Just how many Andaluzes work for the public sector?
It’s an ongoing joke, about how the biggest employer is the state, closely followed by the bars for those employees to hang out in.
But, is it true?
Well, todays Ideal newspaper has a special report on the state of the public sector in Andalucia…
20% of the active population work for the Junta, for one of its state owned companies, or a townhall.
That’s one in five. Or about half a million people, out of a total population of some 8 million Andaluzes.
And, a further 100,00 odd people work for the central government.
That’s got to be some sort of world record.