Employment by country: the latest data

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Employment is the number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed. The table shows the latest available numbers as well as the three-month and twelve month percent change.

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

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12 months
Q1 / 2019
1.13
-0.68%
-0.04%
Mar / 2019
12.08
-0.70%
-2.17%
Q4 / 2018
1.03
-6.96%
2.74%
May / 2019
12.94
1.01%
2.89%
Q1 / 2019
4.30
-1.02%
1.17%
Q4 / 2018
4.88
-0.14%
1.19%
Q2 / 2018
0.76
-1.36%
-0.52%
Q2 / 2018
0.13
3.56%
1.63%
Apr / 2019
4.34
0.18%
0.09%
Q1 / 2019
4.79
0.13%
1.50%
Oct / 2018
0.81
0.93%
7.85%
Q4 / 2016
0.41
-0.48%
0.82%
Apr / 2019
92.37
-0.20%
1.80%
Q1 / 2019
3.15
-0.03%
1.56%
May / 2019
19.24
3.09%
2.41%
Apr / 2019
8.50
0.18%
1.35%
Apr / 2019
21.90
1.14%
-3.42%
Q4 / 2018
2.17
1.27%
8.50%
Q4 / 2018
1.64
-2.66%
0.31%
Q4 / 2018
0.41
-0.08%
6.05%
Q4 / 2018
5.33
0.47%
1.21%
Apr / 2019
2.87
0.35%
0.67%
Q3 / 2018
4.58
0.52%
3.39%
Q1 / 2019
7.79
0.72%
-0.20%
Q1 / 2019
0.66
-2.00%
1.74%
Q1 / 2019
158.04
-0.58%
1.25%
Apr / 2019
2.52
0.88%
1.16%
Q1 / 2019
26.57
-0.75%
0.20%
Apr / 2019
45.04
0.70%
1.10%
Mar / 2019
3.85
0.40%
2.06%
Apr / 2019
3.87
-0.20%
-0.04%
Apr / 2019
4.49
0.24%
1.05%
Apr / 2019
0.20
0.74%
5.35%
Q4 / 2018
23.92
-0.14%
0.40%
Q1 / 2019
2.30
0.90%
3.66%
Apr / 2019
3.97
0.33%
2.24%
Apr / 2019
23.37
2.05%
0.35%
Q4 / 2018
1.23
1.11%
2.30%
Apr / 2019
67.08
1.21%
0.55%
May / 2019
8.76
0.31%
1.33%
Apr / 2019
0.91
0.43%
0.32%
Q1 / 2019
1.37
-0.15%
2.00%
Apr / 2019
0.46
1.54%
3.70%
Apr / 2019
0.39
-1.58%
1.00%
Q1 / 2019
0.79
2.28%
5.27%
Apr / 2019
15.09
0.65%
1.94%
Q4 / 2018
0.24
-0.05%
5.40%
Q4 / 2018
0.55
3.06%
0.95%
Q1 / 2019
54.15
-0.08%
2.41%
Q4 / 2018
1.16
-15.52%
-0.54%
Q1 / 2019
0.06
-0.59%
3.06%
Q4 / 2018
1.26
1.41%
-0.83%
Q4 / 2018
0.24
-4.00%
7.38%
Q3 / 2017
10.45
-5.14%
-2.80%
Apr / 2019
8.90
0.64%
2.30%
Sep / 2018
0.09
2.81%
0.17%
Q1 / 2019
2.66
-0.23%
1.53%
Q4 / 2016
69.60
0.19%
0.99%
Q1 / 2019
2.69
-0.59%
1.20%
Q4 / 2018
0.98
4.93%
-1.19%
Q3 / 2017
1.13
-0.87%
-0.65%
Q1 / 2019
42.24
2.11%
3.29%
Q1 / 2019
16.27
-0.82%
-0.43%
Apr / 2019
4.82
0.30%
0.66%
Apr / 2019
0.99
1.12%
0.92%
Q4 / 2018
2.09
-1.50%
1.80%
Q4 / 2018
8.59
-3.04%
0.54%
Apr / 2019
71.40
0.28%
-1.24%
Q4 / 2018
12.69
1.18%
-8.33%
Q1 / 2019
2.81
-0.24%
4.55%
Q4 / 2018
0.05
0.57%
5.16%
Mar / 2019
3.73
1.36%
1.64%
Q1 / 2019
2.59
-0.03%
1.80%
Mar / 2019
0.89
0.32%
3.11%
Q1 / 2019
16.29
-1.44%
-0.53%
May / 2019
27.32
3.70%
0.95%
Q1 / 2019
19.47
-0.48%
3.16%
Apr / 2019
5.14
1.40%
1.84%
Q1 / 2019
5.05
-0.77%
0.82%
Apr / 2019
11.48
-0.04%
0.65%
Apr / 2019
37.34
-0.42%
0.15%
Q4 / 2017
0.60
-0.93%
-1.97%
Q1 / 2019
3.52
0.36%
1.39%
Feb / 2019
27.36
-3.39%
-2.88%
May / 2019
156.76
-0.12%
0.78%
Q4 / 2018
16.22
-2.65%
1.65%
Mar / 2019
32.75
0.10%
1.10%
Apr / 2016
13.09
0.57%
-1.69%
Q1 / 2019
54.30
-0.52%
0.57%
Q2 / 2018
2.96
-6.23%
-4.60%
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