United Kingdom Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Sep 2019
Actual
3.8 %
Forecast
3.7 %
Previous
3.9 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Dec 17, 2019
Time to Release
24 Days 22 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
12 %
Apr 1984
3.4 %
Nov 1973
6.96 %1971 - 2019Office for National Statistics

Latest Updates

The UK unemployment rate fell back to 3.8 percent in the three months to September 2019, its lowest level in nearly 45 years and slightly below market expectations of 3.9 percent. The number of people out of work declined by 23,000 to 1.306 million while the number of employed people dropped by 58,000 to 32.753 million, the biggest decrease since the three months to May 2015. Meanwhile, total pay growth slowed to 3.6 percent, below forecasts of 3.8 percent.

United Kingdom Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 12, 201909:59UK Unemployment Rate Falls Below Forecast
Oct 15, 201909:22UK Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises to 3.9%
Sep 10, 201908:47UK Jobless Rate Falls Back to Lowest since Mid-1970s
Aug 13, 201908:47UK Jobless Rate Rises Unexpectedly in Q2
Jul 16, 201909:26UK Jobless Rate Holds Steady at Over 44-Year Low
Jun 11, 201908:44UK Unemployment Rate at Over 44-Year Low
May 14, 201910:46UK Unemployment Rate Drops to Over 44-Year Low

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Average Weekly Hours
32.1
Jul 2019
32
Jun 2019
31.3
Apr 2011
33.5
Dec 1994
HoursMonthly1992 - 2019
Claimant Count Change
33
Oct 2019
13.5
Sep 2019
-98.5
Nov 1996
142.8
Feb 2009
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2019
Employment Rate
75.9
Jul 2019
76.1
Jun 2019
65.6
Apr 1983
76.1
Dec 2018
%Monthly1971 - 2019
Employment Change
-56
Jul 2019
31
Jun 2019
-279
May 2009
311
Mar 2014
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2019
Full Time Employment
24,160
Jul 2019
24,172
Jun 2019
19,136
Dec 1993
24,172
Jun 2019
ThousandMonthly1992 - 2019
Living Wage Individual
895
Dec 2018
850
Dec 2017
785
Dec 2015
900
Dec 2016
GBP/MonthYearly2015 - 2018

Unemployment Rate across Europe

Unemployment Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
12
Jun 2019
12.6
Mar 2019
12
Jun 2019
22.3
Dec 1993
%Quarterly1993 - 2019
Armenia
17.7
Jun 2019
21.9
Mar 2019
6.3
Dec 2008
21.9
Mar 2019
%Quarterly1998 - 2019
Austria
7
Oct 2019
6.7
Sep 2019
0.8
Aug 1974
10.9
Jan 2016
%Monthly1960 - 2019
Belarus
0.3
Sep 2019
0.3
Aug 2019
0.3
Dec 2018
4
Dec 1996
%Monthly1995 - 2019
Belgium
5.6
Sep 2019
5.5
Aug 2019
5.5
Feb 2019
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina
33.25
Aug 2019
33.13
Jul 2019
32.9
May 2019
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2019
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