The number of people in work in the UK fell by 114,000 on quarter to 32.39 million in the three months to December of 2020, much more than forecasts of a 30 thousand fall. Still, it dropped by 541 thousand from a year earlier which is the largest annual decrease since May to July 2009 as the country was under another coronavirus lockdown during the month. The fall was mainly driven by men although there was also an annual decrease for women; only the second since January to March 2012. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 39.78 Thousand from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 311 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -334 Thousand in May of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be -84.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in the United Kingdom to stand at 50.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Change is projected to trend around 30.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-114.00 -88.00 311.00 -334.00 1971 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-10 07:00 AM Aug -164K -153K -148K -140K
2020-12-15 07:00 AM Sep -144K -164K -250K -200K
2021-01-26 07:00 AM Oct -88K -144K -100K -160K
2021-02-23 07:00 AM Nov -114K -88K -30K -40K
2021-03-23 07:00 AM Dec
2021-04-20 06:00 AM Jan
2021-05-18 06:00 AM Feb
2021-06-15 06:00 AM Mar


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British Employment Falls for 2nd Month
The number of people in work in the UK fell by 114,000 on quarter to 32.39 million in the three months to December of 2020, much more than forecasts of a 30 thousand fall. Still, it dropped by 541 thousand from a year earlier which is the largest annual decrease since May to July 2009 as the country was under another coronavirus lockdown during the month. The fall was mainly driven by men although there was also an annual decrease for women; only the second since January to March 2012.
2021-02-23
Employment in the UK Continues to Fall
The number of people in work in the UK fell by 88,000 on quarter to 32.5 million in the three months to November of 2020, lower than forecasts of a 100 thousand fall. Still, it dropped by 398 thousand from a year earlier which is the largest annual decrease since December 2009 to February 2010, as the country was under another coronavirus lockdown during the month.
2021-01-26
Employment in the UK Falls Less than Expected
The number of people in work in the UK fell by 144,000 on quarter to 32.52 million in the three months to October of 2020, lower than forecasts of a 250 thousand fall. Still, it dropped by 280 thousand from a year earlier which is the largest annual decrease since January to March 2010. It was mainly driven by men in employment, the self-employed and part-time workers, but was partly offset by an increase in full-time employees. Since February 2020, the number of payroll employees has fallen by 819,000; however, the larger falls were seen at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-12-15
UK Employment Shrinks for 5th Month
The number of people in work in the UK fell by 164,000 on quarter to 32.51 million in the three months to September of 2020, compared to forecasts of a 148 thousand fall. It marks the 5th straight decrease in employment, bringing the total to 675 thousand job losses since the coronavirus pandemic started although the government’s furlough scheme, under which it subsidizes wages, prevented further job cuts. The quarterly decrease was driven by men in employment, young people in employment, the self-employed and part-time workers, but was partly offset by an increase in full-time employees. Compared with a year earlier, employment fell by 247,000, the largest annual decrease since January to March 2010.
2020-11-10

United Kingdom Employment Change
In the United Kingdom, employment change refers to the 3-month moving average compared to the previous period in the number of people in employment aged 16 and over.