United Kingdom: Employment

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 United Kingdom

Employment, million people

 Latest value 32.97
 Reference March 2024
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability February 1971 - March 2024
 Average 27.6
 Min - Max 23.63 - 33.33
 Source Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from February 1971 to March 2024. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 27.6 million employed people with a minimum of 23.63 million employed people in April 1983 and a maximum of 33.33 million employed people in March 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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United Kingdom - Employment - recent values

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United Kingdom - Employment - historical chart - 1971-2024
Measure: million employed people
Source: Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 34.67 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.73 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.17 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.52 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 12.01 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.34 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.61 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 58.26 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.58 2023 percent
 Self-employment 15.67 2022 percent
 Employment 33.20 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.00 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 215.41 9/2023 index points
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