United Kingdom Employment Rate  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in the United Kingdom decreased to 75 percent in August from 75.10 percent in July of 2017. Employment Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 71.11 percent from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 75.30 percent in June of 2017 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 4.30 4.30 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30877.00 30923.00 30974.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 806.10 804.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8541.00 8547.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23517.00 23557.00 23596.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.00 75.10 75.30 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 1.10 2.60 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.40 78.60 78.80 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.20 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.80 11.80 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 104.20 104.90 20.80 Index Points [+]
Productivity 100.80 99.90 100.80 43.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 780.00 783.00 783.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 509.00 507.00 509.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 2.30 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 590.00 589.00 590.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.50 7.20 7.50 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 65.81 65.38 65.81 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.50 63.00 63.50 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 32.10 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 0.00 0.40 0.80 -0.90 percent [+]


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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
75.00 75.10 75.30 65.60 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly
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employment rate by Country
Country Last
Mexico 96.50 Oct/17
Switzerland 79.80 Jun/17
Netherlands 75.70 Jun/17
United Kingdom 75.00 Aug/17
Germany 74.80 Jun/17
Russia 65.90 Oct/17
France 65.10 Sep/17
Spain 62.80 Sep/17
Canada 61.80 Nov/17
Australia 61.63 Oct/17
South Korea 61.30 Sep/17
United States 60.10 Nov/17
Japan 59.20 Oct/17
Italy 58.10 Oct/17
Brazil 54.20 Oct/17
Turkey 47.20 Aug/17