Labor market in the UK

Statistics report about the labor market in the United Kingdom

Labor market in the UK

This report provides an in depth look at the Labor Market of the United Kingdom. There is an overview of employment, unemployment, as well as a closer look at other indicators such as wage growth and average hours. The last chapter compares key labor market indicators in other markets.

Table of contents

Employment

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  • Basic Statistic Number of people employed in the UK 1971-2024
  • Basic Statistic Employment rate in the UK 1971-2024
  • Basic Statistic Employment rate in the UK in 2023, by region
  • Basic Statistic Number of private sector employees in the UK 1999-2023
  • Premium Statistic Number of people employed in the private sector in the UK 2023, by sector
  • Basic Statistic Number of public sector employees in the UK 1999-2023
  • Basic Statistic Number of public sector employees UK 2023, by industry
  • Basic Statistic Number of jobs in the UK 1959-2023
  • Basic Statistic Number of job-to-job moves in the UK 2001-2023, by reason
  • Premium Statistic Percentage of businesses experiencing a worker shortage in the UK 2021-2023

Unemployment

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  • Basic Statistic Unemployment rate of the UK 1971-2024
  • Basic Statistic Number of people unemployed in the UK 1971-2024
  • Premium Statistic Unemployment rate in the UK 2023, by region
  • Basic Statistic Unemployment rate in the UK 1971-2023, by gender
  • Basic Statistic Unemployment rate in the UK 1992-2024, by age group
  • Basic Statistic Youth unemployment rate in the UK 1992-2024
  • Basic Statistic Number of job vacancies in the UK 2001-2024
  • Premium Statistic Number of redundancies in the UK 1995-2024

Labor force

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  • Basic Statistic Overall weekly hours worked in the UK 1971-2023
  • Basic Statistic Average weekly hours of work for full-time workers in the UK 1992-2024
  • Basic Statistic Number of full-time workers in the UK 1992-2024
  • Basic Statistic Number of part-time workers in the UK 1992-2024
  • Premium Statistic Number of temporary workers in the UK 1992-2024
  • Basic Statistic Number of self-employed workers in the UK 1992-2024
  • Basic Statistic Number of flexible working contract employees UK 2023, by type
  • Basic Statistic Number of days lost to sickness absence in the UK 1995-2022

Wages and earnings

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  • Basic Statistic Average annual earnings for full-time employees in the UK 1999-2023
  • Basic Statistic Average annual earnings for full-time employees in the UK 1999-2023, by gender
  • Basic Statistic Average annual earnings for full-time employees in the UK 2004-2023, by age group
  • Basic Statistic Average annual earnings for full-time employees in the UK 2023, by region
  • Basic Statistic Average annual earnings for part-time employees in the UK 1999-2023
  • Basic Statistic Average weekly earning growth in the UK 2001-2024
  • Basic Statistic Average weekly earning growth in the UK compared with inflation 2001-2024

International Comparisons

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  • Premium Statistic Number of employees worldwide 1991-2023
  • Basic Statistic Unemployment rate of G7 countries 2000-2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Employment-to-population ratio of G7 countries 2000-2022, by country
  • Basic Statistic Unemployment rate in the EU October 2023, by country
  • Basic Statistic Employment rate in Europe in 2023, by country
  • Premium Statistic Unemployment rate APAC 2022, by country

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