New and noteworthy

A whole-time equivalent (WTE) measure of 150,540

an increase of 0.15% between 2015 and 2016

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200,650 workers in the sector

a fall of 0.03% between 2015 and 2016

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SVQ entries in the social service sector

down 41% in 2015 since the high of 2007

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31% of workforce employed by the public sector

ranges from 17% to 90% by local authority area

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10.6% of the workforce on zero-hours type contracts

a small increase of 0.2pp between 2015 and 2016

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