The number of people in work in the UK rose by 167,000 to an all time high of 32.60 million between July to September 2018 and October to December 2018 and above market expectations of a 140,000 gain. The number of employed men increased by 89,000 to 17.29 million and the number of employed women advanced by 78,000 to 15.31 million. Employed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 27016.07 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32597 Thousand in November of 2018 and a record low of 23630 Thousand in April of 1983.

Employed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 32580.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in the United Kingdom to stand at 32850.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employed Persons is projected to trend around 34200.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32597.00 32535.00 32597.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1010.70 996.50 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8562.00 8514.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24035.00 24021.00 24035.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.80 75.80 75.80 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 14.20 20.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.10 79.00 79.10 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 101.60 101.40 101.90 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 104.80 103.90 104.80 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 870.00 855.00 870.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 527.00 527.00 527.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.40 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 607.00 605.00 607.00 356.00 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 167.00 141.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Employed Persons

In the United Kingdom, employed persons are individuals with a minimum required age who work during a certain time for a business. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32597.00 32535.00 32597.00 23630.00 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 11822.00 Sep/18
Australia 12751.81 Jan/19
Brazil 93.00 Dec/18
Canada 18873.90 Jan/19
China 77586.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 158.29 Sep/18
France 28184.20 Sep/18
Germany 44914.00 Dec/18
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23269.46 Dec/18
Japan 66680.00 Dec/18
Mexico 54194608.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 8891.00 Jan/19
Russia 72.60 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3715.80 Dec/18
South Africa 9733000.00 Sep/18
South Korea 26922.00 Jan/19
Spain 19564.60 Dec/18
Switzerland 5080.00 Sep/18
Turkey 28314.00 Nov/18
United Kingdom 32597.00 Nov/18
United States 156694.00 Jan/19


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