The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom decreased to 1881.10 Thousand in December of 2021 from 1924.40 Thousand in November of 2021. source: Office for National Statistics

Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1544.09 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 3090 Thousand in July of 1986 and a record low of 422.60 Thousand in December of 1973. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on January of 2022.

Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1890.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1870.00 Thousand in 2023 and 1790.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Unemployed Persons


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. .
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1881.10 1924.40 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 percent Nov/21
Unemployed Persons 1881.10 1924.40 Thousand Dec/21
Employed Persons 32475.00 32506.00 Thousand Oct/21
Part Time Employment 8085.00 8071.00 Thousand Oct/21
Full Time Employment 24391.00 24435.00 Thousand Oct/21
Claimant Count Change -43.30 -95.10 Thousand Dec/21
Employment Rate 75.50 75.50 percent Oct/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.70 78.80 percent Oct/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.30 percent Oct/21
Productivity 101.10 102.50 points Sep/21
Labour Costs 107.50 110.30 points Jun/21
Job Vacancies 1247.00 1214.00 Thousand Nov/21
Wages 588.00 586.00 GBP/Week Nov/21
Wages in Manufacturing 643.00 640.00 GBP/Week Nov/21
Wage Growth 4.20 4.90 percent Nov/21
Population 67.08 66.80 Million Dec/20
Non Farm Payrolls 29468.00 29284.00 Thousand Dec/21
Employment Change 60.00 149.00 Thousand Oct/21
Average Weekly Hours 31.40 31.50 Hours Oct/21