Public Personnel Costs Up by 2.8% y-o-y to $3.63B by September 2016

According to the Ministry of Finance, personnel costs increased by a yearly 2.8% to $3.63B by September 2016. In details, this rise in personnel costs can mainly be attributed to the 2.7% increase in salaries, wages and social benefits to $2.38B along with increases in retirement salaries and end of service indemnities.

The share of personnel costs in current primary expenditures stabilized at 67% in the periods January to September 2015 and 2016 up from 58% in the period January to September 2014. The ministry attributed this increase to the hiring of new military personnel but also to a lower base of current expenditures in the period 2014-2016 due to lower transfers to the state-owned electricity company Electricité du Liban.

Breakdown of Salaries, Wages and Related Benefits Jan- Sept 2015 and Jan- Sept 2016 (in $B)

Basic SalariesTotal
Military Personnel1.071.121.471.48
Internal Security Forces0.290.310.400.40
General Security Forces0.
State Security Forces0.
Education Personnel0.410.490.450.54
Civilian Personnel
Government contribution to employees cooperative0.150.12
Customs Salaries
Total 1.661.782.322.38

Source: Ministry of Finance


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