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ONS: 23,000 construction jobs lost in Q409

Around 23,000 jobs were lost in the UK construction industry in the last three months of 2009, official figures have revealed.

The construction and agriculture industry was the second-hardest hit industry sector for job losses after services, according to the Office for National Statistics figures, showing unemployment breaking through 2.5 million — the highest level since December 1994.

Employment in the construction industry fell 1.1 per cent from the previous quarter, down 9.2 per cent from the same period a year earlier, the ONS said.

The number of construction jobs in the public sector was unchanged from the previous quarter at 51,000, but down 7.3 per cent from a year earlier.