The number of people in work in the United Kingdom increased by 32,000 on the quarter to a record high of 32.75 million in the three months to April 2019, beating market expectations of a 10,000 gain. The increase in employment was driven by women whose numbers increased by 60,000 to a record high of 15.46 million, while the number of employed men fell by 27,000 to 17.29 million. If unpaid family workers and those on government-supported training programmes are excluded, people in employment can be categorised as employees or as self-employed. The number of self-employed workers increased by 74,000 to 4.91 million, as the number of self-employed men increased by 47,000 to 3.29 million and that of women increased by 28,000 to 1.62 million. The number of employees fell by 38,000 to 27.67 million, driven by the fall in the number of men, which reduced by 80,000 on the quarter to 13.92 million. The number of women increased by 42,000 to 13.75 million over the same period. Employed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 27055.54 Thousand from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 32746 Thousand in March of 2019 and a record low of 23630 Thousand in April of 1983.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32746.00 32697.00 32746.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1102.80 1079.60 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8597.00 8586.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24149.00 24110.00 24149.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 23.20 19.10 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.20 79.20 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.20 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.60 104.80 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.70 101.40 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 837.00 841.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 532.00 529.00 532.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.10 3.30 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 612.00 604.00 612.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 8.21 7.83 8.21 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.19 65.81 66.19 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.00 65.50 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.00 65.50 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1300.00 1230.00 1300.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 895.00 850.00 900.00 785.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 32.00 99.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Employed Persons

In the United Kingdom, employed persons are individuals with a minimum required age who work during a certain time for a business. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32746.00 32697.00 32746.00 23630.00 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Argentina 11793.00 Dec/18
Australia 12868.20 May/19
Brazil 92.37 Apr/19
Canada 19056.80 May/19
China 77586.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 159.53 Mar/19
France 28257.50 Mar/19
Germany 45108.00 Apr/19
India 29579.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23288.04 Apr/19
Japan 67020.00 Apr/19
Mexico 54152266.00 Mar/19
Netherlands 8924.00 Apr/19
Russia 71.40 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3715.80 Dec/18
South Africa 10151000.00 Dec/18
South Korea 27037.00 May/19
Spain 19471.10 Mar/19
Switzerland 5076.00 Mar/19
Turkey 27355.00 Feb/19
United Kingdom 32746.00 Mar/19
United States 156758.00 May/19


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