Do you recognise these key trends in the UK workforce?

During the recent general election campaign there was a lot of talk about “ordinary” people and the hard working people of Britain. It might be a seriously overused catchphrase but the workers of the UK do make a significant difference to the British economy and our experience of society. So, who are they? The services industry dominates In the 1970s or 80s, it was on the construction sites, in the factories and down the mines where you might find much of the bulk of the UK workers of Britain. However, today this is not the case. According to Office for National Statistics data we have evolved as a country from a manufacturing nation to a service industry driven economy. ‘Services’ includes public administration, retail, hotels, education, health, finance, business and transport. In total, a huge 81% of the country is working in some capacity in a services industry. Conclusion: we are no longer a country of industry. The work force is fairly evenly split down gender lines Our
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