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UK has almost 2.3m creative industries jobs - official data

updated
May 4, 2022
Published on:
May 4, 2022

The UK had an estimated 2.29m creative industries jobs in the year to September 2021, including 1.62m permanent roles, official statistics show. A further 663,000 creative industry jobs were self-employed.

The figures are the most recent update from the Economic Estimates series released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The next estimate is expected in July.

Overall, employment in the creative industries has not suffered during the pandemic as much as was initially feared.

The creative industries accounted for 6.9 per cent of all UK jobs in September. This is up from 5.8 per cent in 2015, since when the creative industries have added about 400,000 new UK jobs.

More DCMS statistics.

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