Long Term Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom decreased to 1 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 1.10 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Long Term Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.05 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.30 percent in the second quarter of 1993 and a record low of 0.90 percent in the third quarter of 2004.

Long Term Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Long Term Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Long Term Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32476.00 32409.00 32476.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 992.60 970.70 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8508.00 8475.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23968.00 23934.00 23968.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.70 75.50 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 21.90 23.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.00 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.30 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.20 101.60 101.70 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.90 103.80 103.90 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 848.00 849.00 849.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 528.00 524.00 528.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.30 3.10 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 607.00 605.00 607.00 356.00 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 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 79.00 23.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Long Term Unemployment Rate

In the United Kingdom, the long term unemployment rate refers to the share of unemployed persons since 12 months or more in the total number of active persons (those who are either employed or unemployed) in the labour market. This page provides - United Kingdom Long Term Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Long Term Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 1992 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Spain 6.60 Jun/18
Italy 6.40 Jun/18
Euro Area 3.90 Jun/18
France 3.40 Sep/18
Turkey 2.30 Jun/18
Switzerland 1.80 Jun/18
Netherlands 1.60 Jun/18
Germany 1.40 Jun/18
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/18
United States 0.77 Nov/18


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