After 15,000 departures this year, number of civil servants in Greece down to 614,053

Almost 15,000 people left Greece’s civil service in the first half of 2013, according to a new website that keeps track of the number of public sector workers.

According to the site,, the state currently employs 614,053 people, which does not included in employees in the broader state sector such as those working at public utilities.

Of the 614,053, some 92,500 work at local authorities. The biggest employer is the Education Ministry, which has 184,292 staff, which includes teachers.

Just over 40 percent of civil servants have a university education and more than a third are aged between 40 and 49.

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