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Public Sector Employment In Scotland Statistics For 4th Quarter 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 2021.

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Table 6: Total reserved public sector employment by sector; Scotland, Full-time Equivalent

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Quarter Total Reserved
Public Sector
Civil Service Armed Forces Public Bodies [note 2] Public Corporations [note 2] Public Sector
Financial Institutions [note 2]
Other Public Sector [note 2]
Q4 1999 73,100 31,900 15,100 5,600 20,500 - 26,100
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
Q4 2021 52,300 23,000 10,100 * * * 19,200
Change on year to:
Q4 2021 820 660 300 n/a n/a n/a -130
% change on year:
Q4 2021 1.6% 2.9% 3.1% n/a n/a n/a -0.7%
Notes:              

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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