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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the sectors of the United Kingdom economy that have seen the most job creation since May 2010 (HL1855).
The ONS does not directly provide estimates for the number of jobs created, only the net change in total jobs. These figures are produced from the ONS’ Workforce jobs series.
The attached table contains seasonally adjusted estimates for the number of Workforce Jobs by sector at June 2010 and March 2013 (the latest available period) and the net change between these two periods. The sectors are displayed in descending order of the net change in jobs over this period. Workforce Jobs is a composite measure that includes employee jobs, self-employed jobs, HM Forces and government-supported trainees.
|Workforce Jobs by sector|
|Seasonally adjusted (thousands)|
|Industry||June 2010||March 2013||Net Change|
|Administrative & support service activities||2390||2574||184|
|Human health & social work activities||3970||4145||175|
|Professional scientific & technical activities||2399||2559||160|
|Information & communication||1173||1320||147|
|Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||4815||4952||137|
|Accommodation & food service activities||1920||2050||130|
|Transport & storage||1455||1564||109|
|Real estate activities||476||511||35|
|Financial & insurance activities||1117||1149||32|
|Water supply, sewerage, waste & remediation activities||178||203||25|
|Arts, entertainment & recreation||853||876||23|
|Mining & quarrying||60||69||9|
|Other service activities||806||814||8|
|People employed by households, etc||78||75||-3|
|Electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply||135||120||-15|
|Agriculture, forestry & fishing||413||363||-50|
|Public admin & defence; compulsory social security||1748||1576||-172|
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