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

5,354 000's

2016 Q1

Release date:
17 August 2016

Next release:
14 September 2016
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Public sector employment, UK: March 2016

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  • Total UK public sector employment was 5.354 million. This was 6,000 higher than at December 2015 but 21,000 lower than at March 2015.
  • Employment in UK local government, at 2.211 million, was 17,000 lower than at December 2015. This is the lowest level shown since the series began in 1999.
  • Employment in UK central government, at 2.963 million, was 18,000 higher than at December 2015.
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  • Public sector employment

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    Seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted time series of UK public sector employment, containing the latest March 2016 estimates.

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