Civil service employment in 2012 - Down in the State civil service, up in the other two civil service branches
On 31 December 2012, 5.5 million employees worked in the civil service in France. In the space of one year, the overall headcount was up by 0.3 %. The rise was driven by the territorial civil service (+ 1.6%) and the hospital civil service (+ 0.7%), while numbers were down in the State civil service (- 1.0%). Among those employees working in the civil service both at the end of 2011 and the end of 2012, 6% had been geographically mobile in the course of the year. This rate was as high as 11% among teachers and was just 2% in the territorial civil service. In 2012, 0.4% of employees were transferred between different branches of the civil service and 2.4% changed status while occupying a position in the same branch. Among those who changed neither branch nor status, 1.4% changed line-management categories in the course of the year.