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Number of public workers drops by 2,500 in a year

Civil servants may be moved to other non government offices

The number of workers employed directly or indirectly by the government fell by 2,520 to 65,811 in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year before, the statistical service said on Friday.

The drop was mainly on a reduction of the central government workforce which fell by 1,502 to 54,010, Cystat said in a statement.

The number of workers employed by the local administration fell by 286 to 4,361, while that at state owned companies fell by 732 to 7,440, the statement said.

Compared with the previous quarter, the total number of public workers rose in April to June by 262, according to Cystat.

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