14 December 2022

Research from Electrician Courses 4 U (EC4U) found that footwear and leather trades in the UK are one of the top 15 in decline, reports ILM.



Looking through 15 years of information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), EC4U found that footwear and leather working trades fell by 61.9% over the past 15 years.

In 2006, the number of workers in this category was 12,600 in the UK and had fallen to 4,800 in 2021.

Meanwhile, agricultural and fishing trades are one of the top 15 on the rise, increasing from 21,500 in 2006 to 24,500 in 2021, while farmers jumped from 89,700 in 2006 to 101,600 in 2021.

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