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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 8: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

  Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Armed Forces Public Bodies 2 Public Corporations2 Public Sector
Financial Institutions2
Other Public Sector2
Q3 1999 71,200 32,000 15,000 5,500 18,700 - 24,200
Q3 2014 54,200 23,100 9,800 9,300 * * 21,200
Q3 2015 53,600 23,200 9,800 * * * 20,600
Q3 2016 53,500 23,100 10,000 * * * 20,400
Q3 2017 52,900 23,400 9,800 * * * 19,700
Q3 2018 51,900 22,700 9,700 * * * 19,500
Q3 2019 53,600 22,300 9,700 * * * 21,700
Q3 2020 51,200 21,900 9,800 * * * 19,500
Change on year to:
Q3 2020 -2,470 -400 130       -2,200
% change on year:
Q3 2020 -4.6% -1.8% 1.3%       -10.1%

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

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