Q. Over the last 12 months, has the business you work for cut back on staff, increased staff or have staffing levels stayed much the same?
|Cut back on staff||26%|
|Stayed much the same||57%|
Only asked to those in employment
For those currently employed, over half (57%) indicated that staffing levels have stayed much the same at their place of employment. 26% indicated that over the past 12 months, the business they work for has cut back on staff, 13% indicated that staffing levels have increased and 4% don’t know.
There were no significant differences in terms of public or private workplaces; however people employed in the public sector were slightly more likely than those in the private sector to indicate there has been a cut back on staff in their workplace (29% v 25%).