The number of state employees in 1904 was 27 939 employees. The employed in the Ministry of the war were 6455, in the Ministry of public buildings, roads and communications – 5 359, in the Ministry of Interior – 5 225. The smallest number of employees was in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 224 employees.
The first ‘Nomenclature of occupation’ is composed by the French statistician Jacques Bertillon and is approved and recommended for use by the International Statistical Institute during its session in Chicago in September 1893. The aim is to enable worldwide comparison. 499 occupations were defined.
Statistical data for the period 1888 – 1893 tend to show seasonality in conclusion of marriages, mainly among the rural population. The largest number of marriages is in winter -15 936 and the lowest in summer – 2 539. (8 times more marriages have been concluded in winter)