In 2018, compared to 2016, the number of local civil servants went up by 5.8%, according to the last issue of the Quarterly Monitor.
Also, the number of employees in public enterprises, health care and social services has dropped.
The number of employees in public enterprises in 2018 was reduced by 6.9% in relation to the 2016 average (i.e. by 10.980 persons), with the decrease being higher in public state-owned enterprises than in public local enterprises (-8.1 % and -5.1%, respectively).
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In 2018, compared to 2016, the average number of health and social workers decreased by 2.1%, or by about 3,200 persons. Administration at the local level increased significantly by 5.8% (about 1.500 persons), while at the number of employees in state and Vojvodina administration decreased by 1.7% (around 2.300 persons).
“The growth in the number of local civil servants is unjustified, while the emigration of health workers is a huge loss for the already badly damaged health system of the country,” the analysis says.
Fewer than 1.5 million people (1,477,435) work in the private sector, while the public sector had 605,000 employees in Q4 2018. The growth trend in the number of employees in the private sector and the decline in the number of employees in the public sector continued Q4 2018. The number of employees decreased in the public sector by 0.9% YoY, while in the private sector it increased by 6.1%.
(Nova Ekonomija, 10.05.2019)
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