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Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016

Employment: data on employment in the UK.

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31.75 million people were in employment in April-June 2016, up 172,000 from the previous quarter and up 606,000 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.

Gender

Female employment increased by 116,000 over the past quarter to 14.83 million. The employment rate for women aged 16-64 was 69.6%.

16.92 million men were in work in April-June 2016, 56,000 higher than the previous quarter. The employment rate for men aged 16-64 was 79.4%.

Types of Employment

4.79 million people were self-employed, 94,000 higher than in the previous quarter. There was a smaller increase in the number of people working as employees, up 73,000 to 26.76 million.

23.22 million people were working full-time in April-June 2016, up 101,000 from the previous quarter and 374,000 higher than a year earlier. There were 8.53 million people working part-time, up 71,000 from the previous quarter and 231,000 higher than a year earlier.

1.67 million people were employed on a temporary basis, up 20,000 from the previous quarter and up 21,000 from the year before.

 

 

Commons Briefing papers SN02796

Author: Feargal McGuinness

Topics: Economic situation, Employment

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