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The number of people working in education in the South West's dropped 3.2% in the last few months.
New official figures show cutbacks are starting to affect our teachers & classroom assistants.
Unions have been predicting major job losses in the public sector for some time, but the number of people working in the NHS here's actually increased recently. Despite that, the TUC say any changes made by the new government won't really start showing through for some months yet, especially until we hear the outcome of October's budget review.
Public sector cuts remain a big concern for Devon though, with our hospitals, schools, councils, universities, military bases and institutions like the Met Office some of the county's biggest employers. In parts of Plymouth 70% of the population's employed in the public sector. In Exeter it's around 50%.