2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount
The devolved public sector headcount was 3.0% higher and the reserved public sector was 1.2% higher as at December 2021 compared with December 2020.
Devolved Civil Service saw the largest percentage increase (13.0%) in the Devolved public sector, while Other Public Bodies had the largest percentage decrease (-2.5%).
In the Reserved public sector, Armed Forces saw the largest percentage increase (3.1%), while Other Public Sector decreased by -0.8%.
The devolved public sector covers those bodies which are the responsibility of the Scottish Government or Scottish Parliament while the reserved public sector in Scotland covers those bodies for which the UK Government has ministerial responsibility.
Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Quarter 4 2021
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