Public Sector Employment by Sector; Total Public Sector; UK; HC; SA; Thousands

5,424 000's

2017 Q1

Release date:
14 June 2017

Next release:
13 September 2017
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Public sector employment, UK: Mar 2017

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  • Total UK public sector employment in March 2017 was 5.424 million, down 7,000 on the previous quarter and 20,000 on the previous year.
  • Local government employment was down 25,000 at 2.123 million, the lowest since comparable records began in 1999.
  • Central government employment was up 20,000 on the previous quarter at 2.995 million, the highest since comparable records began in 1999.
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