Number of persons working in the Regional Government of Madeira at the end of 2018 stood at 19,273

According to the data released by the Directorate-General for Administration and Public Employment (DGAEP) on the latest issue of SIEP (Synthesis of Public Employment Statistics), there were 19,273 persons working in the Regional Government of Madeira (RGM) at 31/12/2018. Compared to the previous quarter, the change was +154 (+0.8%), and the year-on-year increase was 168 (+0.9%). Compared to the end of 2011 there was a decrease of 2 081 persons (-9.7%).

The growth registered in the RGM also occurred on other institutional sub-sectors of the Public Administration. The Social Security Funds had the highest quarterly increase (+2.2%), while Local Administration had the most pronounced year-on-year growth (+5.9%). In both cases, GRM recorded a below the average growth when compared to the general government sector. In this sector the rates of growth were 1.8% from the previous quarter and 2.1% year-on-year.

In the last seven years, i.e., between December 2011 and December 2018, only the Regional Government of the Azores increased the number of workers (+3.1%). All other sub-sectors recorded a decline, headed by the Social Security Funds (-17.3%), followed by the Regional Administration of Madeira (-9.7%). The Local Administration (-4.5%) was the only sub-sector with a decrease below the average of the General Government (-6.1%), with the Central Administration standing slightly above this average (-6.3%).

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For the first time since this information is compiled by DGAEP (year 2011), the RGM records a positive balance of 168 between incoming and outgoing of workers. In 2017, the balance was -195.

The estimated mean age of the workers of the Regional Government of Madeira was, in December 2017, 47.4 years (46.6 years a year earlier).

More than half of the ARM workers (57.3%) have higher education, 26.1% have only basic education and the remaining 16.6%, secondary education.

In October 2018, the average monthly basic salary was €1,408.11, up by 0.5% from a year ago, while the average monthly earnings stood at €1,639.35, a 1.3% increase from October 2017.

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