United Kingdom Employment Change  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of people in work in the United Kingdom fell by 5,000 to 32.39 million in the three months to August of 2018, compared to market expectations of an 11 thousand rise. It is the first decrease in employment since the period August to October 2017. The number of men in employment increased by 19,000 to 17.16 million while the number of women in employment decreased by 24,000 to 15.24 million. Year-on-year, employment rose by 289,000, entirely due to more people in full-time employment (338,000). Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 41.32 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 307 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -279 Thousand in May of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-14 08:30 AM Employment Change 42K 137K 100K 108K
2018-09-11 08:30 AM Employment Change 3K 42K 28K 91K
2018-10-16 08:30 AM Employment Change -5K 3K 20K 79K
2018-11-13 09:30 AM Employment Change -5K -36K
2018-12-11 09:30 AM Employment Change -64K


United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32394.00 32397.00 32399.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 942.90 924.30 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8499.00 8538.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23895.00 23859.00 23895.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.50 75.50 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 18.50 14.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.80 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.60 101.10 101.70 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.90 103.80 103.90 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 832.00 833.00 833.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 523.00 520.00 523.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.70 2.60 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 602.00 603.00 603.00 356.00 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 1280.00 1220.00 1280.00 1170.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 970.00 920.00 970.00 840.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1330.00 1280.00 1330.00 1220.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2210.00 2110.00 2210.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.10 31.90 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change -5.00 3.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Employment Change

In the United Kingdom, employment change refers to the monthly change 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.00 3.00 307.00 -279.00 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 5600.00 Sep/18
Canada 63.30 Sep/18
Euro Area 0.40 Jun/18
France 0.10 Jun/18
Germany 0.20 Jun/18
Italy 0.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/18
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom -5.00 Jul/18


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