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58% increase in contracting – CSO

The CSO released their Quarterly National Household Survey results today. In relation to employment, the CSO have said: “When seasonal factors are taken into account, there was a quarterly increase of 6,200 in the number of persons employed.”.
Interestingly, in an indication that contracting is very much on the increase “The number of self-employed persons increased by 31,200 (9.4%) to 362,100 in the year, accounting for 58% of the annual increase in employment.”

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