The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom increased to 992.60 Thousand in November of 2018 from 970.70 Thousand in October of 2018. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1523.78 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3090 Thousand in July of 1986 and a record low of 422.60 Thousand in December of 1973.

Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 942.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom to stand at 964.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1015.00 Thousand 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 Unemployed Persons

The number of unemployed persons refers to the claimant count which is a full count of the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) each month. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
992.60 970.70 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1239.00 Jun/18
Australia 672.05 Oct/18
Brazil 12.35 Oct/18
Canada 1124.80 Nov/18
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 13080.00 Oct/18
France 3425.90 Oct/18
Germany 2186.11 Nov/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2746.18 Oct/18
Japan 1680.00 Oct/18
Mexico 1934278.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 337.00 Oct/18
Russia 3.61 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6209.39 Sep/18
South Korea 1064.00 Nov/18
Spain 3196.95 Nov/18
Switzerland 110474.00 Nov/18
Turkey 3749.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 992.60 Nov/18
United States 5975.00 Nov/18


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