The figures include fire services and teachers. The biggest percentage fall was in construction, which lost the equivalent of 4,000 full-time workers. Corporate services lost 5,200 jobs, reducing full-time equivalent staff to 115,500.
Planning and economic development bucked the trend and gained the equivalent of 1,100 full-time staff, more than any other service.
The loss of jobs since last year is due to a combination of factors, including CCT and the cumulative effect of financial restrictions on councils, according to Local Government Management Board principle research officer Peter Norris.