The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom increased to 1102.80 Thousand in May of 2019 from 1079.60 Thousand in April of 2019. Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1518.49 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 1125.00 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 1205.00 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 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32746.00 32697.00 32746.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1102.80 1079.60 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8597.00 8586.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24149.00 24110.00 24149.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 23.20 19.10 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.20 79.20 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.30 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.60 104.80 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.10 101.70 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 837.00 841.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 532.00 529.00 532.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.10 3.30 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 612.00 604.00 612.00 356.00 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 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 32.20 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 32.00 99.00 311.00 -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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1102.80 1079.60 3090.00 422.60 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1338.00 Mar/19
Australia 704.70 May/19
Brazil 13.18 Apr/19
Canada 1081.80 May/19
China 974.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 12443.00 Apr/19
France 3372.90 Apr/19
Germany 2235.97 May/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2652.28 Apr/19
Japan 1680.00 Apr/19
Mexico 1886205.00 Mar/19
Netherlands 302.00 May/19
Russia 3.40 May/19
Saudi Arabia 970229.00 Dec/18
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6200.00 Mar/19
South Korea 1134.00 May/19
Spain 3127.35 May/19
Switzerland 101370.00 May/19
Turkey 4544.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom 1102.80 May/19
United States 5888.00 May/19


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