Thursday, 18 March 2010

Employment statistics for Nov 09 to Jan 09 incl

We have some quarterly stats from the ONS.

By the end of the quarter the UK workforce consisted of...

Employed: 28.86 million people
Unemployed (but looking for work): 2.45 million
Economically inactive: 8.16 million

The total workforce is therefore around 40 million people. The remaining 20-odd million are either too old or too young to work.

Of the 28m employed people 7m are working for the government, so they're not wealth-producing as such.

So that's 22m workers supporting a population of over 60m

ONS news release


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