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Benefit claimant count by occupationFebruary 2008February 2009% change since Feb 2008

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Architects1501,290760%

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Architectural technologists and town planning technicians125935648%

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Managers in construction8605,700563%

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Quantity surveyors135890559%

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Chartered surveyors (not quantity surveyors)2151,110416%

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Water and sewerage plant operatives75380407%

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Taxation experts30140367%

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Veterinarians1045350%

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Solicitors and lawyers, judges and coroners3501,570349%

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Heavy goods vehicle drivers3,37514,815339%

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Civil engineers4401,725292%

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Legal secretaries4451,675276%

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Mobile machine drivers and operatives n.e.c.1,0253,665258%

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Building and civil engineering technicians200715258%

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Bricklayers, masons4,44015,380246%

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Carpenters and joiners7,16524,155237%

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Occupation unknown1,4854,800223%

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Crane drivers245785220%

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Scaffolders, stagers, riggers1,6005,120220%

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Town planners55175218%

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Draughtspersons5051,595216%

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Steel erectors4801,500213%

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Buyers and purchasing officers5501,710211%

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Personnel and industrial relations officers8802,705207%

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Financial institution managers4651,390199%

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Property, housing and land managers4451,300192%

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Aircraft pilots and flight engineers110320191%

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Garage managers and proprietors160460188%

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Electricians, electrical fitters3,58510,255186%

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Estimators, valuers and assessors225640184%

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Metal plate workers, shipwrights, riveters335950184%

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Marketing and sales managers4,28011,985180%

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Roofers, roof tilers and slaters2,1656,010178%

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Legal associate professionals4601,270176%

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Personal assistants and other secretaries1,7354,790176%

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Plasterers3,62510,005176%

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Conference and exhibition managers310845173%

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Financial managers and chartered secretaries7201,955172%

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Transport and distribution managers6251,675168%

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Construction trades n.e.c.2,3156,150166%

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Metal machining setters and setter-operators1,0302,720164%

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Advertising and public relations managers5101,340163%

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Quarry workers and related operatives140365161%

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Planning and quality control engineers220570159%

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Chartered and certified accountants5301,370158%

.

Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers3,7809,740158%

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Design and development engineers4101,055157%

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Brokers290745157%

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Business and related associate professionals n.e.c.5651,450157%

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Finance and investment analysts/advisers1,1002,820156%

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Production, works and maintenance managers1,7654,505155%

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Credit controllers385980155%

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Recycling and refuse disposal managers75190153%

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Welding trades3,1357,890152%

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Purchasing managers255640151%

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Construction operatives n.e.c.3,4958,750150%

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Mechanical engineers1,3253,315150%

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Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.1,4103,520150%

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Marketing associate professionals1,0202,545150%

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Financial and accounting technicians345860149%

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Occupational hygienists and safety officers (health and safety)225560149%

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Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)6601,640148%

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Pipe fitters5751,425148%

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Insurance underwriters170420147%

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Engineering technicians6401,580147%

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Quality assurance technicians330810145%

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Floorers and wall tilers1,8904,635145%

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Energy plant operatives45110144%

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Management accountants4201,020143%

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Dispensing opticians3585143%

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Personnel, training and industrial relations managers9102,200142%

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Quality assurance managers290700141%

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Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out270650141%

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Rail construction and maintenance operatives6001,440140%

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Legal professionals n.e.c.185440138%

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Sales representatives3,3557,955137%

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Road construction operatives1,4503,430137%

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Production and process engineers415980136%

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Office managers1,6053,785136%

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Customer care managers6851,615136%

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Lines repairers and cable jointers225530136%

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Engineering professionals n.e.c.6251,460134%

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Retail and wholesale managers3,3657,850133%

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Information and communication technology managers1,7354,005131%

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Company secretaries185425130%

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Auto electricians170390129%

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Sheet metal workers5151,170127%

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IT strategy and planning professionals9052,055127%

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Transport and distribution clerks340770126%

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Storage and warehouse managers1,5403,465125%

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Product, clothing and related designers9302,085124%

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Chemical and related process operatives325725123%

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Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters2,4055,360123%

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Plastics process operatives6251,390122%

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Electrical engineers5501,220122%

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Public relations officers295650120%

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Air traffic controllers2555120%

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Pattern makers (moulds)2555120%

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Sales related occupations n.e.c.1,5353,375120%

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Merchandisers and window dressers380835120%

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Vehicle spray painters7951,745119%

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Metal working production and maintenance fitters2,1504,710119%

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Accounts and wages clerks, book-keepers, other financial clerks3,9608,660119%

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Social science researchers260565117%

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Travel agency managers60130117%

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Management consultants, actuaries, economists and statisticians6601,430117%

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Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.3065117%

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Paper and wood machine operatives7551,615114%

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Estate agents, auctioneers6201,320113%

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Bookbinders and print finishers330700112%

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Directors and chief executives of major organisations6051,280112%

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Hotel and accommodation managers5051,060110%

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Science and engineering technicians n.e.c.160335109%

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Public service administrative professionals5951,245109%

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Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers175365109%

