Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (365)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

365. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of public sector workers as of the 31 January 2013. [8425/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I can confirm that the latest available data shows that, measured on the basis of whole time equivalents (WTEs), there were just under 290,900 public sector workers at the end of 2012. The data on serving numbers is collected and tracked on a quarterly basis. The next update will show the position at end March 2013.

Historical data on public service numbers is available at (http://databank.per.gov.ie/) from 1994 to Quarter 4 2012.