Number of workforce jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) from March 2016 to March 2018, by industry (in 1,000s)

Workforce jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016-2018, by industry This statistic shows the number of workforce jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) in the month of March during 2016, 2017 and 2018. Wholesale and retail trade consistently has the highest number of jobs during this period, followed by human health and social work activities.
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March 2016March 2017March 2018*
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 5,0224,9984,968
Human health & social work activities 4,2944,3594,432
Professional scientific & technical activities 3,0063,0513,050
Administrative & support service activities 2,9443,0003,019
Education 2,9562,9342,932
Manufacturing 2,6442,6482,694
Accommodation & food service activities2,2882,3972,418
Construction 2,2302,3072,290
Transport & storage 1,6901,7851,786
Public admin & defence; compulsory social security* 1,4861,4681,498
Information & communication 1,3981,4571,482
Financial & insurance activities 1,1211,1241,136
Arts, entertainment & recreation 9661,0081,012
Other service activities 927942976
Real estate activities 555580569
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 411450436
Water supply, sewerage, waste & remediation activities 201211215
Electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply 145141140
Mining & quarrying 656168
Private households 716761
March 2016March 2017March 2018*
Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 5,0224,9984,968
Human health & social work activities 4,2944,3594,432
Professional scientific & technical activities 3,0063,0513,050
Administrative & support service activities 2,9443,0003,019
Education 2,9562,9342,932
Manufacturing 2,6442,6482,694
Accommodation & food service activities2,2882,3972,418
Construction 2,2302,3072,290
Transport & storage 1,6901,7851,786
Public admin & defence; compulsory social security* 1,4861,4681,498
Information & communication 1,3981,4571,482
Financial & insurance activities 1,1211,1241,136
Arts, entertainment & recreation 9661,0081,012
Other service activities 927942976
Real estate activities 555580569
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 411450436
Water supply, sewerage, waste & remediation activities 201211215
Electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply 145141140
Mining & quarrying 656168
Private households 716761
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This statistic shows the number of workforce jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) in the month of March during 2016, 2017 and 2018. Wholesale and retail trade consistently has the highest number of jobs during this period, followed by human health and social work activities.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
March 2016 to March 2018
Supplementary notes
*March 2018 data is provisional
Information from the source: 'workforce jobs' measures the number of filled jobs in the economy. The estimates are mainly sourced from employer surveys. Workforce jobs is a different concept from employment, which is sourced from the Labour Force Survey, as employment is an estimate of people and some people have more than one job.
All figures are seasonally adjusted.

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