The number of people in work in the United Kingdom rose by 23,000 to 32.41 million in the third quarter of 2018 from 32.40 in the May to July period. The number of employed men increased by 29,000 on the quarter to a record high of 17.19 million in Q3, while the number of employed women fell by 6,000 on the quarter to 15.22 million. The employment rate for men was 80.0 percent and that for women was 71.0 percent. The people in employment can be categorised as employees or self-employed workers. This categorisation reveals that the number of employees increased by 45,000 to reach a record high of 27.50 million in Q3, while the number of self-employed workers decreased by 17,000 to 4.75 million over the same period. Employed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 26987.07 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32409 Thousand in August of 2018 and a record low of 23630 Thousand in April of 1983.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32409.00 32394.00 32409.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 967.70 947.50 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8475.00 8499.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23934.00 23895.00 23934.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.50 75.50 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 20.20 23.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.80 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 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 845.00 840.00 845.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 524.00 523.00 524.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.00 2.80 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 605.00 602.00 605.00 356.00 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 32.10 31.90 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 23.00 -5.00 307.00 -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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32409.00 32394.00 32409.00 23630.00 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Canada 18705.00 Oct/18
China 77640.00 Dec/17
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Germany 44814.00 Sep/18
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23307.66 Sep/18
Japan 66650.00 Sep/18
Mexico 53785257.00 Jun/18
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Russia 73.20 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3669.50 Dec/17
South Africa 9748000.00 Jun/18
South Korea 26837.00 Oct/18
Spain 19528.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 5046.00 Jun/18
Turkey 29318.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 32409.00 Aug/18
United States 156562.00 Oct/18


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