The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom increased by 20.2 thousand to 967.7 thousand in October 2018. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1524.70 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.

United Kingdom Unemployed Persons
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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32409.00 32394.00 32409.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 967.70 947.50 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8475.00 8499.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23934.00 23895.00 23934.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.50 75.50 75.70 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 20.20 23.20 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.80 78.80 79.00 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 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 845.00 840.00 845.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 524.00 523.00 524.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.00 2.80 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 605.00 602.00 605.00 356.00 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 32.10 31.90 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 23.00 -5.00 307.00 -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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
967.70 947.50 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Argentina 1239.00 Jun/18
Australia 672.05 Oct/18
Brazil 12.49 Sep/18
Canada 1141.70 Oct/18
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 13063.00 Sep/18
France 3435.60 Sep/18
Germany 2203.85 Oct/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2612.81 Sep/18
Japan 1600.00 Sep/18
Mexico 1858160.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 337.00 Oct/18
Russia 3.43 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6209.39 Sep/18
South Korea 1100.00 Oct/18
Spain 3223.21 Oct/18
Switzerland 107315.00 Oct/18
Turkey 3670.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 967.70 Oct/18
United States 6075.00 Oct/18


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