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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public Sector Employment, 2012

An estimated 20.6% of people in employment in Yorkshire and The Humber worked in the public sector in September 2012. This is the second highest proportion of the English regions and is also lower than the proportion in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland.

An estimated 20.6% of people in employment in Yorkshire and The Humber worked in the public sector in September 2012. This is the second highest proportion of the English regions and is also lower than the proportion in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland.

Total public sector employment in Yorkshire and The Humber rose by around 8% between March 2008 and December 2009 to around 575,000 and then fell 12% to 505,000 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 Yorkshire and The Humber fell by 8% from a peak of just over 550,000.

Local government employment in Yorkshire and The Humber fell between 2008 and 2012 and was 14% lower in September 2012 than in March 2008.

Central government employment decreased between March 2008 and September 2012 by around 3%. When the impact of the reclassification of English colleges is removed, central government employment increased between 2008 and 2012 by around 6%. The increase in central government employment is due to schools in Yorkshire and The Humber becoming academies and thus transferring from local government to central government.

Employment in public corporations in Yorkshire and The Humber increased by over 80% between March 2008 and September 2012. This is due the nationalisation of some financial institutions during 2008.

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