William Eichler 20 March 2019

Local government employment at ‘record low’

Local government employment at ‘record low’ image

The number of people employed in the local government sector has plummeted to a ‘new record low’, data reveals.

The Office for National Statistics estimates that in December 2018 there were 2.04 million people working in this cash-strapped sector.

This is down 10,000 (0.5%) compared with September 2018 and down 44,000 (2.1%) compared with December 2017.

Meanwhile, the number of people employed in central Government has increased to a record high of 3.17 million for December 2018.

It is up 24,000 (0.8%) compared with September 2018 and up 104,000 (3.4%) compared with December 2017

According to the ONS, this rise is the result of academy conversions, increases in employment in the National Health Service and the Civil Service.?

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