Public sector employment, UK: Dec 2016

Released: 15 March 2017 9:30am
Next release: 14 June 2017


Quarterly comparisons on a headcount and full-time equivalent basis, by sector, industry and region. Made up of central and local government and public corporations, such as the NHS and civil service.


  • Public sector employment, UK: December 2016

    The official measure of people employed in the UK public sector, including private sector estimates, based on the difference between total UK employment and public sector employment.


  • Public sector employment

    Quarterly estimates of UK and regional public sector employment, made up of central government, local government, and public corporations.

  • Public sector employment time series

    Seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted quarterly time series of UK public sector employment, containing the latest estimates.

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Accredited Official Statistics

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  • are produced using appropriate data and sound methods
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