Public sector employment decreases

According to the Statistical Service, the highest decrease is in public owned enterprises and companies (-13.3%), while slower decreases are in Central Government and Local Authorities, with -0.2% and -2%, respectively.

Compared to the third quarter of 2015, the employment in the General Public Sector increased by 1,020 persons or 1.6%. Employment in Central Government and in publicly owned enterprises and companies increased by 1.7% and 0.6%, respectively. Employment in Local Authorities decreased by -1.1% compared to the previous quarter.

In 2015, employment decreased by -2.5% compared to 2014. The highest decrease is in publicly owned enterprises and companies (-16.9%) while lower decreases are presented in Central Government and Local Authorities, with -0.6% and -2.1%, respectively.

Source: NNN