The number of people in work in the United Kingdom grew by 27 thousand in the three months to November, the same as in October and well above market forecasts of a 5 thousand increase. The number of both full-time and part-time employees rose in the denoted period, with full-time employment remaining above pre-pandemic levels. On self-employment, full-time self-employed declined, while part-time self-employed surged. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 39.72 Thousand from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 311.00 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -424.00 Thousand in May of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 30.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Change is projected to trend around 10.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Employment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-13 07:00 AM Sep 27K -52K -17K -20K
2023-01-17 07:00 AM Oct 27K 27K 5K 15K
2023-02-14 07:00 AM Nov 27K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 percent Nov 2022
Unemployed Persons 1562.30 1542.60 Thousand Dec 2022
Employed Persons 32781.00 32773.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Part Time Employment 8202.00 8173.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Full Time Employment 24578.00 24600.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Claimant Count Change 19.70 16.10 Thousand Dec 2022
Employment Rate 75.60 75.60 percent Oct 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.50 78.50 percent Oct 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.50 percent Oct 2022
Productivity 101.60 101.50 points Sep 2022
Labour Costs 111.50 110.60 points Jun 2022
Job Vacancies 1161.00 1186.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Wages 629.00 625.00 GBP/Week Nov 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 679.00 680.00 GBP/Week Nov 2022
Wage Growth 6.40 6.20 percent Nov 2022
Population 67.53 67.08 Million Dec 2021
Non Farm Payrolls 28.30 69.90 Thousand Dec 2022
Employment Change 27.00 27.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Average Weekly Hours 31.60 31.60 Hours Oct 2022

United Kingdom Employment Change
In the United Kingdom, employment change refers to the 3-month moving average compared to the previous period in the number of people in employment aged 16 and over.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
27.00 27.00 311.00 -424.00 1971 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
UK Employment Rises More Than Expected
The number of people in work in the United Kingdom grew by 27 thousand in the three months to November, the same as in October and well above market forecasts of a 5 thousand increase. The number of both full-time and part-time employees rose in the denoted period, with full-time employment remaining above pre-pandemic levels. On self-employment, full-time self-employed declined, while part-time self-employed surged.
2023-01-17
UK Employment Unexpectedly Rises
The number of people in work in the United Kingdom rose by 27 thousand in the three months to October, beating market estimates of a 17 thousand decline and following a 52 thousand drop in the previous month. Full-time employees increased in the latest three-month period, remaining above pre-pandemic levels, while part-time employees also rose after decreasing since the beginning of the year. On self-employment, part-time self-employed increased, while full-time self-employed remained low.
2022-12-13
UK Employment Falls for 2nd Time
The number of people in work in the UK dropped by 52K in the three months to September, more than twice the market forecast of a 25K drop and following a 109K decline in the previous month. The number of employees decreased, while self-employed workers rose.
2022-11-15