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Public sector employment in Scotland: statistics for fourth quarter 2018

Snapshot of public sector employment up to December 2018.

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Table 11: Reserved civil service employment; Scotland, Full-time equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Reserved Civil Service
Total Reserved Civil Service Ministry of Defence HM Revenue and Customs Department for Work and Pensions2,4 Department for International Development Scotland Office Other Civil Service2,3
Q4 2012 25,800 4,200 8,200 10,500 500 60 2,300
Q4 2013 24,600 3,900 8,000 9,800 600 70 2,300
Q4 2014 22,700 3,900 7,200 8,800 600 80 2,100
Q4 2015 22,900 3,800 7,800 8,600 600 70 2,100
Q4 2016 23,100 3,900 8,000 8,500 700 70 1,900
Q4 2017 23,000 4,000 7,800 8,400 800 70 2,000
Q4 2018 22,300 4,000 7,300 7,900 900 80 2,100
Change on year to:
Q4 2018 -650 40 -540 -410 80 10 170
% change on year:
Q4 2018 -2.8% 1.1% -7.0% -5.0% 10.8% 11.1% 8.6%

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. From Q3 2012 DWP includes CMEC staff. From Q4 2008 Staff, employed in the Child Support Agency within DWP, transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC). CMEC is an Non-Departmental Public Body. However, CMEC staff were included in the 'Other Civil Service' category as staff have retained their civil service contracts. From Q3 2012 CMEC staff have moved into DWP again.

3. Other Civil Service includes Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Department for Transport, Food Standards Agency (until 31 March 2015), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Chancellor's Other Departments, Department for International Trade, Department of Health and Social Care, HM Treasury, National Crime Agency, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, Office of Rail and Road, UK Export Finance, UK Statistics Authority and Cabinet Office .

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