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Upholsterers305635108%

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Rail transport operatives190395108%

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Moulders, core makers, die casters195405108%

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Air transport operatives205425107%

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Managers in mining and energy70145107%

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Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors8151,665104%

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Telecommunications engineers8751,785104%

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Printers9151,850102%

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Electrical/electronics engineers n.e.c.9451,910102%

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Civil Service executive officers4951,000102%

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Officers in armed forces80160100%

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Police officers (inspectors and above)1530100%

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Managers in animal husbandry, forestry and fishing n.e.c.50100100%

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Physicists, geologists and meteorologists120240100%

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Vehicle body builders and repairers9101,81599%

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Farmers14027596%

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Importers, exporters13025596%

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Routine inspectors and testers5551,08595%

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Furniture makers, other craft woodworkers6251,22095%

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Metal working machine operatives2,1904,22593%

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Public service associate professionals7013593%

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Civil Service administrative officers and assistants2,6305,07093%

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Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c.7451,43593%

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Research and development managers32061091%

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Printing machine minders and assistants38573090%

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Driving instructors23544589%

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Weavers and knitters458589%

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Smiths and forge workers8516088%

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Pensions and insurance clerks29054588%

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Registrars and senior administrators of educational establishments8015088%

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Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.16030088%

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Motor mechanics, auto engineers5,1009,53587%

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Building inspectors7013086%

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Paramedics356586%

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Fork-lift truck drivers12,42523,06086%

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Hand craft occupations n.e.c.20538085%

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Police officers (sergeant and below)27050085%

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Prison service officers (below principal officer)16530585%

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Van drivers30,91057,13585%

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Originators, compositors and print preparers16029584%

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Security managers20537583%

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Graphic designers3,2705,98083%

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NCOs and other ranks24544582%

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Electroplaters18533581%

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Fitness instructors8701,57581%

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Leisure and sports managers35564080%

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Bus and coach drivers1,5152,73080%

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Restaurant and catering managers1,3252,38580%

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Broadcasting associate professionals6751,21580%

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Precision instrument makers and repairers12522580%

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Agricultural machinery drivers20036080%

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Stock control clerks1,1702,10079%

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Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters1,1452,05579%

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Painters and decorators11,59520,79579%

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Process operatives n.e.c.2,9905,36079%

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Transport operatives n.e.c.16529579%

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Housekeepers and related occupations7201,28578%

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Telephone salespersons1,9003,36077%

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Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors21538077%

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Electronics engineers5751,01577%

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Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors7651,35076%

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Software professionals2,7704,88076%

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Electrical/electronics technicians56599576%

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Elementary sales occupations n.e.c.22539576%

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Glass and ceramics process operatives24543076%

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Customer care occupations12,47021,85575%

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General office assistants/clerks54,00594,57575%

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Ophthalmic opticians203575%

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Archivists and curators22038575%

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Travel agents6351,11075%

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Pest control officers9516574%

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IT user support technicians3,3955,87073%

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Sports and fitness occupations n.e.c.40069073%

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Air travel assistants47081072%

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Metal making and treating process operatives28549072%

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Refuse and salvage occupations1,4902,55571%

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Fire service officers (leading fire officer and below)17530071%

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Arts officers, producers and directors9101,56071%

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Receptionists6,89511,77571%

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Biological scientists and biochemists55594570%

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Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.57597570%

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Beauticians and related occupations1,5552,62569%

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Screen printers17529569%

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Call centre agents/operators5,6309,48068%

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Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.10,86018,27068%

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Sports coaches, instructors and officials1,2052,02068%

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Natural environment and conservation managers41068567%

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IT operations technicians3,1355,22567%

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Environmental health officers9015067%

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Laboratory technicians9701,61566%

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Debt, rent and other cash collectors22036566%

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Bar staff14,54024,04065%

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Scientific researchers36059565%

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TV, video and audio engineers50583064%

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Stevedores, dockers and slingers6151,01064%

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Forestry workers47077064%

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Senior officials in local government15024563%

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Pharmaceutical dispensers13522063%

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Goldsmiths, silversmiths, precious stone workers13522063%

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Elementary office occupations n.e.c.8501,38563%

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Local government clerical officers and assistants1,2952,11063%

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Conservation and environmental protection officers52585563%

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Chemical engineers8013063%

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Researchers n.e.c.49079562%

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Psychologists18530062%

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Medical secretaries18530062%

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Communication operators13021062%

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Industrial cleaning process occupations1,4852,39561%

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Publicans and managers of licensed premises1,5702,53061%

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Careers advisers and vocational guidance specialists24038560%

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Labourers in building and woodworking trades31,47550,42060%

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Leather and related trades10016060%

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Other goods handling and storage occupations n.e.c.75,995120,57559%

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Inspectors of factories, utilities and trading standards609558%

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Elementary cleaning occupations n.e.c.8951,41558%

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Statutory examiners355557%

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Photographers and audio-visual equipment operators1,9953,13057%

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Chefs, cooks8,42013,21057%

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Waiters, waitresses4,6307,26057%

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Seafarers (merchant navy); barge, lighter and boat operatives27543056%

