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

The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom decreased to 886.20 Thousand in May of 2018 from 893.90 Thousand in April of 2018. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1529.92 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 4.20 4.20 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32394.00 32344.00 32394.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 886.20 893.90 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8636.00 8598.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23758.00 23746.00 23758.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.60 75.60 75.60 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -7.70 28.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.00 79.00 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.20 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.50 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.40 101.90 101.90 43.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 105.10 105.50 20.80 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 818.00 806.00 822.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 516.00 515.00 516.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.50 2.60 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 599.00 599.00 599.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.83 7.50 7.83 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 65.81 65.38 65.81 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 1280.00 1220.00 1280.00 1170.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 970.00 920.00 970.00 840.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1330.00 1280.00 1330.00 1220.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2210.00 2110.00 2210.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 31.80 31.90 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 146.00 197.00 307.00 -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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
886.20 893.90 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 714.61 May/18
Brazil 13.41 Apr/18
Canada 1151.60 May/18
China 971.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 13780.00 Apr/18
France 3434.20 Apr/18
Germany 2315.49 May/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2912.18 Apr/18
Japan 1720.00 Apr/18
Mexico 1713857.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 352.00 May/18
Russia 3.60 May/18
South Korea 1114.00 May/18
Spain 3300.96 May/18
Switzerland 109392.00 May/18
Turkey 3210.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 886.20 May/18
United States 6065.00 May/18


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