Number of employees in the financial services sector in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2001 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

UK financial sector: total financial services employment in the UK 2001-2017 This statistic shows the employment figures for the financial services sector in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2001 to 2017. In 2017, the total number of people employed in this sector in the UK amounted to over 1.13 million. This was a slight decrease compared to the state from before the global recession, when on the British market there were 1.2 million people were employed in all subsectors of financial services. These figures have decreased as a result of the crisis, to approximately 1.1 million in 2010, but since then they noted a a rocky few years fluctuating between nearly 1.15 and1.1 million employees. This trend for the total number of financial services sector employees in the United Kingdom can be seen in the context of a similar trend, displayed specifically just for London, as one of the leading centers of international finance. Overall the number of finance and insurance sector employees in London is forecasted to grow over the coming years.
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Number of employees in thousands
2001 1,192
2002 1,194
2003 1,180
2004 1,172
2005 1,154
2006 1,171
2007 1,185
2008 1,209
2009 1,128
2010 1,116
2011 1,120
2012 1,145
2013 1,116
2014 1,114
2015 1,111
2016 1,127
2017 1,134
Number of employees in thousands
2001 1,192
2002 1,194
2003 1,180
2004 1,172
2005 1,154
2006 1,171
2007 1,185
2008 1,209
2009 1,128
2010 1,116
2011 1,120
2012 1,145
2013 1,116
2014 1,114
2015 1,111
2016 1,127
2017 1,134
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This statistic shows the employment figures for the financial services sector in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2001 to 2017. In 2017, the total number of people employed in this sector in the UK amounted to over 1.13 million. This was a slight decrease compared to the state from before the global recession, when on the British market there were 1.2 million people were employed in all subsectors of financial services. These figures have decreased as a result of the crisis, to approximately 1.1 million in 2010, but since then they noted a a rocky few years fluctuating between nearly 1.15 and1.1 million employees. This trend for the total number of financial services sector employees in the United Kingdom can be seen in the context of a similar trend, displayed specifically just for London, as one of the leading centers of international finance. Overall the number of finance and insurance sector employees in London is forecasted to grow over the coming years.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2001 to 2017*
Supplementary notes
* Figures taken from the fourth quarter of each year.

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