The employment rate in the United Kingdom increased to an all-time high of 76.3 percent in the three months to November 2019, with job growth driven by hiring and self-employment.

Employment Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 71.32 percent from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 76.30 percent in October of 2019 and a record low of 65.60 percent in March of 1983. This page provides - United Kingdom Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Office for National Statistics

Employment Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 75.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 75.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Employment Rate is projected to trend around 75.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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United Kingdom Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
76.30 76.20 76.30 65.60 1971 - 2019 percent Monthly
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United Kingdom Employment Rate
In United Kingdom, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.

United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32901.00 32801.00 32901.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1241.20 1240.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8544.00 8564.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24357.00 24238.00 24357.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.30 76.20 76.30 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 14.90 14.90 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.40 79.20 79.40 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.90 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.90 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.40 108.90 109.40 20.90 points [+]
Productivity 101.30 100.90 101.60 42.40 points [+]
Job Vacancies 805.00 798.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 544.00 543.00 544.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 622.00 621.00 622.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.20 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
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 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 208.00 24.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]