The number of civil servants increased by more than 15 thousand in the second quarter of the year compared to the same period to 705.212, especially in the health sector, according to the statistical summary of public employment published today by DGAEP.
According to data from the Directorate-General for Administration and Public Employment (DGAEP), “on June 30, 2020, employment in the general government sector stood at 705.212 jobs, an increase of 2,2 % over the same quarter and 0,2% over the previous quarter ”.
The quarterly year-on-year increase corresponds to an additional 15.014 workers, while compared to the previous quarter there are another 1.090 employees.
Compared to December 31, 2019, the increase in the number of workers was 0,9% (plus 6.576 workers).
In central administration, the increase was 2,5% (plus 13.236 jobs), while in local administration the increase was 1% (1.172 workers).
According to the data, in the central administration, the increase in employment occurred mainly in the Public Business Entities (EPE) of the National Health Service (SNS), with over 7.945 workers, of which 1.138 doctors, 3.205 nurses and 543 diagnostic technicians and therapy.
As for local administration, the increase in employment in basic and secondary education establishments, with more than 1.670 jobs, and in EPE except for SNS, with an increase of 1.036 in the number of workers, stands out.
In this case, the increase is due to the merger by incorporating the Railway Equipment Maintenance Company (EMEF) into CP - Comboios de Portugal, explains DGAEP.
In turn, in the non-profit institutions of the central administration, employment increased by 17,8% "as a result of the integration of the National Fire Department into the universe of public administrations".