The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom increased to 1183.40 Thousand in August of 2019 from 1155.20 Thousand in July of 2019. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1516.64 Thousand from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3090 Thousand in July of 1986 and a record low of 422.60 Thousand in December of 1973.

Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1190.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom to stand at 1240.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1250.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32777.00 32811.00 32811.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1183.40 1155.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8605.00 8704.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24172.00 24107.00 24172.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 28.20 19.80 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.20 79.30 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.50 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 100.90 101.10 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 105.60 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 812.00 818.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 542.00 539.00 542.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 4.00 3.80 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 614.00 615.00 615.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
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 High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.00 32.10 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 31.00 115.00 311.00 -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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1183.40 1155.20 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1438.00 Jun/19
Australia 716.78 Aug/19
Brazil 12.57 Jul/19
Canada 1160.10 Aug/19
China 947.00 Jun/19
Euro Area 12229.00 Jul/19
France 3393.40 Jul/19
Germany 2319.41 Aug/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2565.77 Jul/19
Japan 1540.00 Jul/19
Mexico 2014496.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 321.00 Aug/19
Russia 3.30 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 1002855.00 Jun/19
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6655.30 Jun/19
South Korea 867.00 Aug/19
Spain 3143.69 Aug/19
Switzerland 99552.00 Aug/19
Turkey 4253.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 1183.40 Aug/19
United States 6044.00 Aug/19


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