The number of public sector workers in Macau has increased every year since 2005, according to official data. Just in the first half of 2010, 562 new workers were admitted. As of the end of June 2010, Macau had 22,558 public sector workers. However, almost half of them had temporary contracts. One third of Macau’s public sector workers have basic monthly wages ranging between MOP11,800-17,641. A total of 270 people earn MOP53,100 or more and 3,364 workers take home less than MOP11,800 each month.