Scottish Agricultural Census - provisional results: June 2020

Provisional results from the 2020 June Agricultural Census on land use, crop areas, livestock and the number of people working on agricultural holdings.

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Small decline in full-time and seasonal jobs

A chart showing the number of full-time, part-time and seasonal staff in 2020 and 2019.

Agricultural employees: 28,800

In June 2020, there were 28,800 regular and seasonal employees working in agriculture. This is a decline of two per cent compared to June 2019.

This is due to a decline in regular full-time staff and seasonal labour. The number of regular full-time workers fell by two per cent, from 13,100 to 12,800. The number of seasonal labourers decreased by four per cent. The number of regular part-time workers increased by two per cent. It is possible that some staff who were previously working full-time are now working part-time.



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