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OECD of course has other figures for civil servants, and their data is incomplete, but there's this (.xls):

France                             1985        1990      1997        1998   
Central Government     2460200    2489600    2488300    2270100

Regional Government    1208200    1326400    1220500   

It's hard to see where we're going to get an added million civil servants from since the mid-eighties.

OECD also shows public employment as a percentage of total employment (xls) as absolutely flat from 1985 to the late nineties at 21%.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Mar 16th, 2007 at 11:01:57 AM EST
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