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According to a new report published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), public sector employment has increased by +5.3% over the last 2.5 years, i.e. since the start of the current economic crisis. During the same period private sector employment fell by -12.7%.
Public sector employment was up in 10 of the 17 Spanish regions between September 2007 and March 2010. The highest growth rate of public sector employment was registered in the Barcelona region (Catalonia) with +16.8% or +60,000 new public sector jobs. Private sector employment fell by -16% in Catalonia during the same period.
The latest figures published by the National Institute for Statistics (INE), show that there were 3.08 million public sector employees in Spain on 31 March 2010. According to Agett, this was an increase of +150,000 public sector employees since September 2007. In total, 17% of all employees in Spain are therefore public sector workers.
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