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United Kingdom Employment Change

Last Release
Jan 31, 2022
Actual
10
Units In
Thousand
Previous
-12
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Feb 14, 2023
Time to Release
10 Days 16 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
311
Mar 2014
-407
May 2020
38.94 Thousand1971-2022Office for National Statistics
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.

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The number of people in work in the United Kingdom grew by 27 thousand in the three months to November, the same as in October and well above market forecasts of a 5 thousand increase. The number of both full-time and part-time employees rose in the denoted period, with full-time employment remaining above pre-pandemic levels. On self-employment, full-time self-employed declined, while part-time self-employed surged.

United Kingdom Employment Change History

Last 12 readings

United Kingdom Labour Indicators

All United Kingdom indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Average Weekly Hours
31.6
Nov 2021
31.4
Oct 2021
25.9
May 2020
33.5
Nov 1994
HoursMonthly1992-2021
Claimant Count Change
19.7
Dec 2022
16.1
Nov 2022
-151.4
May 2021
844.1
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1971-2022
Employment Change
10
Jan 2022
-12
Dec 2021
-407
May 2020
311
Mar 2014
ThousandMonthly1971-2022
Employment Rate
75.5
Nov 2021
75.5
Oct 2021
65.6
Mar 1983
76.6
Jan 2020
%Monthly1971-2021
Full Time Employment
24,440
Nov 2021
24,391
Oct 2021
19,136
Dec 1993
24,526
Jun 2021
ThousandMonthly1992-2021
Job Vacancies
1,161
Nov 2022
1,187
Oct 2022
340
May 2020
1,318
Jan 2022
ThousandMonthly2001-2022
Labor Force Participation Rate
78.8
Nov 2021
78.7
Oct 2021
74.1
Mar 1983
79.8
Jan 2020
%Monthly1971-2021
Labour Costs
109.6
Dec 2021
109.7
Sep 2021
4.6
Mar 1955
112.2
Jun 2020
PointsQuarterly1955-2021
Minimum Wages
9.5
Apr 2022
8.91
Apr 2021
5.05
Apr 2005
9.5
Apr 2022
GBP/HourYearly2005-2022
Non Farm Payrolls
28.3
Dec 2022
69.9
Nov 2022
-411
Apr 2020
26,762
Jul 2014
ThousandMonthly2014-2022
Part Time Employment
8,046
Nov 2021
8,085
Oct 2021
5,995
Dec 1992
8,704
May 2019
ThousandMonthly1992-2021
Population
67.53
Dec 2021
67.08
Dec 2020
50.29
Dec 1951
67.53
Dec 2021
MillionYearly1950-2021
Productivity
101.8
Jun 2022
101.7
Mar 2022
43.3
Mar 1971
105.9
Sep 2020
PointsQuarterly1971-2022
Retirement Age Men
66
Dec 2022
66
Dec 2021
65
Dec 2009
66
Dec 2020
Yearly2009-2022
Retirement Age Women
66
Dec 2022
66
Dec 2021
60
Dec 2009
66
Dec 2020
Yearly2009-2022
Unemployed Persons
1,562.3
Dec 2022
1,542.6
Nov 2022
422.6
Dec 1973
3,090
Jul 1986
ThousandMonthly1971-2022
Unemployment Rate
3.7
Nov 2022
3.7
Oct 2022
3.4
Dec 1973
11.9
Apr 1984
%Monthly1971-2022
Wage Growth
6.4
Nov 2022
6.1
Oct 2022
-2.7
Mar 2009
8.8
Jun 2021
%Monthly2001-2022
Wages
629
Nov 2022
624
Oct 2022
300
Feb 2000
629
Nov 2022
GBP/WeekMonthly2000-2022
Wages In Manufacturing
679
Nov 2022
675
Oct 2022
356
Feb 2000
679
Nov 2022
GBP/WeekMonthly2000-2022
Youth Unemployment Rate
11.2
Nov 2021
11.1
Oct 2021
10.8
Feb 2019
22.5
Oct 2011
%Monthly1992-2021

