Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (111)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

111. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the proportion of the workforce who are employed within the public service for the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [29744/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Historical data on public service numbers is available on my Department’s website (http://databank.per.gov.ie) from Quarter 4 1994 to Quarter 1 2013.

The data requested by the Deputy are set out in the table.

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total in Employment

2,147.3

1,974.0

1,893.6

1,861.3

1,836.0

Total Unemployed

131.0

275.0

305.1

317.4

323.0

Total Labour Force (000)^

2,278.3

2,249.0

2,198.7

2,178.7

2,159.0

Public Service Numbers (000)*

320.3

310.7

305.9

297.3

290.8

(%)

14.1

13.8

13.9

13.6

13.5

Sources

^Central Statistics Office ( http://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/labourmarket/principalstatistics/ ). Data from April-June in each year.

*Department of Public Expenditure & Reform - Databank ( http://databank.per.gov.ie ). End year data on whole time basis.