Thursday, 26 September 2019

Latest ONS Stats on UK Employees by Industry Published

The Office for National Statistics released data today on numbers of Britain's employees by industry last year.


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Anyone considering retraining or looking for a new career might find the information useful. Basically, STEM fields good, arts & media bad.

Employees in the UK by industry: 2018

  • Between 2017 and 2018, the largest increase in employee estimates by industry has been in the professional, scientific and technical industry (up 82,100, or 3.3%), followed by the wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (up 52,000, or 1.1%).
     
  • Between 2017 and 2018, the largest decrease in employee estimates by industry has been in the information and communication industry (down 21,200, or 1.6%).
     
  • In 2018, the two industries with the largest share of the UK’s employees were: wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles (15.2%); followed by human health and social work activities (13.2%).

Read the full ONS release here ...