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Private sector employment indicator

This series brings together all documents relating to the private sector employment indicator.

Following a user consultation, we’ve decided to stop publishing private sector employment indicator (PSEI) data. This is because:

The impact the publication has does not justify the resources needed to produce the publication.

The PSEI shows whether, over time, dependency on the private sector for employment is increasing and how this rebalancing varies by region. Data for the indicator is published quarterly.

The indicator is defined as a share of private sector employment of population aged 16 to 64 plus those who are aged over 64 in the labour market.

Data are published for England and each English region. However, to minimise the distortions due to high levels of commuting, changes in the indicator are monitored for 2 regional groups in England:

  • London, south-east and east
  • rest of England

Full details of the methodologies used to compile the publication can be found in the user guide.

Background

As part of the department’s business plan to support the government’s agenda to rebalance the economy across sectors and regions, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) developed this indicator to monitor private sector employment growth in England. It forms part of the performance framework for assessing the impact of the department’s policies and reforms.

Official statistics

This publication is produced by the Local Growth Analysis (LoGA) team. These data are official statistics that are undergoing development to achieve full compliance with the code of practice for official statistics (PDF, 358KB).

Future release dates

Data from the indicator is published on a quarterly basis. We announce publication of the data 4 weeks in advance. We are working towards a regular publication cycle, however, for the initial releases the publication date for each quarter may vary.

Future publication dates will be added to the National Statistics publication hub.

Contact details

If you have any questions on the indicator please send us an email to sean.mattson@bis.gsi.gv.uk

Documents

  1. Private sector employment indicator: May 2015 to July 2015

    • Official Statistics
  2. Private sector employment indicator: February 2015 to April 2015

    • Official Statistics
  3. Private sector employment indicator: November 2014 to January 2015

    • Official Statistics
  4. Private sector employment indicator: August to October 2014

    • Official Statistics
  5. Private sector employment indicator: November 2013 to January 2014

    • Official Statistics
  6. Private sector employment indicator: August to October 2013

    • Official Statistics
  7. Private sector employment indicator: May to July 2013

    • Official Statistics
  8. Private sector employment indicator: February to April 2013

    • Official Statistics
  9. Private sector employment indicator: quarter 4 2012

    • Official Statistics
  10. Private sector employment indicator: quarter 3 2012

    • Official Statistics
  11. Private sector employment indicator: quarter 2 2012

    • Official Statistics
  12. Private sector employment indicator: user guide and technical annex

    • Guidance
  13. Private sector employment indicator: quarter 1 2012

    • Official Statistics
Published 7 August 2013
Last updated 8 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added a notice to explain why we will no longer publish private sector employment indicator (PSEI) data.
  2. Private sector employment indicator: May 2015 to July 2015 added
  3. Added note about BIS review of the need for this publication, and added a link to a survey for regular users.
  4. Added latest document and new contact details.
  5. We have added 'Private sector employment indicator: November 2014 to January 2015'.
  6. The January to September 2014 estimates will now be published on 4 February 2015.
  7. Publication of February to April 2014 PSEI will not be published due to a lack of sufficiently robust data.
  8. Private sector employment indicator (PSEI) for January to March 2014 has been postponed until autumn 2014
  9. Private sector employment indicator, quarter 4 2013 (November 2013 to January 2014) added
  10. Private sector employment indicator August to October 2013 added
  11. Updated with: Private sector employment indicator publication for quarter 2 (May to July) 2013
  12. First published.