United Kingdom Unemployed Persons  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom fell by 7.2 thousand to 823 thousand in January 2018, following a downwardly revised 6.2 thousand increase in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 4.1 thousand rise. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1534.55 Thousand from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3090 Thousand in July of 1986 and a record low of 422.60 Thousand in December of 1973.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.30 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32147.00 32207.00 32207.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 823.00 830.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8553.00 8539.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23654.00 23540.00 23654.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.20 75.30 75.30 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -7.20 6.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.80 78.50 78.80 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 12.00 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 104.60 104.90 20.80 Index Points [+]
Productivity 102.00 101.20 102.00 43.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 810.00 798.00 810.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 511.00 510.00 511.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.50 2.50 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 596.00 595.00 596.00 356.00 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 31.90 32.00 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 88.00 102.00 307.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Unemployed Persons

The number of unemployed persons refers to the claimant count which is a full count of the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) each month. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
823.00 830.10 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 723.80 Jan/18
Brazil 12.31 Dec/17
Canada 1153.40 Jan/18
China 979.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 14034.00 Dec/17
France 3451.40 Dec/17
Germany 2570.31 Jan/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2790.89 Dec/17
Japan 1860.00 Dec/17
Mexico 1830793.00 Dec/17
Netherlands 380.00 Jan/18
Russia 3.92 Jan/18
South Korea 1009.00 Jan/18
Spain 3373.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 134419.72 Jan/18
Turkey 3275.00 Nov/17
United Kingdom 823.00 Jan/18
United States 6684.00 Jan/18


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