New and noteworthy

A whole-time equivalent (WTE) measure of 150,960

an increase of 0.3% between 2016 and 2017

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202,090 workers in the sector

a rise of 0.7% between 2016 and 2017

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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 18% to 90% by local authority area

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11% of the workforce on zero-hours type contracts

an increase of 0.5pp between 2016 and 2017

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Adults' services make up 71% of workforce

and Children's services 28% in 2017

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Adult social care has GVA of £3.4b in Scotland

productivity highest of all the UK nations

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