The number of people in work in the UK rose by 211,000 on quarter to a record 33.14 million in the three months to March of 2020, above market expectations of a 50,000 growth. Gains were driven by driven by women in employment (up by 369,000 on the year to a record high of 15.79 million), workers aged above 50 years (up by 313,000 to a record high of 10.76 million) and aged 25 to 34 years (up by 106,000 to a record high of 7.65 million), and full-time employees (up by 344,000 to a record high of 20.91 million).

Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 43.44 Thousand from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 311 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -279 Thousand in May of 2009. 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 May of 2020. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 55.00 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 110.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Change is projected to trend around 50.00 Thousand in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
211.00 172.00 311.00 -279.00 1971 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-18 09:30 AM Nov 180K 208K 145K 120K
2020-03-17 09:30 AM Dec 184K 180K 143K 150K
2020-04-21 06:00 AM Jan 172K 184K 102K 110K
2020-05-19 06:00 AM Feb 210K 172K 50K 51K
2020-06-16 06:00 AM Mar 211K 40K
2020-07-14 06:00 AM Apr 36K
2020-08-11 06:00 AM May 85K
2020-09-15 06:00 AM Jun 55K


News Stream
UK Employment Beats Forecasts
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 211,000 on quarter to a record 33.14 million in the three months to March of 2020, above market expectations of a 50,000 growth. Gains were driven by driven by women in employment (up by 369,000 on the year to a record high of 15.79 million), workers aged above 50 years (up by 313,000 to a record high of 10.76 million) and aged 25 to 34 years (up by 106,000 to a record high of 7.65 million), and full-time employees (up by 344,000 to a record high of 20.91 million).
2020-05-19
UK Employment Rises More than Expected
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 172,000 on quarter to a record 33.07 million in the three months to February of 2020, above market expectations of a 102,000 growth. Gains were driven by women in employment, workers aged 18 to 24 years and aged above 65 years, and full-time employees.
2020-04-21
UK Employment Rises More than Expected
The number of people in employment rose by 184,000 on quarter to 32.985 million in the three months to January 2020, above market expectations of a 143,000 growth. Gains were driven by record quarterly increases in full-time and female employment.
2020-03-17
UK Employment Rises More than Expected
The number of people in employment rose by 180,000 on quarter to 32.93 million in the last three months of 2019, above market expectations of a 145,000 growth. Full-time employment accounted for most of the growth while self-employment also rose strongly.
2020-02-18

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.