Employment in the United Kingdom increased by 183 in June of 2021. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 38.32 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, 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 September of 2021.

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 66.00 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 30.00 Thousand in 2022 and 25.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
183.00 95.00 311.00 -407.00 1971 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-15 06:00 AM Mar 113K 83K 150K 145K
2021-07-15 06:00 AM Apr 25K 113K 90K 100K
2021-08-17 06:00 AM May 95K 25K 75K 75K
2021-09-14 06:00 AM Jun 183K 95K 178K 150K
2021-10-12 06:00 AM Jul 183K 195K
2021-11-16 07:00 AM Aug 115K
2021-12-14 07:00 AM Sep 66K


News Stream
UK Q2 Job Growth Beats Forecasts
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 95 thousand on quarter to 32.28 million in the three months to June 2021, a fourth straight period of job gains and above market forecasts of a 75 thousand increase. The quarterly increase in employment was mainly driven by an advance in the number of full-time workers, which reached its highest level since before the start of the pandemic. While the number of people working part-time has decreased during the pandemic, in April to June 2021 there was the first quarterly increase in people working part-time since February to April 2020.
2021-08-17
UK Employment Misses Forecasts
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 25 thousand on quarter to 32.18 million in the three months to May of 2021, missing market forecasts of a 90 thousand increase. The quarterly increase in employment was mainly driven by an increase in the number of full-time workers, which reached its highest level since before the pandemic. This was partly offset by a decrease in the number of people working part-time, which reached its lowest level since 2009. The employment rate was estimated at 74.8%, 1.8 percentage points lower than before the pandemic, but 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous quarter.
2021-07-15
UK Employment Rises Less than Forecast
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 113 thousand on quarter to 32.49 million in the three months to April 2021, missing market forecasts of a 150 thousand increase. The quarterly increase in employment was mainly driven by an increase in the number of full-time employees. This was partly offset by a decrease in female employees working part-time. The number of self-employed people also decreased, which was driven by men. The employment rate was estimated at 75.2 percent, 1.4 percentage points lower than before the pandemic, but 0.2 percentage points higher than the November-January period.
2021-06-15
Employment in the UK Rises for 1st Time in the Pandemic Era
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 84 thousand on quarter to 32.47 million in the three months to March 2021, beating forecasts of a 50 thousand rise. It is the first increase in employment since the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy hard, and mainly due to an increase in the number of full-time employees which was partly offset by a decrease in part-time workers and self-employed people.
2021-05-18

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.