HC Deb 27 April 1988 vol 132 c199W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what the ratios of increased jobs in the first three months of 1988 are between(a) part-time and full-time, and (b) temporary and permanent.

Mr. Lee

The latest available figures are for December 1987. Between December 1986 and December 1987 there was a net increase of 507,000 in the size of the civilian employed labour force in Great Britain. Of this increase 49 per cent. was attributable to growth in part-time employment and 51 per cent. to growth in full-time employment. The civilian employed labour force is the sum of employees in employment and the self-employed.

The regularly published employment estimates do not separately identify those in temporary or permanent employment. The labour force survey provides such information on a different basis, and the latest available figures are for spring 1987. Estimates based on the labour force survey indicate that between spring 1986 and spring 1987 there was a net increase of 334,000 in the number of employees and self-employed in Great Britain. Of this increase, the percentages attributable to growths in temporary and permanent employment were 18 per cent. and 82 per cent., respectively.

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