High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Public Sector Employment
In Q4 2012 there were 580,400 people employed in the public sector in Scotland, a decrease of 10,300 (1.7%) since Q4 2011.
There were 2,468,000 people in employment in Scotland in Q4 2012, an increase of 4,900 (0.2%) from 2,464,000 in Q4 2011. In Q4 2012 public sector employment accounted for 23.5% of total employment, down from 24.0% in Q4 2011 and down from 24.2% in Q4 1999 (In 1999 financial institutions were not included in the public sector).
In Q4 2012, there were 1,888,100 people employed in the private sector in Scotland, an increase of 15,100 (0.8%) over the year. Private sector employment in Scotland accounts for 76.5% of all those in employment; up from 76.0% in Q4 2011.
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Source: Public Sector Employment in Scotland, Scottish Government
Quarterly Public Sector Employment in Scotland -Q4 2012