Chart: Employment may be up, but police, NHS and education jobs are being slashed

This morning’s headline labour market stats are encouraging, with employment up and unemployment down; however, the disappearance of key public sector workers continues apace, as the chart below shows:

The Public Sector Employment, Q3 2012 release (pdf) reveals 3,000 fewer armed forces personnel than in Q3 2012, 3,000 fewer police, 3,000 fewer NHS workers, 8,000 fewer education workers and 8,000 fewer in other health and social work.

So much for “no frontline cuts”…

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