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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Your Reference:  
e-mail: freedom-of-information-
Our Ref: FoI 1650 
Our Ref: FOI 1609 
Date: 30 April 2015 
Dear Trudy Baddams, 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FoI) request received on 17th 
April, 2015. You asked:  
Of the 2 million jobs this government has created since 2010? 
How many are zero hours? 
How many are part time hours? 
How many are apprenticeships? 

How many traineeships? 
How many full time hours? 
According to the figures from the Office for National Statistics, the 
employment level in the 3 months to April 2010 was 29.048 million. This had 
risen to 31.049 million in the 3 months to February 2015, an increase of just 
over 2 million.  
Of the 2 million increase in employment since 2010, 1.467 million (or 73%) 
have been in full-time employment and 534,000 (or 27%) have been in part-
time employment. 
There is currently no reliable information available on the change in the 
number of zero hours contracts since 2010. The Office for National Statistics 
(ONS) produces two measures of zero hours contracts. The first, a survey of 
businesses that has been conducted since April 2014, measures the number 
of contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours. The second 
measure comes from the Labour Force Survey in which those in employment 
are asked about their working arrangements, including the type of contract 
they are on. Whilst the most recent figures (October to December 2014) from 
the Labour Force Survey show the number of those estimated to be on zero 
hours contracts is higher than previous estimates, the ONS has stated that “it 
is not possible to say how much of this increase is due to greater recognition 
of the term “zero-hours contracts” rather than new contracts”. 
Further details of the ONS data on zero-hours contracts can be found at the 
following address:
The Department for Work and Pensions does not hold information on 
apprenticeships and traineeships and there are no reliable data sources 
available that give the number of apprenticeships and traineeships in 
comparable terms to the 2 million rise in employment since 2010. The 
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), under whose jurisdiction 
apprenticeships and traineeships falls, does however hold administrative data 
on these two areas. The most up to date statistics can be found at the 
following address:
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the 
reference number above.   
Yours sincerely,  
DWP Strategy FoI Team 
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