United Kingdom Employment Rate  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in the United Kingdom increased to 75.40 percent in January from 75.30 percent in December of 2017. Employment Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 71.15 percent from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 75.40 percent in January of 2018 and a record low of 65.60 percent in March of 1983.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.30 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32262.00 32248.00 32262.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 855.30 843.70 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8582.00 8533.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23679.00 23715.00 23715.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.40 75.30 75.40 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 11.60 15.10 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.80 78.80 78.80 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.00 12.20 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 105.10 105.50 20.80 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.90 101.20 101.90 43.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 816.00 823.00 823.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 513.00 513.00 513.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.80 2.80 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 596.00 598.00 598.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.83 7.50 7.83 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 65.81 65.38 65.81 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 1280.00 1220.00 1280.00 1170.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 970.00 920.00 970.00 840.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2210.00 2110.00 2210.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1330.00 1280.00 1330.00 1220.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.00 32.10 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 55.00 168.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Employment Rate

In United Kingdom, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - United Kingdom Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
75.40 75.30 75.40 65.60 1971 - 2018 percent Monthly
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employment rate by Country
Country Last
Mexico 96.79 Feb/18
Switzerland 79.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 76.30 Sep/17
Germany 75.60 Sep/17
United Kingdom 75.40 Jan/18
France 65.70 Dec/17
Spain 62.57 Dec/17
Australia 61.90 Mar/18
Canada 61.70 Mar/18
United States 60.40 Mar/18
South Korea 60.20 Dec/17
Japan 59.30 Feb/18
Russia 59.30 Feb/18
Italy 58.00 Feb/18
Brazil 53.90 Feb/18
Turkey 47.90 Jan/18


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