Labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, fell by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, following a revised 0.6 percent decline in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. During the same period, output per worker dropped by 0.5 percent, compared to the 0.2 percent increase seen in the first quarter. Year-on-year, labour productivity in the UK, as measured by output per hour, declined by 0.6 percent, the fourth consecutive quarter of decrease. Productivity in the United Kingdom averaged 75.86 Index Points from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 101.80 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a record low of 43.10 Index Points in the first quarter of 1971.

Productivity in the United Kingdom is expected to be 103.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Productivity in the United Kingdom to stand at 105.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Productivity is projected to trend around 108.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-05 08:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Final Q4 0.3% -0.2% 0.2%
2019-05-14 08:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Prel Q1 -0.6% 0.3% -0.2%
2019-07-05 08:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Final Q1 -0.5% 0.3% -0.6%
2019-08-13 08:30 AM Labour Productivity QoQ Prel Q2 -0.2% -0.6% -0.2%


United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32811.00 32749.00 32811.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1163.40 1135.50 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8704.00 8661.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24107.00 24088.00 24149.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.00 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 28.00 31.40 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.30 79.10 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.30 11.00 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 100.90 101.10 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 105.60 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 820.00 824.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 538.00 536.00 538.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.70 3.50 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 612.00 613.00 615.00 356.00 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 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 32.10 32.10 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 115.00 28.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Productivity

In the United Kingdom, Productivity is the real value of output produced by a unit of labor during a certain time. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Productivity - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Productivity - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
100.90 101.10 101.80 43.10 1971 - 2019 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2015=100




Country Last Previous
Australia 99.90 Mar/19
Brazil 101.89 Jun/19
Canada 105.97 Mar/19
Euro Area 105.20 Jun/19
France 103.70 Mar/19
Germany 98.20 Jun/19
Japan 103.30 May/19
Mexico 93.10 May/19
Netherlands 104.80 Jun/19
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 99.50 Jun/19
South Korea 108.00 Mar/19
Spain 105.90 Jun/19
Switzerland 102.54 Mar/19
United Kingdom 100.90 Jun/19
United States 107.55 Jun/19


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