Welcome to the Public Sector Employment (PSE) Statistics websection
This websection provides access to all the latest Public Sector Employment statistics which are published quarterly. The latest statistics cover the period Q1 2013 and were updated at 9.30 am on the 12th June 2013.
The PSE statistics provide useful information on the level and structure of public sector employment in Scotland.
National Statistics Publication Notice
The latest National Statistics Publication Notice presenting the key public sector trends can be found at the following link:
Statistics Publication Notice: Public Sector Employment in Scotland: Statistics for 1st Quarter 2013
Please see the Local Government PSE page for further information on public sector employment in Scottish Local government.
Notification of changes to the Public Sector Employment Statistics Series and Websection
From the June 2013 publication:
Public Sector Employment in Scotland is classed as a Market Sensitive National Statistics. This brings it into line with the Office For National Statistics Public Sector Employment publication.
Notice of revisions to Series in December 2012
SG have been carrying out a review of the defintions of SG Core and Public Bodies used in the publication, as a resultof the review there will be a small revision implemented next quarter to these parts of the public sector. This will have a small impact on the historical time series.
Public Sector Employment Statistics in more detail
More detailed up-to-date information on public sector employment (PSE) with separate summaries for different areas and excel tables with detailed time series can be accessed from the section below 'Public Sector Employment Statistics in more detail' or from the menu on the left. This includes data on Local Government employment from the Joint Staffing Watch Survey.