public sector


: the part of an economy which is controlled or owned by the government
a job in the public sector

Examples of public sector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Third, public sector banks across states have higher exposure to the power sector, whereas the private sector reports a higher share of transport operators. Suranjali Tandon, Quartz, 8 June 2023 The groups also challenged credit provided to borrowers in long-term forbearance seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness, in which public sector and nonprofit workers can have the balance of their loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2023 Today, 11,000 Los Angeles city workers are joining Hollywood actors, among others on the picket lines, according to the union that represents many of the city’s public sector staff. Ellie Stevens, CNN, 8 Aug. 2023 The calls for more spending come at a time of rapid inflation and high demand for public sector wage increases as well the subsidies and investment needed to meet targets for addressing climate change. Marc Champion,, 2 June 2023 In a prepared statement, Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor said Friday that the case was about protecting the First Amendment rights of public sector employees. Sean Maguire, Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2023 The country must swiftly privatize a number of public sector enterprises, particularly banks, that have a long history of low or negative returns. Time, 28 July 2023 The Space Foundation projects the pace of public sector outlays on space will pick up this year as nations work toward exploring the moon and prioritize large satellite constellations with military applications. Loren Grush, Fortune, 24 July 2023 That study found public sector funds contributed $455 million to $747 million to getting bedaquiline to market, compared to $90 million to $240 million from J&J. Jason Mast, STAT, 14 July 2023 See More

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“Public sector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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