The number of unemployed persons in The United Kingdom decreased to 2112.80 Thousand in September of 2021 from 2163.90 Thousand in August of 2021. source: Office for National Statistics

Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom averaged 1542.19 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 3090 Thousand in July of 1986 and a record low of 422.60 Thousand in December of 1973. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in the United Kingdom is expected to be 2050.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 1980.00 Thousand in 2022 and 1850.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Unemployed Persons


United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.50 percent Aug/21 4.60 11.90 3.40
Unemployed Persons 2112.80 Thousand Sep/21 2163.90 3090.00 422.60
Employed Persons 32416.00 Thousand Jul/21 32357.00 33073.00 23630.00
Full Time Employment 24440.00 Thousand Jul/21 24526.00 24715.00 19136.00
Part Time Employment 7976.00 Thousand Jul/21 7831.00 8704.00 5995.00
Claimant Count Change -51.10 Thousand Sep/21 -58.60 844.10 -151.40
Employment Rate 75.30 percent Jul/21 75.20 76.60 65.60
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.90 percent Jul/21 78.90 79.80 74.10
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 percent Jul/21 12.90 22.50 10.80
Labour Costs 107.30 points Jun/21 110.10 111.60 4.60
Productivity 101.70 points Jun/21 101.60 105.50 43.30
Job Vacancies 1102.00 Thousand Aug/21 1036.00 1102.00 340.00
Wages 581.00 GBP/Week Aug/21 578.00 581.00 300.00
Wages in Manufacturing 638.00 GBP/Week Aug/21 643.00 643.00 356.00
Wage Growth 7.20 percent Aug/21 8.30 8.80 -2.70
Population 67.20 Million Dec/20 66.80 67.20 50.29
Non Farm Payrolls 29180.00 Thousand Sep/21 28973.00 29180.00 26763.00
Average Weekly Hours 31.50 Hours Jul/21 31.10 33.50 25.80
Employment Change 235.00 Thousand Jul/21 183.00 311.00 -407.00


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. .