Data on federal employment lawsuits

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The monthly average number of federal employment lawsuits has dropped below 1,000 for the first five months of FY 2014. This is the first fiscal year for which this average has dipped below 1,000 since the start of TRAC’s statistics on federal civil court filings in FY 2006.

The latest available data from the federal courts show that during February 2014 the government reported 862 new employment civil filings; during January 2014 such filings totaled 838. The number of employment lawsuits has been generally falling since reaching a high point during FY 2010 and FY 2011; it is currently 15.1 percent lower than it was a year ago and 12.9 percent lower than it was in February 2009.