Public Service employment in 2013 – An increase in workforce in the three areas of the Public Service
On 31 December 2013, 5.6 million employees in France worked in the Public Service. In one year, the total workforce rose by 1.5%. In 2013, the number of people on subsidised contracts rose sharply (+36%); this increase affected the three Public Service areas and accounted for half of the increase in the total workforce. The workforce rose by 2% in the territorial Public Service and by 1.7% in hospitals. In the State Public Service, the 1% rise was driven by the increase in the workforce in public establishments (+6%), while staff numbers in the ministries fell (-0.3%). The increase in the annual volume of labour (+0.7%) was less dynamic than the rise in staff numbers at the end of the year. Between end 2012 and end 2013, there were more tenured personnel leaving than entering the Public Service, in contrast to other statuses. In addition, 98,000 workers who were not tenured in 2012 took on this status in 2013. Over this period, the number of tenured personnel therefore rose. The annual turnover was close to 25% for non-tenured personnel.