Employment Change across Europe

Employment Change global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Austria
0.2
Sep 2022
0.4
Jun 2022
-4.7
Jun 2020
3.3
Sep 2020
% Quarterly1995-2022
Belgium
0.49
Sep 2022
0.65
Jun 2022
-0.93
Jun 2020
1.8
Mar 1995
% Quarterly1980-2022
Bulgaria
0.2
Sep 2022
0.2
Jun 2022
-3.5
Sep 2009
1.7
Dec 2003
% Quarterly1995-2022
Croatia
0.5
Sep 2022
0.2
Jun 2022
-5.2
Dec 2012
3.9
Mar 2019
% Quarterly1995-2022
Cyprus
1
Sep 2022
0.4
Jun 2022
-2.2
Jun 2013
2
Dec 2006
% Quarterly1995-2022
Czech Republic
-0.1
Sep 2022
1.6
Jun 2022
-1.2
Jun 2009
1.6
Jun 2022
% Quarterly1995-2022
Denmark
0.5
Sep 2022
0.8
Jun 2022
-2.3
Jun 2020
1.9
Jun 2021
% Quarterly1995-2022
Estonia
0.1
Sep 2022
-0.3
Jun 2022
-5.3
Mar 2009
3.4
Mar 2017
% Quarterly1995-2022
Euro Area
0.3
Sep 2022
0.4
Jun 2022
-3
Jun 2020
1
Sep 2020
% Quarterly1995-2022
Finland
-0.8
Sep 2022
0.7
Jun 2022
-3.3
Jun 2020
1.7
Jun 1997
% Quarterly1990-2022
France
0.4
Sep 2022
0.3
Jun 2022
-2.7
Jun 2020
1.4
Sep 2020
% Quarterly1975-2022
Germany
0
Sep 2022
0.3
Jun 2022
-1.4
Jun 2020
0.9
Sep 1999
% Quarterly1991-2022
Greece
0
Sep 2022
0.4
Jun 2022
-3.8
Mar 2015
3.5
Mar 1998
% Quarterly1995-2022
Hungary
0
Sep 2022
0.7
Jun 2022
-4.5
Jun 2020
2.1
Sep 2020
% Quarterly1995-2022
Ireland
0
Sep 2022
1.6
Jun 2022
-6
Jun 2020
4
Sep 2021
% Quarterly1995-2022
Italy
-0.1
Sep 2022
0.8
Jun 2022
-2.6
Jun 2020
1.5
Jun 2021
% Quarterly1995-2022
Latvia
0.4
Sep 2022
0.5
Jun 2022
-6.7
Sep 2009
5.7
Jun 2021
% Quarterly1995-2022
Lithuania
0.6
Sep 2022
3.1
Jun 2022
-3.4
Mar 2009
3.9
Mar 2002
% Quarterly1995-2022
Luxembourg
0.7
Sep 2022
0.8
Jun 2022
-0.7
Sep 1996
1.7
Sep 1995
% Quarterly1995-2022
Malta
1
Sep 2022
1.6
Jun 2022
-1.4
Dec 2002
2.6
Mar 2017
% Quarterly2000-2022
Netherlands
0.5
Sep 2022
0.8
Jun 2022
-2.7
Jun 2020
1.6
Sep 2020
% Quarterly1995-2022
Norway
0.5
Sep 2022
0.6
Jun 2022
-2.7
Jun 2020
2.2
Sep 2021
% Quarterly1995-2022
Poland
2.2
Dec 2022
2.3
Nov 2022
-3.3
Jun 2020
5.8
Jan 2008
% Monthly2006-2022
Portugal
-0.2
Sep 2022
0.1
Jun 2022
-3.5
Jun 2020
1.9
Dec 2020
% Quarterly1995-2022
Romania
-0.6
Sep 2022
0.1
Dec 2021
-10.4
Mar 2002
4.3
Jun 2017
% Quarterly1995-2022
Slovakia
0.1
Sep 2022
0.7
Jun 2022
-1.7
Jun 2020
1.9
Dec 2000
% Quarterly1995-2022
Slovenia
0.3
Sep 2022
0.9
Mar 2022
-2.3
Jun 2020
1.8
Mar 2002
% Quarterly1995-2022
Spain
1.4
Sep 2022
-0.7
Jun 2022
-7.5
Jun 2020
3
Sep 2020
% Quarterly1995-2022
Sweden
0.5
Sep 2022
0.9
Jun 2022
-1.9
Jun 2020
0.9
Jun 2000
% Quarterly1993-2022
Switzerland
0
Sep 2022
0.2
Jun 2022
-2.3
Jun 2020
1.2
Mar 2011
% Quarterly1995-2022
United Kingdom
10
Jan 2022
-12
Dec 2021
-407
May 2020
311
Mar 2014
Thousand Monthly1971-2022

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