Member Employment Overview, Spring 2023 (238 updated posts, 100% of posts reporting) “Adult Family Members” are associated with the US Department of State, the other Foreign Affairs Agencies, as well as all other government agencies operating under Chief of Mission authority.

 


 

Report 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Spring FAMER 12,159 12,249 11,974 12,373 12,676
Fall FAMER 11,722 11,756 11,840 12,370

 

Chart displaying the reported adult family member population overseas

 


 

Working Inside the Mission 3,291 26%
Working Outside the Mission 2,353 19%
Not Employed 7,032 55%
Report Number of EFMs Percentage

Chart displaying reported employment status of family members overseas

 


 

Bureau Family Members at Post Working Inside % Working Outside % Total Family Members Working1 %
African Affairs (AF)1 1,689 36% 21% 57%
East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP)2 2,237 26% 19% 44%
European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) 3,858 19% 20% 38%
Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)3 1,435 29% 18% 47%
South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA)4 613 44% 14% 58%
Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) 2,844 25% 17% 42%
Total 12,676 26% 19% 45%

1 Two AF Special Incentive Post (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of AF Inside the Mission positions.

2 One EAP Special Incentive Post (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of EAP Inside the Mission positions.

3 Two NEA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 2% of NEA Inside the Mission positions.

4 Two SCA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 12% of SCA Inside the Mission positions.

 


 

Report AF EAP EUR NEA SCA WHA
2020 Spring 602 582 757 394 287 667
2021 Spring 532 523 760 379 262 620
2022 Spring 575 531 754 417 230 605
2023 Spring 606 573 732 415 268 697

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

Chart displaying the number of inside the mission EFM employees by Bureau (2020 - 2023)

 


 

Report 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Spring FAMER 3,143 3,289 3,076 3,105 3,291
Fall FAMER 3,154 3,018 2,893 3,124

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Inside the Mission

 


 

Of 12,676 Family Member, 2,353 are Employed Outside the Mission

Category Number of EFMs Percentage of EFMs
Telework 874 37%
Home Business & Freelance 438 19%
DETO 327 14%
Education 272 12%
Local Economy 203 9%
Other 239 9%
Total 2,042 100%

Other Fields Defined

Field Number of EFMs % of EFMs
RECASSN 59 3%
Int’l Org 39 2%
US Gov-DC 37 2%
Medical 27 < 1%
PVO/NGO 26 < 1%
Commute US 20 < 1%
Law 13 < 1%
Other Diplomatic Mission 9 0%
Military 9 0%
Total 239 9%

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Inside the Mission

 


 

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