Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom increased to 79 percent in September from 78.80 percent in August of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 76.62 percent from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 79 percent in February of 2018 and a record low of 74.10 percent in March of 1983.

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 80.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 80.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate is projected to trend around 81.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32476.00 32409.00 32476.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 992.60 970.70 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8508.00 8475.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23968.00 23934.00 23968.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.70 75.50 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 21.90 23.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.00 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.30 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.20 101.60 101.70 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.90 103.80 103.90 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 848.00 849.00 849.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 528.00 524.00 528.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.30 3.10 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 607.00 605.00 607.00 356.00 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 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 79.00 23.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - United Kingdom Labor Force Participation Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
79.00 78.80 79.00 74.10 1971 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/18
France 72.30 Sep/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Italy 65.80 Oct/18
Australia 65.60 Oct/18
Canada 65.40 Nov/18
Netherlands 64.20 Jun/18
South Korea 63.40 Nov/18
United States 62.90 Nov/18
Russia 62.80 Oct/18
Japan 62.00 Oct/18
Brazil 61.70 Sep/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.50 Aug/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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