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Release: Public Sector Employment, Q1 2013

Released: 12 June 2013 Next edition: 11 September 2013

Contact

Emily Carless

Labour Market Division

pse@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455717

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Employment, Employment Type, Public Sector Employment, Government, Central and Local Government, Public Sector Personnel, Civil Service Personnel, Home Civil Service Personnel

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

Survey name(s): Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey, Labour Force Survey

  • During Q1 2013 public sector employment continued to decrease, by 22,000 to 5.697 million.

  • At Q1 2013 employment in UK local government, at 2.497 million, is 26,000 lower than at Q4 2012.

  • At Q1 2013 employment in UK central government, at 2.734 million, is 13,000 higher than at Q4 2012.

  • At Q1 2013 employment in UK public corporations, at 466,000, is 9,000 lower than at Q4 2012.

  • During Q1 2013 private sector employment increased by an estimated 46,000, to 24.059 million.

  • At Q1 2013 total UK public sector employment is estimated to be 112,000 lower than at Q1 2012, once the effects of the reclassification of English further education colleges and sixth form college corporations have been removed.

  • At Q1 2013 total UK private sector employment is estimated to be 544,000 higher than at Q1 2012 estimate, once the effects of the reclassification of English further education colleges and sixth form college corporations have been removed.

This release contains the latest public sector employment estimates.

The series provide estimates of public sector employment, broken down by sector and industry.

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