2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount
The devolved public sector headcount was 2.3% higher in June 2022 compared with June 2021 and the reserved public sector was 1.2% lower.
The devolved Civil Service saw the largest percentage increase (22.2%) in the devolved public sector, while Police and Fire Services had the largest percentage decrease (-2.4%).
In the Reserved public sector, the Armed Forces saw the largest percentage increase (3.3%), while the reserved Civil Service had the largest percentage decrease (-4.0%).
Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.
The devolved public sector covers those bodies which are the responsibility of the Scottish Government or Scottish Parliament while the reserved public sector in Scotland covers those bodies for which the UK Government has ministerial responsibility.
Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 2 2022
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