United Kingdom Economic Activity Rate  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom decreased to 78.40 percent in August from 78.60 percent in July of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 76.57 percent from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 78.80 percent in June of 2017 and a record low of 74.10 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 0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.90 percent [+]


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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
78.40 78.60 78.80 74.10 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly
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labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.40 Aug/17
France 71.90 Sep/17
Russia 69.60 Sep/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.30 Jun/17
Canada 65.70 Oct/17
Italy 65.40 Jun/17
Australia 65.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 64.20 Sep/17
South Korea 63.30 Oct/17
United States 62.70 Oct/17
Brazil 61.80 Sep/17
Japan 61.10 Sep/17
Germany 60.90 Jun/17
Mexico 59.10 Sep/17
Spain 58.92 Sep/17
Euro Area 57.10 Jun/17
Turkey 53.70 Aug/17
India 52.50 Dec/13