Part-time jobs pledge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3196
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many of the 20,000 part-time jobs you pledged to create in 2012 have been delivered to date and how many of the 7,500 part-time posts you pledged to create across the Greater London Authority have been delivered?

Answer

Answer for Part-time jobs pledge

Answer for Part-time jobs pledge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London's labour market is performing well and creating jobs. Figures from the ONS show that since June 2012, the number of jobs in London's economy has increased by 545,000 (to June 2015) with 194,000 of these being part-time jobs.

GLA group spending has created 175,000 jobs so far in the Mayoral term and it is currently forecast that at least 35,000 more jobs will be created in the remainder of the Mayoral term from the identified projects and programmes. This means that 210,000 jobs are forecast to be created over the Mayoral term. The GLA and functional bodies do not record the number of part-time jobs in their performance reporting criteria. Hence we cannot provide direct estimates of part-time jobs created by GLA programmes since 2012 - but given that 23 per cent of total employment in London is made up of part-time workers (using data from the ONS) gives an estimate of 40,000 part-time jobs created, far in excess of the target of 7,500.