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Job Creation

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his reply of 26 November, Official Report, column 293, how many of the jobs created between 1983 and 1986 were (a) in manufacturing industry and (b) in the services sector.

[holding answer 7 December 1987]: For Great Britain, the figures of net changes in employment are as follows:

Grew Britain employment (including self-employed): thousands, seasonally adjusted (changes on a year earlier in brackets)
ManufacturingServicesTotal (Manufacturing, services and other)
June 19835,58014,48522,716
June 19845,49615,00723,166
(-84)(+552)(+450)
June 19855,47815,44523,553
(-18)(+438)(+387)
June 19865,36015,74823,666
(-118)(+303)(+113)
Change between
June 1983 and
June 1986-220+1,263+950