Employment: data on employment in the UK.Jump to full report >>
31.77 million people were in employment in May-July 2016, up 174,000 from the previous quarter and up 559,000 from the previous year. The employment rate (the proportion of the population aged 16-64 in work) was 74.5%, up 1.0% points on the previous year and the highest rate since comparable records began in 1971.
Female employment increased by 125,000 over the past quarter to 14.85 million. The employment rate for women aged 16-64 was 69.8%.
16.92 million men were in work in May-July 2016, 49,000 higher than the previous quarter. The employment rate for men aged 16-64 was 79.4%.
4.76 million people were self-employed, 59,000 higher than in the previous quarter. There was also an increase in the number of people working as employees, up 128,000 to 26.82 million.
23.25 million people were working full-time in May-July 2016, up 157,000 from the previous quarter and 434,000 higher than a year earlier. There were 8.51 million people working part-time, up 17,000 from the previous quarter and 126,000 higher than a year earlier.
1.66 million people were employed on a temporary basis, up 26,000 from the previous quarter but down 18,000 from the year before.