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Public sector employment: statistics for 1st Quarter 2020

Statistics based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies carried out by the Scottish Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is a snapshot of employment as at March 2020.

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Public sector employment: statistics for 1st Quarter 2020
Table 4: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

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Table 4: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Reserved Public Sector

Civil Service

Armed Forces

Public Bodies2

Public Corporations2

Public Sector Financial Institutions2

Other Public Sector2

Q1 1999

74,400

33,700

14,800

5,600

20,300

-

25,900

Q1 2014

60,300

26,600

10,600

9,400

*

*

23,100

Q1 2015

56,400

25,600

9,500

*

*

*

21,300

Q1 2016

58,100

25,800

10,000

*

*

*

22,300

Q1 2017

56,100

25,700

9,800

*

*

*

20,600

Q1 2018

56,000

25,400

9,700

*

*

*

20,900

Q1 2019

55,000

25,000

9,700

*

*

*

20,400

Q1 2020

53,300

24,000

9,700

*

*

*

19,600

Change on year to:

Q1 2020

-1,770

-970

0

-800

% change on year:

Q1 2020

-3.2%

-3.9%

0.0%

-3.9%

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. "-" denotes blank entries and "*" denotes entries that have been suppressed for disclosure reasons. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

2. Public corporations, public sector financial institutions and public bodies, have been combined into 'other public sector' to ensure individual organisation figures are not disclosed.

3. For further information on interpreting these series, see the series reclassification guide or background notes of the publication.


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