Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom decreased to 79.10 percent in April from 79.20 percent in March of 2019. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 76.65 percent from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 79.30 percent in December of 2018 and a record low of 74.10 percent in March of 1983.

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 79.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 79.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate is projected to trend around 79.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32749.00 32746.00 32749.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1142.10 1104.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8597.00 8586.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24149.00 24110.00 24149.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.00 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 38.00 24.50 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.10 79.20 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.30 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 105.60 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.20 101.70 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 837.00 841.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 536.00 534.00 536.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 615.00 614.00 615.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.20 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.21 7.83 8.21 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.19 65.81 66.19 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.00 65.50 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.00 65.50 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1300.00 1230.00 1300.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 895.00 850.00 900.00 785.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 28.00 32.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - United Kingdom Labor Force Participation Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
79.10 79.20 79.30 74.10 1971 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.10 Apr/19
France 72.30 Mar/19
Netherlands 71.20 Jun/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.30 Mar/19
Russia 67.70 Mar/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.00 Jun/19
Canada 65.70 Jun/19
Italy 65.70 May/19
South Korea 64.20 Jun/19
United States 62.90 Jun/19
Japan 62.20 May/19
Brazil 62.10 May/19
Germany 61.80 Dec/18
Mexico 60.20 May/19
South Africa 58.80 Mar/19
Spain 58.35 Mar/19
Euro Area 57.40 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Mar/19
Turkey 53.10 Apr/19
India 49.80 Dec/18
Argentina 47.00 Mar/19


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