The number of people in work in the United Kingdom rose by 79,000 to an all-time high of 32.48 million in the three months to October 2018 from 32.40 in the May to July period. The number of employed men increased by 70,000 on the quarter to a record high of 17.24 million in the three months to October, and the number of employed women went up by 9,000 on the quarter to 15.24 million. The employment rates for both men and women increased by 0.2 percentage points to 80.3 percent and 71.2 percent respectively. The people in employment can be categorised as employees or self-employed workers. This categorisation reveals that the number of employees increased by 115,000 to reach a record high of 27.54 million, while the number of self-employed workers decreased by 29,000 to 4.77 million. Employed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 26996.67 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32476 Thousand in September of 2018 and a record low of 23630 Thousand in April of 1983.
Employed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 32510.00 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 32710.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employed Persons is projected to trend around 33700.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.