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Government casual staff up, permanent down 3.3%

Total government employment up 0.3% compared to February 2023, but March down 3.3% year on year

Source: CNA

Total government employment decreased by 3.3% in March 2023, compared to March 2022, according to data published by the Statistical Service on Tuesday. Total persons employed by the Government amounted to 1,778 and reached 52,103 persons.

According to the Statistical Service, this decrease is attributed to the transfer of Hourly Paid Workers from the Ministry of Health to the State Health Services Organisation, which is included in the Broad Public Sector, as of January 2023.

Permanent staff decreased by 2.7% or 715 persons, from 26,078 to 25,363 persons. Casual staff increased by 601 persons or 3.1% and reached 20,125 persons compared to 19,524 persons in March 2022.

A 20.1% decrease is recorded in Hourly Paid Workers and in all permanent personnel categories, whereas an increase is observed in all casual personnel categories. The main changes are observed in Civil Service staff, both in permanent staff, which decreased 2.9% and in casual staff, up 5.2%.

Compared to February 2023, total government employment increased by 0.3%. The largest increase is observed in casual staff of the Educational Service, which is up 2.6%.

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