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Hospital and health service managers16025056%

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Pharmacists/pharmacologists8012556%

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School secretaries8012556%

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Educational assistants3,5155,49056%

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Senior officials of special interest organisations12519556%

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Sports and leisure assistants2,0003,11556%

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Caretakers2,0003,10055%

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Therapists n.e.c.45570555%

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Care assistants and home carers14,93023,11055%

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Chemists24037054%

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Labourers in other construction trades n.e.c.26,76041,17554%

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Taxi, cab drivers and chauffeurs1,1451,76054%

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Gardeners and groundsmen/groundswomen13,45520,61053%

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Animal care occupations n.e.c.2,4653,76053%

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Food, drink and tobacco process operatives5,0007,61552%

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Routine laboratory testers13520552%

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Hospital porters1,1101,68051%

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Floral arrangers, florists29544551%

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Hairdressers, barbers3,2704,91050%

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Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services101550%

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Physiotherapists10015050%

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Filing and other records assistants/clerks1,0301,54550%

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Travel and tour guides30045050%

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Rubber process operatives8012050%

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Sales and retail assistants110,635165,19049%

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Butchers, meat cutters7201,07049%

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Nursing auxiliaries and assistants1,1551,71548%

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Undertakers and mortuary assistants12518548%

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Cleaners, domestics22,58533,30047%

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Fishmongers, poultry dressers8512547%

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Teaching professionals n.e.c.1,3802,02547%

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Residential and day care managers20530046%

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Coal mine operatives13019046%

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Dancers and choreographers24035046%

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Bakers, flour confectioners67097546%

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Kitchen and catering assistants16,43523,89045%

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Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)15522545%

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Primary and nursery education teaching professionals9451,36044%

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Officers of non-governmental organisations23033043%

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Window cleaners7251,04043%

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Security guards and related occupations9,15513,10543%

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Medical radiographers355043%

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Actors, entertainers1,4702,09543%

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Youth and community workers2,8904,11542%

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Countryside and park rangers27539042%

.

Nursery nurses3,3054,68542%

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Ship and hovercraft officers608542%

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Labourers in foundries52574041%

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Assemblers (electrical products)2,2353,14040%

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Library assistants/clerks57080040%

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Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.31043540%

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Further education teaching professionals1,2051,69040%

.

Housing and welfare officers1,2351,73040%

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Elementary personal services occupations n.e.c.20028040%

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Librarians21530040%

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Retail cashiers and check-out operators8,48511,80539%

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Occupational therapists9012539%

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Computer engineers, installation and maintenance2,6053,58538%

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Authors, writers1,1851,63038%

.

Telephonists29540537%

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Elementary security occupations n.e.c.1,0501,44037%

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Farm workers1,9152,62537%

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Market research interviewers24533537%

.

Farm managers709536%

.

Probation officers709536%

.

Hotel porters1,3501,82535%

.

Sewing machinists1,2551,69535%

.

Sports players10013535%

.

Database assistants/clerks5,6957,68535%

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Shelf fillers7,51010,12535%

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Clothing cutters11515535%

.

Dental nurses33545034%

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Fishing and agriculture related occupations n.e.c.71596034%

.

Veterinary nurses and assistants22530033%

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Horticultural trades1,0251,36533%

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Roundsmen/women and van salespersons14018532%

.

Typists23531032%

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Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers, couriers3,9505,21032%

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Social services managers11014532%

.

Traffic wardens11014532%

.

Artists1,1201,47532%

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Counter clerks73096032%

.

Packers, bottlers, canners, fillers23,31530,61031%

.

Medical and dental technicians16021031%

.

Train drivers8010531%

.

Collector salespersons and credit agents21027531%

.

Playgroup leaders/assistants1,1051,44030%

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Musical instrument makers and tuners506530%

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Weighers, graders, sorters15019530%

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Secondary education teaching professionals1,0851,41030%

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School mid-day assistants34044029%

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Textile process operatives39551029%

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Nurses73094029%

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Higher education teaching professionals53068028%

.

Leisure and theme park attendants48562028%

.

Labourers in process and plant operations n.e.c.42,94054,85528%

.

Social workers8201,04027%

.

Special needs education teaching professionals29537025%

.

Childminders and related occupations2,7153,38525%

.

Car park attendants49060523%

.

Market and street traders and assistants13016023%

.

Rail travel assistants18522522%

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Launderers, dry cleaners, pressers52562018%

.

Education officers, school inspectors8510018%

.

Houseparents and residential wardens20524017%

.

Healthcare practice managers9010517%

.

Tailors and dressmakers24028017%

.

Road sweepers60069015%

.

Chiropodists354014%

.

Musicians1,0851,22513%

.

Clergy859512%

.

Midwives60658%

.

Speech and language therapists60658%

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Shopkeepers and wholesale/retail dealers8859305%

.

Pharmacy managers20200%

.

Dental practitioners30300%

.

School crossing patrol attendants45450%

.

Medical practitioners170160-6%

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Senior officials in national government1,6701,505-10%

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TOTAL845,8951,455,61072%

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