2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount (see Tables 2, 3 and 4)
The devolved public sector headcount was 2.5% higher and the reserved public sector was 4.8% lower in September 2020 compared with September 2019. Public Corporations saw the largest percentage increase (60.7%) in the devolved sector, while Further Education Colleges had the largest decrease (2.3%). In the reserved public sector, Other Public Sector had the largest decrease (10.7%) and only the Armed Forces increased (1.3%) compared to September 2019.
Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 3 2020
Changes in the devolved and reserved public sector are explored in more detail in sections 3 and 4 respectively.