The number of people in work in the United Kingdom rose by 79,000 to an all-time high of 32.48 million in the three months to October 2018 from 32.40 in the May to July period. The number of employed men increased by 70,000 on the quarter to a record high of 17.24 million in the three months to October, and the number of employed women went up by 9,000 on the quarter to 15.24 million. The employment rates for both men and women increased by 0.2 percentage points to 80.3 percent and 71.2 percent respectively. The people in employment can be categorised as employees or self-employed workers. This categorisation reveals that the number of employees increased by 115,000 to reach a record high of 27.54 million, while the number of self-employed workers decreased by 29,000 to 4.77 million. Employed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 26996.67 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32476 Thousand in September of 2018 and a record low of 23630 Thousand in April of 1983.

Employed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 32510.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in the United Kingdom to stand at 32710.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employed Persons is projected to trend around 33700.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32476.00 32409.00 32476.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 992.60 970.70 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8508.00 8475.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23968.00 23934.00 23968.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.70 75.50 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 21.90 23.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.00 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.30 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.20 101.60 101.70 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.90 103.80 103.90 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 848.00 849.00 849.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 528.00 524.00 528.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.30 3.10 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 607.00 605.00 607.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.83 7.50 7.83 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.19 65.81 66.19 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 64.17 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 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 79.00 23.00 307.00 -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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32476.00 32409.00 32476.00 23630.00 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 11642.00 Jun/18
Australia 12671.54 Oct/18
Brazil 92.90 Oct/18
Canada 18799.10 Nov/18
China 77640.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 158.29 Sep/18
France 28184.20 Sep/18
Germany 44852.00 Oct/18
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23254.79 Oct/18
Japan 66880.00 Oct/18
Mexico 54027997.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 8836.00 Oct/18
Russia 72.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3669.50 Dec/17
South Africa 9733000.00 Sep/18
South Korea 26966.00 Nov/18
Spain 19528.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 5046.00 Jun/18
Turkey 29318.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 32476.00 Sep/18
United States 156795.00 Nov/18


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