Figure 1: Number (thousands) of people in employment reporting they are on a zero-hours contract, October to December 2000 to October to December 2017
Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS) - Office for National Statistics
The number of people who are shown as on a “zero-hours contract” at any point in time will be affected by whether people know they are on a “zero-hours contract” and will be affected by how aware they are of the concept.
Estimates presented in Figure 1 are non-seasonally adjusted so comparisons of change should be made based on the same period each year. Additionally, estimates from surveys are subject to a degree of uncertainty.