Number of jobs in the United Kingdom in 2019 by industry

In 2019 there were approximately 4.9 million jobs in wholesale & retail trade in the United Kingdom, the most of any industry. In Human health and social work, there were almost 4.5 million jobs, making it the second most common industry in terms of employment.

Number of workforce jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019 by industry

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

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.

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