The number of Chinese civil servants continued to decline in the last two years to about 7 million as of 2015, according to the latest bulletin of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (HRSS), but an official said it remains stable.
An HRSS State Administration of Civil Service official said that the total number of civil servants stayed stable despite an increase in resignations in the last two years, the Beijing Business Today reported on Monday.
"Less than 12,000 civil servants resigned in 2015, or about 0.2 percent of the total," he explained, adding that it was within the normal range.
"It's normal," he said. "It is good to bring new energy and make the team more vibrant."
The number of civil servants in China has slid since 2014 to 7.16 million at the end of 2015, after a six-year increase from 2008 to 2013, according to the bulletin.
According to Chinese jobs website zhaopin.com, 34 percent of civil servants in 2015 thought about leaving their job during the job-hunting season that started in February compared to the previous year.
The basic monthly salary for grass-roots civil servants will increase from 630 yuan to 1,320 yuan, according to Hong Kong-based newspaper Wen Wei Po in 2015.