asked the Secretary of State for Employment what have been the real increases in earnings in the public sector in each of the past three years.
Estimates of the percentage increase in average gross earnings of full-time employees in the public sector, deflated by the increase in the retail prices index, are as follows.
|Changes in real average gross weekly earnings of full-time adult employees working a full week|
|April 1981 to April 1982||*-1·0|
|April 1982 to April 1983||†+3·8|
|April 1983 to April 1984||+0·6|
Source: New Earnings Survey.
* Based on males aged 21 and over and females aged 18 and over.
† Based on those on adult rates of pay.
Changes in average earnings in April of successive years may reflect changes in the timing of pay settlements.
Numbers and percentage of employees in employment in the 15 Industry Groups with the largest numbers of employees
Orders of the Standard Industrial Classification 1968
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||1·6||2·3||1·5||2·0||1·4||1·7|
|Food drink and tobacco||1·9||2·7||1·5||2·0||1·2||1·6|
|Chemicals and allied industries||—||—||—||—||1·5||1·9|
|Metal goods not elsewhere specified||1·1||1·5||1·2||1·7||1·2||1·5|
|Timber, furniture etc||1·4||2·0||1·5||2·0||—||—|
|Gas, electricity and water||—||—||1·1||1·4||1·0||1·3|
|Transport and communication||3·1||4·3||3·9||5·2||5·3||6·7|
|Insurance, banking, finance and business services||1·1||1·6||3·0||4·1||5·8||7·5|
|Professional and scientific services||9·2||13·0||9·6||13·0||12·9||16·5|
|Public administration and defence||4·0||5·6||4·2||5·7||2·9||3·7|
* Figures suppressed to avoid disclosure of information concerning an individual firm.