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July 27, 2006 at 8:45 AM

MSFT headcount detailed

On June 16, Ballmer said Microsoft employs more than 70,000 people globally. Now we know exactly how many workers the company has, and where.

With no fanfare, Microsoft updated its Web site to reflect employment figures as of July 25.

Global employees

Sept. 30, 2005: 63,564

July 25, 2006: 71,553, increase of 7,989 or 12.6 percent

U.S. employees

Sept. 30, 2005: 40,081

July 25, 2006: 44,298, increase of 4,217 or 10.5 percent

Puget Sound employees

Sept. 30, 2005: 30,255

July 25, 2006: 33,333, increase of 3,078 or 10.2 percent

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