United Kingdom: Labor force

(measure: million people; Source: The World Bank)
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United Kingdom: Labor force, million people, 1990 - 2020:

For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2020. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 30.96 million people with a minimum of 28.42 million people in 1995 and a maximum of 34.74 million people in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 34.74 million people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 181 countries is 19.49 million people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.
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