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. Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 42.46 Thousand from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 311 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -279 Thousand in May of 2009.

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 85.00 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 125.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Change is projected to trend around 50.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-19 09:20 AM Employment Change 222K 167K 120K 150K
2019-04-16 08:30 AM Employment Change 179K 222K 180K 144K
2019-05-14 08:30 AM Employment Change 99K 179K 135K 195K
2019-06-11 08:30 AM Employment Change 32K 99K 10K 100K
2019-07-16 08:30 AM Employment Change 32K 115K
2019-08-13 08:30 AM Employment Change 51K
2019-09-10 08:30 AM Employment Change 85K


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 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. This page provides - United Kingdom Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32.00 99.00 311.00 -279.00 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 42264.00 May/19
Canada 27.70 May/19
Euro Area 0.30 Mar/19
France 0.20 Mar/19
Germany 0.30 Mar/19
Italy 0.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 0.60 Mar/19
Singapore 14.70 Mar/19
Spain 0.70 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 32.00 Mar/19


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