equivalent staff working in Scottish local authorities.
The March 1998 Joint Staffing Watch shows a total number of 236,198
full-time equivalent staff, compared with the March 1997 figure of 238,454.
The new Joint Staffing Watch survey, released jointly by The Scottish Office and COSLA, began in 1996.
.There are a number of changes to the coverage, definitions and
classifications used in this survey when compared with Joint Staffing
Watch surveys prior to 1996. These are explained in the technical annex to the report.
.The report gives a detailed description of the results of the March 1998 survey, with comparison with earlier periods. It provides
information on staffing levels in each council separately by grade of staff and service area.