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In February 2024, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reintroduced Labour Force Survey (LFS) data, which also includes a population reweighting. The ONS have said these estimates should be treated with additional caution.

32.98 million people were in employment in December 2023 to February 2024. Employment was down 156,000 from the previous quarter and down 195,000 from the year before.

The employment rate (the proportion of the population aged 16-64 in work) was 74.5%, down from 75.2% a year previously. It was 71.6% for women, down from 71.9%; and for men was 77.5%, down from 78.7%.

In December 2023 to February 2024, 24.76 million people were working full-time while 8.22 million were working part-time. 4.27 million were self-employed and 28.59 million were working as employees.


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