Civil service employment in 2014 – Increase in the number of civil servants
At 31 December 2014, 5.6 million people worked in the civil service in France. The number of civil servants continued to grow but at a slower pace than in 2013. Employment was stable in the State civil service, with the rising number of staff in public establishments (+ 2.5%) offsetting the decrease in numbers of civil servants in ministries (- 0.7%). In the other two sections, employment continued to increase: + 0.9% in the hospital civil service and + 1.5% in the territorial civil service. In 2014, the number of civil servants increased in the three sections of the civil service. In the same year, nearly a quarter of these employees were working part-time. Overall in the civil service in 2014 excluding military, the number of new arrivals decreased in relation to 2013, while the number leaving increased. Across all statuses, 210,000 people present at the end of 2013 and 2014, especially contract workers, experienced one or more interruptions in activity during the year. Conversely in 2014, 260,000 people, absent at the end of 2013 and 2014, had a position in 2014; among them, over 200,000 contract workers had had their position for 3 months on average during the year.