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Work Force Statistics

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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Mr. Wray: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the working population is in (a) part-time and (b) full-time jobs. [100479]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. James Wray, dated 3 March 2003:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question about part-time and full-time employment. (100479)
The estimates from the Labour Force Survey for the three month period ending December 2002 are 74.5 per cent of people in employment are employed full-time and 25.5 per cent are employed part-time. These estimates are seasonally adjusted.