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Latest research by the CIPD has revealed that almost half of employees are fearful of the future after the UK voted to leave the EU, with the proportion rising in the public sector.
Researchers found that while 44% overall said they were "pessimistic about the future", this figure increases to 61% in the public sector and to 58% in the voluntary sector.
When questioned about job security, again it seems that public-sector workers are most concerned, with 33% saying the Brexit vote had made them feel less secure. This compared to 22% across the whole sample; only 3% of employees said they felt more secure.
Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the CIPD, said: "This survey shows that Brexit has proven to be a seismic event in people’s working lives and reveals that there is significant level of pessimism in the immediate aftermath of the vote.
"This is especially prevalent amongst public and voluntary-sector workers who are already showing signs of feeling less secure in their roles and expect the economic consequences of Brexit to adversely affect their jobs."
The Brexit vote seems to have also particularly worried young people, with 63% of them being concerned about their future prospects.
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