The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom increased to 1016.30 Thousand in December of 2018 from 992.60 Thousand in November of 2018. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1522.90 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 1011.00 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 1100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1100.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.10 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32535.00 32476.00 32535.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1016.30 992.60 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8514.00 8508.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24021.00 23968.00 24021.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.80 75.70 75.80 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 20.80 24.80 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.00 79.00 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.40 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.40 101.80 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 104.80 103.90 104.80 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 853.00 851.00 853.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 527.00 528.00 528.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.30 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 603.00 605.00 605.00 356.00 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 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 32.00 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 141.00 79.00 307.00 -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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1016.30 992.60 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1168.00 Sep/18
Australia 666.71 Dec/18
Brazil 12.20 Dec/18
Canada 1162.00 Jan/19
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 12829.00 Dec/18
France 3419.20 Dec/18
Germany 2405.59 Jan/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2682.42 Dec/18
Japan 1670.00 Dec/18
Mexico 1828591.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 329.00 Dec/18
Russia 3.70 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6100.00 Dec/18
South Korea 1225.00 Jan/19
Spain 3189.70 Jan/19
Switzerland 123962.00 Jan/19
Turkey 3981.00 Nov/18
United Kingdom 1016.30 Dec/18
United States 6535.00 Jan/19


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