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31.95 million people were in employment in February - April 2017, up 109,000 from the previous quarter and 372,000 from the previous year. The employment rate (the proportion of the population aged 16-64 in work) was 74.8%, up 0.6% points on the previous year.
Female employment increased by 71,000 over the last quarter to 14.98 million. The employment rate for women aged 16-64 was 70.2%
16.97 million men were in work in February - April 2017, 38,000 higher than the previous quarter. The employment rate for men aged 16-64 was 79.5%.
4.80 million people were self-employed, up slightly on the previous quarter. The number of people working as employees was up by 127,000 from the previous quarter at 26.95 million.
23.50 million people were working full-time in February - April 2017, up 162,000 from the previous quarter and 427,000 higher than a year earlier. There were 8.45 million people working part-time, down 53,000 from the previous quarter and down 55,000 from a year earlier.
1.59 million people were employed on a temporary basis, down 17,000 from the previous quarter and down 47,000 from the previous year.