Number of public sector employees UK 2020, by industry

The National Health Service (NHS) had over 1.77 million employees as of September 2020, making it the largest public sector employer in the United Kingdom. In the same year, almost 1.5 million people worked in education, which was the second largest industry in terms of public sector employees.

Number of public sector employees in the United Kingdom as of 3rd quarter 2020, by industry

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Release date

December 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

Q3 2020

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