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Department for Work and Pensions: Lost Working Days

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 156462, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of working days lost (AWDL) was for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

Answered on

25 February 2021

The Department only holds information relating to its own staff. Average working days lost figures are calculated on rolling year to date basis, therefore the following data relate to the year to 31 December.

Female

Male

Dec-19

8.91

6.89

Dec-20

6.24

4.88

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