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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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Footnotes

1 Estimates for total employment andprivate sector employment are based on the Labour Force Survey, ONS. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Jan-Mar 2020 onwards were reweighted in June 2021 using updated HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Real Time Information (RTI) data.

2 Further details on major reclassifications are provided on page 5 and online at about public sector employment statistics.

3 Public corporations, public sector financial institutions and public bodies have been combined into ‘other public sector’ to ensure individual organisation employment figures are not disclosed.

4 Armed Forces figures remain unchanged as updated data is not yet available for 2022.

5 The information in this section is not national statistics. The devolved public sector employment statistics for young people aged 16-24 years are released as official statistics.

6 Estimates for private sector employment are based on total employment estimates from the Labour Force Survey, ONS and public sector employment figures. ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Jan-Mar 2020 onwards were reweighted in June 2021 using updated HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Real Time Information (RTI) data.

7 Major reserved reclassifications include Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Banking Group plc, Northern Rock plc, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance, Lloyds Bank Asset Finance, Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Royal Mail Group plc, (known as the Post Office Ltd (until Q2 2006) and Network Rail. Devolved reclassifications include Registered Social Landlords, with Train Operating Companies split across Reserved and Devolved responsibility.

8 For further details on the make-up of the Scottish Public Sector, please see the background notes for this publication at: about public sector employment statistics - background notes

9 A detailed breakdown on this information by staffing group was published by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) on 7 June 2022, with data relating to 31 March 2022 at: NHS Scotland official workforce statistics publication

10 A more detailed breakdown of the Devolved Civil Service data is published in related Public Sector Employment data web tables

Contact

Email: LMStats@gov.scot

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