The number of people in work in the United Kingdom increased by 222,000 to a record high of 32.71 million in the three months to January 2019. It was the biggest jump in employment since late 2015, far exceeding market expectations of a 120,000 gain. The number of employed men rose by 77,000 to an all time high of 17.32 million and the number of employed women went up by 144,000 to a record high of 15.40 million, the largest increase in the number of employed women since 2014. Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 42.14 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 311 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -279 Thousand in May of 2009.
Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 100.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in the United Kingdom to stand at 120.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Change is projected to trend around 50.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.