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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 6: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Headcount

  Reserved Civil Service
Total Reserved Civil Service Ministry of Defence HM Revenue and Customs Department for Work and Pensions Department for International Development Scotland Office Other Civil Service
Q3 2014 25,700 4,000 8,300 10,000 600 80 2,600
Q3 2015 25,600 3,900 9,000 9,500 600 70 2,500
Q3 2016 25,500 4,000 8,700 9,600 700 80 2,400
Q3 2017 25,700 4,100 8,900 9,500 800 70 2,400
Q3 2018 25,000 4,100 8,300 9,000 900 80 2,600
Q3 2019 24,600 4,100 8,100 8,400 1,000 90 2,800
Q3 2020 24,100 4,100 7,600 8,300 1,000 90 3,100
Change on year to:
Q3 2020 -430 -40 -520 -130 10 10 260
% change on year:
Q3 2020 -1.7% -1.1% -6.4% -1.6% 0.5% 6.9% 9.4%

Notes:

1. Employment figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred, with the exception of the Scotland Office figures, which have been rounded to the nearest ten. 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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