The number of people in work in the United Kingdom increased by 179,000 to a new record high of 32.72 million in the three months to February 2019, slightly below market expectations of a 180,000 gain. Year-on-year, employment rose by 457,000 due entirely to more people working full-time (up 473,000 on the year to reach 24.15 million). Part-time working showed a small fall of 15,000 on the year to reach 8.57 million. The UK employment rate was estimated at 76.1 percent, higher than for a year earlier (75.4 percent) and the joint-highest figure on record. Estimated employment rates for men and women aged between 16 and 64 years have been generally increasing since early 2012. For December 2018 to February 2019, the employment rate: for men was estimated at 80.5 percent; it has not been higher since December 1990 to February 1991; for women was estimated at 71.8 percent, the joint-highest since comparable records began in 1971. Employed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 27035.87 Thousand from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 32721 Thousand in January 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 3.90 3.90 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32721.00 32714.00 32721.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1066.20 1039.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8575.00 8596.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24146.00 24118.00 24146.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 28.30 26.70 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.30 79.30 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 11.00 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.70 101.40 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.60 104.80 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 852.00 854.00 863.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 529.00 530.00 530.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.50 3.50 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 607.00 609.00 609.00 356.00 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 32.00 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 179.00 222.00 311.00 -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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32721.00 32714.00 32721.00 23630.00 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Argentina 11793.00 Dec/18
Australia 12791.51 Mar/19
Brazil 92.13 Feb/19
Canada 18922.60 Mar/19
China 77586.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 158.90 Dec/18
France 28208.80 Dec/18
Germany 45041.00 Feb/19
India 29579.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23210.79 Feb/19
Japan 67140.00 Feb/19
Mexico 54194608.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 8916.00 Mar/19
Russia 71.50 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3715.80 Dec/18
South Africa 10151000.00 Dec/18
South Korea 27088.00 Mar/19
Spain 19564.60 Dec/18
Switzerland 5065.00 Dec/18
Turkey 27157.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom 32721.00 Jan/19
United States 156748.00 Mar/19


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