EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Public administration

Public administration

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): all units


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Number Employed: 1400000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-06-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 30401
Planned Job Reductions max: 30401
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Other Job Reduction Measures: 30401

Additional Information

The ministre de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Emploi has announced 30,401 job cuts in 2012 as part of ongoing retrenchment in the public sector. The cuts announced are somewhat lower than those originally foreseen (33,000) as there will be a lower level of retirements from the public service in 2012. They nonetheless pursue the objective announced at the outset of the Sarkozy presidency to reduce public sector headcount by replacing only one in every two retiring public servants. The areas most affected are education (14,000 job losses), defence (7462 jobs) and functions under the responsibility of the Ministère De L'Intérieur (3,621 job) and Ministère Du Budget (2,870 jobs)