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Release: Public Sector Employment, Q3 2013

Released: 18 December 2013 Next edition: 19 March 2014


Mark Williams

Labour Market Division

Telephone: +44(0)1633 456728

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

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

Survey name(s): Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey

  • total UK public sector employment increased by 4,000 to 5.669 million.
  • employment in UK local government, at 2.416 million, is 11,000 lower than at Q2 2013.
  • employment in UK central government, at 2.794 million, is 16,000 higher than at Q2 2013.
  • employment in UK public corporations, at 459,000, is 1,000 lower than at Q2 2013.
  • private sector employment increased by 246,000, to 24.417 million.
  • total UK public sector employment is 52,000 lower than at Q3 2012.
  • total UK private sector employment is 537,000 higher than at Q3 2012.
Contains the latest public sector employment estimates. The series provides estimates of public sector employment by government sector and industry.

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