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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in United Kingdom

United Kingdom Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.9 % Aug/19
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.3 % Jan/21
Employed Persons 32693 Thousand Person 2Q/19
Employment Change  -73 Thousand Person Jan/21
Employment Rate  75.9 % 2Q/19
Full Time Employment 24578 Thousand Person Jan/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 8533 Thousand Persons Jul/19
Unemployed Persons 1192.6 Thousand Persons Sep/19


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     United Kingdom - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom?

  • Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom increased to 3.9 % in August 2019. The maximum rate was % and minimum was %.
  • Data published Monthly by .

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.9 Aug/19 04.11.2019
3.8 Apr/19 11.06.2019
3.8 Mar/19 14.05.2019
3.9 Feb/19 16.04.2019
3.9 Jan/19 19.03.2019
4 Dec/18 19.02.2019
4 Nov/18 22.01.2019
4.1 Oct/18 11.12.2018


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Theresa May 13.07.2016 - 4.9000 4.2000 4.9000 4.2000 -14.29%
David Cameron 11.05.2010 - 13.07.2016 7.9000 4.9000 8.5000 4.9000 -37.97%
Gordon Brown 27.06.2007 - 11.05.2010 5.4000 8.0000 8.0000 5.2000 48.15%
Tony Blair 02.05.1997 - 27.06.2007 7.2000 5.4000 7.3000 4.7000 -25.00%
John Major 28.11.1990 - 02.05.1997 7.5000 7.2000 10.7000 7.2000 -4.00%
Margaret Thatcher 04.05.1979 - 28.11.1990 5.3000 7.4000 12.0000 5.3000 39.62%
James Callaghan 05.04.1976 - 04.05.1979 5.4000 5.3000 5.7000 5.3000 -1.85%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     United Kingdom - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom remained unchanged at 14.3 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 22.5 % and minimum was 10.8 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
14.3 Jan/21 03.05.2021
14.5 Sep/20 19.12.2020
14.1 Aug/20 14.11.2020
13.6 Jul/20 17.10.2020
12.9 Jun/20 19.09.2020
12.7 May/20 15.08.2020
12.4 Apr/20 18.07.2020
11.8 Mar/20 20.06.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Theresa May 13.07.2016 - 13.2000 11.5000 13.2000 11.5000 -12.88%
David Cameron 11.05.2010 - 13.07.2016 19.7000 13.4000 22.3000 13.2000 -31.98%
Gordon Brown 27.06.2007 - 11.05.2010 14.3000 19.9000 20.4000 13.5000 39.16%
Tony Blair 02.05.1997 - 27.06.2007 13.9000 14.6000 14.7000 11.2000 5.04%
John Major 28.11.1990 - 02.05.1997 11.4000 14.0000 17.6000 11.4000 22.81%
Margaret Thatcher 04.05.1979 - 28.11.1990 20.0000 11.0000 20.5000 9.7000 -45.00%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in United Kingdom?

  • Number of Employed Persons in United Kingdom increased to 32693 Thousand Person in the third quarter of 2019. The maximum rate was Thousand Person and minimum was Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by .

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
32693 2Q/19 05.11.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (Thousand Person)

Employment Change 
                     United Kingdom - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is Employment Change rate in United Kingdom?

  • Employment Change in United Kingdom decreased by 73 Thousand Person in January 2021. The maximum change was 311 Thousand Person and minimum was -334 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Office for National Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
-73 Jan/21 20.04.2021
-147 Dec/20 23.03.2021
-114 Nov/20 23.02.2021
-88 Oct/20 26.01.2021
-144 Sep/20 15.12.2020
-164 Aug/20 10.11.2020
-153 Jul/20 13.10.2020
-12 Jun/20 15.09.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employment Change  in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

What is Employment Rate in United Kingdom?

  • Employment Rate in United Kingdom increased to 75.9 % in the third quarter of 2019. The maximum rate was % and minimum was %.
  • Data published Quarterly by .

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
75.9 2Q/19 05.11.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     United Kingdom - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in United Kingdom?

  • Full Time Employment in United Kingdom increased to 24578 Thousand Person in January 2021. The maximum rate was 24656 Thousand Person and minimum was 19136 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Office of National Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
24578 Jan/21 24.04.2021
24472 Dec/20 27.03.2021
24435 Nov/20 23.02.2021
24489 Oct/20 30.01.2021
24460 Sep/20 19.12.2020
24396 Aug/20 14.11.2020
24390 Jul/20 17.10.2020
24656 Jun/20 19.09.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     United Kingdom - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom increased to 1 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 4.3 % and minimum was 0.8 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1 3Q/20 19.12.2020
0.9 1Q/20 17.06.2020
0.8 4Q/19 21.04.2020
0.9 3Q/19 21.01.2020
1 2Q/19 11.11.2019
1 1Q/19 29.10.2019
1 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in United Kingdom?

  • Part Time Employment in United Kingdom increased to 8533 Thousand Persons in July 2019. The maximum rate was Thousand Persons and minimum was Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by .

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
8533 Jul/19 05.11.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in United Kingdom?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in United Kingdom increased to 1192.6 Thousand Persons in September 2019. The maximum rate was Thousand Persons and minimum was Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by .

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1192.6 Sep/19 05.11.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in United Kingdom by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in United Kingdom

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 66 65.5
Wages Aug/19 2798.54 USD/Month
Claimant Count Change  Sep/19 21.1 K
Job Vacancies Aug/19 813 K
Labor Force Participation Rate Jul/19 79 %
Living Wage Individual 2018 1102.991 USD/Month 1047.533

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Apr/21 14.3 % 15.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Mar/21 13.1 % 13.2
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2