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The Postal Service At a Glance

This article accompanies 'You've Got Maelstrom'

Monday, November 1, 2010
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1970: The modern United States Postal Service was created by Congress, changing the post office from a taxpayer-supported federal agency to a quasi-governmental organization charged with operating as a business, independent of taxpayer support.

1983: First year the U.S.P.S. operated without taxpayer support.

Mail volume:

2006 -- 213 billion pieces

2009 -- 177 billion pieces

2020 -- 150 billion pieces (projected)

Career full-time/ part-time workers: 585,000

Facilities nationwide: 33,000

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Vehicles: 210,000 (180,000 operated by letter carriers)

2009 Operating expenses: $71.8 billion

2009 Revenue: $68 billion

2009 Loss: $3.8 billion

Yearly health-benefit payments for future retirees: About $5.5 billion

Yearly health-benefit payments for current retirees: About $2 billion

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