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Release: Public Sector Employment, Q4 2011

Released: 14 March 2012 Next edition: 20 June 2012


Emily Carless

Labour Market Division

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


An error has occurred in Table 6 Regional Public Sector Employment (553 Kb Excel sheet) , of the Q4 2011 Public Sector Employment (PSE) Statistical Bulletin.

Labour Force Survey (LFS) employment estimates are used to calculate PSE as a proportion of total employment by region. The estimates of PSE proportions for Q4 2010 released in the Q4 2011 PSE statistical bulletin were incorrectly calculated using LFS data from an earlier period (Q4 2009).

This has now been corrected. Proportions for Scotland are not affected since they are provided by Scottish Government. Proportions for all other regions are affected but those calculated for East Midlands, Northern Ireland and UK seasonally adjusted have not changed.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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