Public Sector Employment by Sector; Total Public Sector; UK; HC; SA; Thousands

5,332 000's

2016 Q2

Release date:
16 November 2016

Next release:
14 December 2016
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Public sector employment, UK: June 2016

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  • Total UK public sector employment was 5.332 million. This was 13,000 lower than at March 2016 and 20,000 lower than at June 2015. This is the lowest level shown since the series began in 1999.
  • Employment in UK local government, at 2.196 million, was 13,000 lower than at March 2016. This is the lowest recorded level in the series.
  • Employment in UK central government, at 2.957 million, was 1,000 higher than at March 2016.
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