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Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Employment: data on employment in the UK.

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32.07 million people were in employment in April - June 2017, up 125,000 from the previous quarter and 338,000 from the previous year. The employment rate (the proportion of the population aged 16-64 in work) was 75.1%, up 0.7% points on the previous year.


Female employment increased by 70,000 over the last quarter to 15.05 million. The employment rate for women aged 16-64 was 70.5%

17.02 million men were in work in April - June 2017, 55,000 higher than the previous quarter. The employment rate for men aged 16-64 was 79.8%.


Types of Employment

4.81 million people were self-employed, up slightly on the previous quarter. The number of people working as employees was up 134,000 on the previous quarter at 27.10 million.

23.58 million people were working full-time in April - June 2017, up 91,000 from the previous quarter and 380,000 higher than a year earlier. There were 8.49 million people working part-time, up 34,000 from the previous quarter but down 43,000 from a year earlier.

1.58 million people were employed on a temporary basis, unchanged from the previous quarter and down 81,000 from the previous year.


Commons Briefing papers SN02796

Author: Jennifer Brown

Topics: Economic situation, Employment

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