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Public Sector Employees

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will compare the total number of persons employed in the entire public sector (a) in actual and (b) in full-time equivalent terms, where appropriate, for each of the years 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985; and if he will show these figures as a percentage of the total employed work force in each year.

The latest available estimates are given in the table.

Public Sector Employment in the United Kingdom
Persons employedFull-time equivalents
June('000)As percentage of employed labour force('000)As percentage of employed labour force
19797,41729·36,55531·8
19807,35629·16,51231·8
19817,15429·46,36332·5
19826,99229·36,16832·3
19836,90429·36,07132·5
19846,82528·55,97231·8

Source: Central Statistical Office Department of Employment