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Number of night shift workers in UK up by 260,000

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The number of people regularly working nights has increased by 260,000 in the past five years, according to new analysis.

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Britain's late-night workforce has almost reached 3.2 million after a 9 per cent rise, said the TUC.

One in eight people now work nights, rising to one in six for black workers.

Three out of five night workers are male, the study found.

The North West and Yorkshire have the highest rates of night working, with one in nine workers on night duty.

Night working is most common in sectors such as security, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare.

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