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Confidence in public sector jobs falls

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More than a quarter of public sector workers believe that they could lose their job, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The organisation’s quarterly ‘Employee Outlook’ survey shows that 26% believe they are likely or very likely to soon be unemployed, while in the private sector workers just 18% feel similarly concerned.

It is the first time that public sector staff have been more pessimistic about their prospects since the recession began, according to the survey’s compilers.

The research also shows that 40% of public sector staff believe their employer will be making redundancies, compared to just 10% of staff members in the private sector, and they are also more pessimistic about the chances of getting a job anywhere else.

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