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
Q3 / 2018
1.15
1.31%
4.41%
Nov / 2018
12.18
-0.36%
-1.69%
Q3 / 2018
1.11
7.80%
7.08%
Dec / 2018
12.84
1.80%
4.34%
Q3 / 2018
4.37
1.20%
1.36%
Q3 / 2018
4.89
0.61%
1.34%
Q2 / 2018
0.76
-1.36%
-0.52%
Q2 / 2018
0.13
3.56%
1.63%
Dec / 2018
4.34
0.14%
-0.07%
Q3 / 2018
4.88
2.48%
1.35%
Oct / 2018
0.81
0.93%
7.74%
Q4 / 2016
0.41
-0.48%
0.82%
Dec / 2018
93.00
0.41%
1.42%
Q4 / 2018
3.15
-1.76%
-0.59%
Jan / 2019
18.57
-1.07%
1.62%
Dec / 2018
8.47
1.59%
0.38%
Dec / 2018
22.95
1.10%
6.31%
Q3 / 2018
2.14
-1.01%
3.36%
Q3 / 2018
1.69
1.08%
0.36%
Q3 / 2018
0.41
1.35%
6.04%
Q3 / 2018
5.30
0.18%
0.79%
Dec / 2018
2.86
-0.87%
1.17%
Q2 / 2018
4.56
0.83%
4.25%
Q4 / 2018
7.73
-2.55%
0.24%
Q4 / 2018
0.68
1.31%
1.18%
Dec / 2018
2.55
0.79%
3.70%
Q3 / 2018
26.88
0.32%
0.96%
Dec / 2018
45.00
0.04%
1.70%
Nov / 2018
3.79
-1.74%
1.67%
Dec / 2018
3.87
-0.05%
0.27%
Dec / 2018
4.48
-0.12%
1.02%
Dec / 2018
0.20
-0.35%
2.79%
Q1 / 2018
23.05
-3.27%
3.01%
Q3 / 2018
2.27
0.81%
3.02%
Dec / 2018
3.96
1.33%
2.55%
Dec / 2018
23.08
-0.90%
1.50%
Q3 / 2018
1.22
-0.35%
1.07%
Dec / 2018
66.56
-0.88%
1.43%
Jan / 2019
8.70
-0.26%
1.44%
Dec / 2018
0.91
-0.78%
1.97%
Q4 / 2018
1.38
-0.26%
1.75%
Jan / 2019
0.46
-0.13%
3.07%
Dec / 2018
0.39
0.10%
3.19%
Q3 / 2018
0.76
0.58%
2.15%
Dec / 2018
14.99
0.40%
2.15%
Q3 / 2018
0.24
3.63%
6.77%
Q3 / 2018
0.54
-0.87%
-1.03%
Q4 / 2018
54.19
0.31%
2.51%
Q3 / 2018
1.38
2.52%
8.95%
Q3 / 2018
0.06
-0.29%
3.81%
Q4 / 2018
1.26
1.41%
-0.83%
Q3 / 2018
0.25
2.91%
3.09%
Q3 / 2017
10.45
-5.14%
-2.80%
Dec / 2018
8.87
0.43%
2.77%
Sep / 2018
0.09
2.81%
2.74%
Q4 / 2018
2.66
0.08%
2.30%
Q4 / 2016
69.60
0.19%
0.99%
Q4 / 2018
2.71
-0.18%
2.11%
Q4 / 2018
0.98
4.93%
-1.19%
Q3 / 2017
1.13
-0.87%
-0.65%
Q3 / 2018
41.33
1.65%
-0.53%
Q3 / 2018
16.62
0.31%
0.65%
Dec / 2018
4.81
-0.33%
1.52%
Dec / 2018
1.00
0.50%
1.94%
Q3 / 2018
2.12
6.39%
3.78%
Q3 / 2018
8.86
0.28%
0.08%
Dec / 2018
72.60
-0.68%
0.97%
Q3 / 2018
12.69
-2.54%
-7.78%
Q3 / 2018
2.93
1.12%
1.64%
Q3 / 2018
0.05
2.78%
5.00%
Dec / 2018
3.72
1.16%
1.27%
Q3 / 2018
2.58
0.90%
1.42%
Dec / 2018
0.89
1.06%
3.84%
Q4 / 2018
16.53
0.91%
2.21%
Jan / 2019
26.23
-3.17%
0.57%
Q4 / 2018
19.56
0.19%
2.98%
Jan / 2019
5.07
-1.63%
0.52%
Q4 / 2018
5.09
0.11%
0.84%
Dec / 2018
11.48
0.28%
0.63%
Dec / 2018
37.87
-0.23%
2.14%
Q4 / 2017
0.60
-0.93%
-1.97%
Q2 / 2018
3.49
0.57%
0.98%
Nov / 2018
28.31
-3.42%
0.09%
Jan / 2019
156.69
0.07%
0.95%
Q3 / 2018
16.66
0.77%
1.40%
Nov / 2018
32.60
0.51%
1.10%
Apr / 2016
13.09
0.57%
-0.65%
Q4 / 2018
54.58
0.48%
0.94%
Q2 / 2018
2.96
-6.23%
-4.60%
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