UK wholesale and retail: number of employees by business size 2019

This statistic illustrates employment levels in the wholesale and retail trade in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019 (in 1,000s). While approximately 2.6 million people worked for businesses employing over 500 people, roughly 373 thousand people worked for businesses which employed 5 to 9 employees.

Number of employees working in the wholesale and retail trade in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by business employment size (in 1,000s)*

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

*Includes Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
**Businesses with no employees can either be 'registered' for VAT or PAYE or are 'unregistered'.

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