The number of people in work in the UK rose by 83,000 on quarter to 32,569 in the three months to March of 2022, well above market expectations of a 5,000 rise. Following an increase in the employment rate since early 2012, the rate decreased from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019 to February 2020. However, there has been an increase since the end of 2020. The number of part-time employees increased during the latest three-month period; however, this was partially offset by a decrease in full-time employees. Since April to June 2021 part-time employees have been showing a recovery from the large falls during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of self-employed workers also fell during the pandemic and has remained low, although they have increased during the latest three-month period. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 39.02 Thousand from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 311 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -407 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 May of 2022.

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 45.00 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 25.00 Thousand in 2023 and 10.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Employment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-12 06:00 AM Jan 10K -12K 50K 45K
2022-05-17 06:00 AM Feb 83K 10K 5K 7K
2022-06-14 06:00 AM Mar 83K 35K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.80 percent Mar 2022
Unemployed Persons 1612.50 1669.40 Thousand Apr 2022
Employed Persons 32569.00 32485.00 Thousand Feb 2022
Part Time Employment 8097.00 8042.00 Thousand Feb 2022
Full Time Employment 24472.00 24444.00 Thousand Feb 2022
Claimant Count Change -56.90 -81.60 Thousand Apr 2022
Employment Rate 75.70 75.50 percent Feb 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.60 78.60 percent Feb 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 11.30 percent Feb 2022
Productivity 101.90 102.60 points Mar 2022
Labour Costs 109.60 109.70 points Dec 2021
Job Vacancies 1295.00 1288.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Wages 615.00 601.00 GBP/Week Mar 2022
Wage Growth 7.00 5.60 percent Mar 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 670.00 645.00 GBP/Week Mar 2022
Population 67.08 66.80 Million Dec 2020
Non Farm Payrolls 29559.00 29524.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Employment Change 83.00 10.00 Thousand Feb 2022
Average Weekly Hours 32.00 31.90 Hours Feb 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
83.00 10.00 311.00 -407.00 1971 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
Employment in the UK Rises More than Expected
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 83,000 on quarter to 32,569 in the three months to March of 2022, well above market expectations of a 5,000 rise. Following an increase in the employment rate since early 2012, the rate decreased from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019 to February 2020. However, there has been an increase since the end of 2020. The number of part-time employees increased during the latest three-month period; however, this was partially offset by a decrease in full-time employees. Since April to June 2021 part-time employees have been showing a recovery from the large falls during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of self-employed workers also fell during the pandemic and has remained low, although they have increased during the latest three-month period.
2022-05-17
UK Employment Rises Less than Expected
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 10,000 on quarter to 32,485 in the three months to February of 2022, below market expectations of a 50,000 rise. Following an increase in the employment rate since early 2012, the rate decreased from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019 to February 2020. However, there has been an increase since the end of 2020. The number of full-time employees increased during the latest three-month period, however this was offset by a decrease in part-time employees. Part-time employees had been increasing since April to June 2021, showing a recovery from the large falls during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of self-employed workers also fell during the pandemic and has remained low, although they have increased slightly during the latest three-month period.
2022-04-12
UK Employment Unexpectedly Shrinks for 2th Month
The number of people in work in the UK fell by 12,000 on quarter to 32.493 million in the three months to January of 2022, compared with forecasts of a 23 thousand rise. Following an increase in the employment rate since early 2012, the rate decreased from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019 to February 2020. However, there has been an increase since the end of 2020. Full-time employees drove the increase in the employment rate during the latest three-month period. While the number of part-time employees decreased strongly during the coronavirus pandemic, the number has been increasing since April to June 2021. However, the number of self-employed workers remains low following decreases throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
2022-03-15