Marked rise in state employees seen in recent years

The number of state employees in this country has grown by around 23,000 since 2012, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance. Nearly 440,000 people are now employed by the state in the Czech Republic, which has a population of 10.5 million. Annual salaries for such workers have increased by CZK 16.6 billion in the last four years to reach CZK 149 billion. The average state employee receives CZK 27,000 a month.