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Public sector employment statistics: 4th quarter 2020

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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 December 2020.

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Public sector employment statistics: 4th quarter 2020
Table 8: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent 1,3

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Table 8: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time equivalent 1,3

Footnote 1, 3

Not Seasonally Adjusted

  Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Armed Forces Public Bodies 2 Public Corporations2 Public Sector
Financial Institutions2
Other Public Sector2
Q4 1999 73,100 31,900 15,100 5,600 20,500 - 26,100
Q4 2014 53,600 23,000 9,700 * * * 20,900
Q4 2015 53,900 23,200 10,100 * * * 20,600
Q4 2016 53,200 23,400 10,000 * * * 19,800
Q4 2017 52,400 23,300 9,800 * * * 19,300
Q4 2018 51,600 22,600 9,700 * * * 19,300
Q4 2019 53,000 22,100 9,700 * * * 21,200
Q4 2020 51,500 22,300 9,800 * * * 19,300
Change on year to:
Q4 2020 -1,490 270 130       -1,890
% change on year:              
Q4 2020 -2.8% 1.2% 1.3%       -8.9%

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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