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Public Sector Employment In Scotland Statistics For 1st Quarter 2022

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 2022.

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Table 4: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Headcount [note 1] [note 3]

This worksheet contains one table. Some cells refer to notes which can be found under the table. When notes are mentioned the note marker is presented in square brackets.

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Quarter Total Reserved Public Sector Civil Service Armed Forces Public Bodies [note 2] Public Corporations [note 2] Public Sector Financial Institutions [note 2] Other Public Sector [note 2]
Q1 1999 74,400 33,700 14,800 5,600 20,300 - 25,900
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 53,900 24,300 9,800 * * * 19,800
Q1 2021 55,400 25,100 10,100 * * * 20,200
Q1 2022 55,200 24,800 10,100 * * * 20,300
Change on year to Q1 2022 -200 -260 0 n/a n/a n/a 60
% change on year Q1 2022 -0.4% -1.1% 0.0% n/a n/a n/a 0.3%

Notes:

Note 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.

Note 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.

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

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