Earnings

Treasury written question – answered on 17th November 2004.

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Photo of Mr Denzil Davies Mr Denzil Davies Labour, Llanelli

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees in the United Kingdom in each of the last five available years.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Denzil Davies, dated 17 November 2004

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about employment. (198170)

The attached table gives estimates of the number of full-time and part-time employees resident in the United Kingdom for the three months ending in August each year from 2000 to 2004.

These estimates from the Labour Force Survey are, as with any sample survey, subject to sampling variability.

Full-time and part-time employees(14) United Kingdom—Three months ending in August each year from 2000 to 2004 seasonally adjusted -- Thousand
Full-time Part-time
2000 17,912 6,123
2001 18,096 6,096
2002 18,115 6,250
2003 18,058 6,312
2004 18,176 6,384

(14) Full-time and part-time is based on self-classification by survey respondents.

Source:

ONS Labour Force Survey.

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