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32.59 million people were in employment in June-August 2020. Employment was down 153,000 from the previous quarter and down 102,000 from the year before.

The employment rate (the proportion of the population aged 16-64 in work) was 75.6%, down from 75.9% a year previously.

15.55 million women were in work, down 38,000 from the previous quarter but up 111,000 from a year ago. The female employment rate was 72.1%. Increases in the rate over recent years are partly due to changes to the State Pension age for women.

17.04 million men were in work, down 115,000 from the previous quarter and down 213,000 from a year ago. The male employment rate was 79.1%.

The total number of people working full-time in June-August 2020 increased by 49,000 from the previous quarter and increased by 230,000 from the year before.

Part-time employment decreased by 202,000 from the previous quarter and decreased by 332,000 from the year before to 8.20 million.

The number of people in self-employment was down 240,000 from the previous quarter and down by 374,000 from the year before to 4.56 million. 27.90 million people were working as employees, up 92,000 from the last quarter and up 320,000 over the last year.


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