Employment in the United Kingdom increased by 24 thousand in the three months to October 2019, following a 58 thousand loss in the three months to September, which was the biggest decrease since the three months to May 2015. The rise in employment was driven by a quarterly increase for men (up 54,000) and full-time employees (up 50,000 to a record high of 20.71 million), but partly offset by a 30,000 decrease for women and a 61,000 decrease for part-time employees. Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 42.17 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. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 150.00 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 51.00 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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United Kingdom Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.00 -58.00 311.00 -279.00 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-10 08:30 AM Jun 31K 115K 53K 85K
2019-10-15 08:30 AM Jul -56K 31K 23K 19K
2019-11-12 09:30 AM Aug -58K -56K -94K -60K
2019-12-17 09:30 AM Sep 24K -58K -10K 15K
2020-01-21 09:30 AM Oct 24K 115K 95K


News Stream
2019-05-14
UK Employment Growth Remains Solid
The number of people in work in the United Kingdom increased by 99,000 to a near record high of 32.70 million in the first quarter of 2019, missing market expectations of a 135,000 gain. On an annual basis, employment grew 354,000, due entirely to more people working full-time (up 372,000 on the year to reach 24.11 million). Part-time working showed a small fall of 18,000 on the year to reach 8.59 million. Estimated employment rates for men and women aged between 16 and 64 years have been generally increasing since early 2012. For January to March 2019, the estimated employment rate: for all people was 76.1 percent, the joint-highest since comparable records began in 1971; for men was 80.3 percent; slightly higher than for a year earlier (80 percent); for women was 71.8 percent, the joint-highest since comparable records began in 1971.

2019-04-16
UK Employment Growth Remains Solid
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.

2019-02-19
UK Employment Hits Record High
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 167,000 to an all time high of 32.60 million in the three months to December 2018, above market expectations of a 140,000 gain. The number of employed men increased by 89,000 to 17.29 million and the number of employed women advanced by 78,000 to 15.31 million. For the latest time period, October to December 2018, the employment rate for all people aged from 16 to 64 years was 75.8 percent, the joint-highest since comparable estimates began in 1971. The people in employment can be categorised as employees or self-employed workers. This categorisation reveals that the number of employees went up by 415,000 to 27.59 million and the number of self-employed workers advanced by 63,000 to 4.84 million.

2019-01-22
UK Employment Hits Record High
The number of people in work in the UK increased by 141,000 on the quarter to an all time high of 32.54 million in the three months to November 2018, above market expectations of a 85,000 gain. The number of employed men rose by 118,000 to a record high of 17.28 million and the number of employed women went up by 23,000 on the quarter to 15.26 million. The employment rates for both men and women advanced 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 292,000 to 27.53 million and the number of self-employed workers went up by 81,000 to 4.85 million.


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.

United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32801.00 32753.00 32811.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1240.20 1218.00 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8564.00 8540.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24238.00 24213.00 24238.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.20 76.00 76.20 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 28.80 26.40 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.20 79.20 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.70 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.40 108.90 109.40 20.90 points [+]
Productivity 101.30 100.90 101.60 42.40 points [+]
Job Vacancies 794.00 800.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 542.00 542.00 542.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 620.00 617.00 620.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.70 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
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 High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.10 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 24.00 -58.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]