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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for third 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 September 2020.

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Table 5: Devolved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

  Devolved Civil Service
Total Devolved Civil Service Scottish Government Core Directorates (excluding Agencies) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Scottish Government Agencies Non-Ministerial Departments
Q3 2014 17,300 5,400 1,700 7,200 3,000
Q3 2015 18,000 5,300 1,700 7,600 3,400
Q3 2016 16,800 5,400 1,700 6,300 3,400
Q3 2017 17,200 5,700 1,700 6,200 3,600
Q3 2018 17,800 6,200 1,800 6,300 3,600
Q3 2019 20,300 6,900 1,900 7,700 3,700
Q3 2020 21,400 7,500 2,000 8,200 3,800
Change on year to:
Q3 2020 1,110 540 50 470 60
% change on year:
Q3 2020 5.5% 7.7% 2.4% 6.1% 1.5%

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Change on year rounded to the nearest ten. Percentages are based on unrounded figures. Totals may not equal the sum of individual parts due to rounding.

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

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