- 5.7 million people work in the public sector
- East of England: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- London: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- North East: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- North West: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- South West: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- South East: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- Wales: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- West Midlands: Public Sector Employment, 2012
- Yorkshire and the Humber: Public Sector Employment, 2012
A minor error was discovered in the adjustment applied to regional public and private sector employment estimates to remove the impact of the reclassification of Colleges in England. This affected estimates prior to 2010 Q4 of regional public sector employment excluding Further Education Colleges and Sixth Form College Corporations for total regional public sector employment, public sector employment as a proportion of total employment, General Government employment and public sector employment in Education. The regional private sector employment including colleges was also affected by this error.
ONS has today reissued the affected reference tables and corrected bulletin text commenting on the data.
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An estimated 17.7% of people in employment in the East Midlands worked in the public sector in September 2012. This is the fourth lowest proportion of all the regions of the UK.
Total public sector employment in the East Midlands rose by around 5% between March 2008 and March 2010 to just over 405,000 and then fell by 10% to just under 365,000 in September 2012. Removing the impact of the reclassification of further education and sixth form colleges in England to the private sector in April 2012, public sector employment in the East Midlands fell by 6% from a peak of just under 390,000 in March 2010. The East Midlands was the last region of the UK to see a peak in public sector employment.
Local government employment in the East Midlands fell between 2008 and 2012 and was 14% lower in September 2012 than in March 2008.
Central government employment increased between March 2008 and September 2012 by around 4%. When the impact of the reclassification of English colleges is removed, central government employment increased between 2008 and 2012 by around 15%. The increase in central government employment is due to schools in the East Midlands becoming academies and thus transferring from local government to central government.