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The year 2023 recorded the highest total number of public employees ever – Human Resources

The year 2023 recorded the highest total number of public employees ever – Human Resources

The number of employees in public administration increased by 0.4% by the end of 2023 compared to 2022, to reach 745,406, an increase of 1% compared to the previous quarter, according to data published by the General Directorate of Public Works on Wednesday.

As of December 31, 2023, “employment in the public administration sector reached 745,406 jobs, an increase of 0.4% year-on-year and 1% compared to the previous quarter,” the Statistical Summary of Employment in the Public Sector (SIEP) stated. , prepared by the Directorate General of Public Administration and Employment (DGAEP).

Thus, in the fourth quarter of 2023, there were 3,239 additional jobs in public administration, compared to the same period of the previous year, with this increase arising, above all, in the local administration subsector (with 3,065 additional jobs, representing a contrast + 2.3%).

“In the central administration, the annual increase of 701 jobs (+0.1%) was mainly driven by employment in higher technical professions, professors of higher education at universities, polytechnics and medical professions,” says the same source.

Compared to the previous quarter, the 1% increase is mainly due to central management (+6,560 jobs, equivalent to a quarterly variation of +1.2%).

“The greatest contribution to the increase in employment in the central administration was made by the professional careers of early childhood teachers and teachers in primary and secondary education, as well as higher education (respectively, +4997 and +1806 jobs compared to the end of the quarter). former) and higher technical (830+, largely in basic and secondary education institutions, within the scope of the AEC – Curriculum Enrichment Activities), which also reflects the process of starting the school year,” highlights the SIEP.

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The number of jobs in public administration exceeded 745,000 jobs for the first time in the first quarter of 2023 since the start of publishing quarterly statistical data in 2011. The year-end value observed in 2023 is the highest since the beginning of the series.

The value recorded in the fourth quarter is slightly lower than that recorded in the first three months of last year, when it reached 745,443.