The number of people in work in the UK went up by 296K in the three months to May, the biggest increase since August last year and well above market expectations of a 170,000 rise. While the number of people in work remains below its level just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people in full-time employment hit a record high in contrast to the number of self-employed people, which remains lower. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Change in the United Kingdom averaged 39.96 Thousand from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 311 Thousand in March of 2014 and a record low of -424 Thousand in May of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Employment Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 45.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Change is projected to trend around 25.00 Thousand in 2023 and 10.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Employment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-14 06:00 AM Mar 177K 83K 105K 95K
2022-07-19 06:00 AM Apr 296K 177K 170K 150K
2022-08-16 06:00 AM May 296K 90K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 percent May 2022
Unemployed Persons 1549.10 1569.20 Thousand Jun 2022
Employed Persons 32863.00 32707.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Full Time Employment 24686.00 24562.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Part Time Employment 8177.00 8145.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Claimant Count Change -20.10 -34.70 Thousand Jun 2022
Employment Rate 75.90 75.60 percent Apr 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.90 78.70 percent Apr 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.80 percent Apr 2022
Productivity 101.70 102.30 points Mar 2022
Labour Costs 109.60 109.70 points Dec 2021
Job Vacancies 1294.00 1297.00 Thousand May 2022
Wages 601.00 602.00 GBP/Week May 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 660.00 656.00 GBP/Week May 2022
Wage Growth 6.20 6.80 percent May 2022
Population 67.53 67.08 Million Dec 2021
Non Farm Payrolls 29574.00 29543.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Employment Change 296.00 177.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Average Weekly Hours 31.80 31.90 Hours Apr 2022

United Kingdom Employment Change
In the United Kingdom, employment change refers to the 3-month moving average compared to the previous period in the number of people in employment aged 16 and over.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
296.00 177.00 311.00 -424.00 1971 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
Employment in the UK Rises at Robust 296K
The number of people in work in the UK went up by 296K in the three months to May, the biggest increase since August last year and well above market expectations of a 170,000 rise. While the number of people in work remains below its level just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people in full-time employment hit a record high in contrast to the number of self-employed people, which remains lower.
2022-07-19
UK Employment Jumps More than Expected
The number of people in work in the UK went up by 177,000 on quarter to 32,707 in the three months to March of 2022, well above market expectations of a 105,000 rise. Following an upward trajectory in the employment rate that started in early 2012, it has fallen sharply throughout most of 2020 due to the pandemic. However, there has been a rebound since the end of 2020 and now stands roughly 1 percentage point below pre-pandemic highs. The number of full-time workers rose to a fresh record high in the three-month period and the number of self-employed workers also rose during the period, while the decline in part-time employment partly offset overall gains.
2022-06-14
Employment in the UK Rises More than Expected
The number of people in work in the UK rose by 83,000 on quarter to 32,569 in the three months to March of 2022, well above market expectations of a 5,000 rise. Following an increase in the employment rate since early 2012, the rate decreased from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019 to February 2020. However, there has been an increase since the end of 2020. The number of part-time employees increased during the latest three-month period; however, this was partially offset by a decrease in full-time employees. Since April to June 2021 part-time employees have been showing a recovery from the large falls during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of self-employed workers also fell during the pandemic and has remained low, although they have increased during the latest three-month period.
2022-05-17