Origin of public sector
Examples from the Web for public sector
Union membership and popularity dived in the 1970s and early 1980s when public-sector organizing accelerated.
Essentially, the public-sector unions sucked up all the oxygen.
By 2012, public-sector workers had union membership rates more than five times higher than rates among private-sector workers.
Public-sector unions grew rapidly, but private-sector unions shrank.
These public-sector workers were members of divisions of the AFL-CIO and SEIU, respectively.
British Dictionary definitions for public sector
Culture definitions for public sector
That part of the economy controlled by the government. (Compare private sector.)