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Release: Public Sector Employment, Q2 2013

Released: 11 September 2013 Next edition: 18 December 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

  • During Q2 2013 total UK public sector employment continued to decrease, by 34,000 to 5.665 million.

  • At Q2 2013 employment in UK local government, at 2.448 million, is 48,000 lower than at Q1 2013.

  • At Q2 2013 employment in UK central government, at 2.748 million, is 14,000 higher than at Q1 2013.

  • At Q2 2013 employment in UK public corporations, at 469,000, is the same as at Q1 2013.

  • During Q2 2013 total UK private sector employment increased by 114,000, to 24.171 million.

  • In the year to Q2 2013 total UK public sector employment decreased by 104,000.

  • In the year to Q2 2013 total UK private sector employment increased by 380,000.

Contains the latest public sector employment estimates. The series provides estimates of public sector employment by government sector and industry.

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