More and more people working on Christmas Day

According to a press release from the TUC, the number of people who work on 25th December has almost doubled in six years.

Basic data suggests:

In 1998, 72,013 people worked on Christmas Day, but by 2004 (the most recent year for which figures are available), 134,489 employees were in work on the most festive day of the year (an increase of 86 per cent).

In terms of gender:

Women are more likely be working on Christmas Day. In 2004, over 79,000 women were in work on 25 December compared to around 55,000 men.

A quick break down by general occupational group:

- 47,390 health employees (up from 30,226 in 1998)
- 12,000 employees in small shops and garages
- 12,000 who work in the UK's pubs, bars and restaurants


For more details see More people are working this Christmas than ever before says TUC.

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