United Kingdom Job Vacancies  2001-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Job vacancies in the United Kingdom rose by 14,000 to an all-time high of 833,000 in the three months to August 2018 from 819,000 in the March to May period, driven by increases in vacancies in the following sectors: human health and social work activities (4,000); administration and support service activities (3,000); accommodation and food service activities (6,000); wholesale and retail trade (3,000); education (2,000); and construction (5,000). Over the same period, vacancies declined in the following sectors: professional, scientific and technical activities (-2,000); finance and insurance activities (-1,000); arts, entertainment and recreation (-4,000); information and communication (-2,000); and transport and storage (-1,000). Year-on-year, job vacancies rose by 44,000. They have been on an upward trend since the period April to June 2009, when vacancies were at their lowest level of 432,000. Job Vacancies in the United Kingdom averaged 616.91 Thousand from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 833 Thousand in July of 2018 and a record low of 432 Thousand in May of 2009.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32397.00 32386.00 32399.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 918.80 910.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8538.00 8534.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23859.00 23852.00 23859.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.50 75.60 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 8.70 10.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.80 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.20 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.60 101.20 101.60 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.80 103.00 103.80 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 833.00 830.00 833.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 520.00 519.00 520.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 2.40 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 603.00 599.00 603.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.83 7.50 7.83 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.19 65.81 66.19 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 Low Skilled 1330.00 1280.00 1330.00 1220.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2210.00 2110.00 2210.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 31.90 31.90 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 3.00 42.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Job Vacancies

In the United Kingdom, job vacancies are defined as positions for which employers are actively seeking to recruit outside their business or organisation. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Job Vacancies - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Job Vacancies - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
833.00 830.00 833.00 432.00 2001 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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job vacancies by Country
Country Last
Australia 234.20 Jun/18
Canada 462280.00 Mar/18
France 304.00 Jul/18
Germany 698.53 Aug/18
Japan 964.44 Jul/18
Netherlands 260.60 Jun/18
Singapore 58300.00 Jun/18
Spain 35.43 Aug/18
Switzerland 28496.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 833.00 Jul/18
United States 7313.00 Jul/18


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