United Kingdom Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Jul 2019
Actual
3.8 %
Forecast
3.7 %
Previous
3.9 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 15, 2019
Time to Release
21 Days 12 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
12 %}
Apr 1984
3.4 %
Nov 1973
6.97 %1971 - 2019Office for National Statistics
In the United Kingdom, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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The UK unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in the three months to July 2019, back to its joint lowest since the October to December 1974 period and slightly below market expectations of 3.9 percent. Unemployment declined by 11,000 to 1.294 million and employment rose by 31,000 to 32.777 million, below forecasts of a 53,000 increase. Meanwhile, total pay growth picked up to 4 percent, the fastest since mid-2008.

United Kingdom Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
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
Apr 16, 201908:59UK Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 44-Year Low
Mar 19, 201909:48UK Jobless Rate Drops to New 44-Year Low

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Average Weekly Hours
32
Jun 2019
32.1
May 2019
31.3
Apr 2011
33.5
Dec 1994
HoursMonthly1992 - 2019
Claimant Count Change
28.2
Aug 2019
19.8
Jul 2019
-98.5
Nov 1996
142.8
Feb 2009
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2019
Employment Rate
76.1
Jun 2019
76.1
May 2019
65.6
Apr 1983
76.1
Dec 2018
%Monthly1971 - 2019
Employment Change
31
Jun 2019
115
May 2019
-279
May 2009
311
Mar 2014
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2019
Full Time Employment
24,172
Jun 2019
24,107
May 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

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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
16.9
Dec 2018
15.3
Sep 2018
6.3
Dec 2008
20.7
Mar 2011
%Quarterly1998 - 2018
Austria
6.7
Aug 2019
6.5
Jul 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
5.7
Jul 2019
5.6
Jun 2019
5.5
Feb 2019
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina
33.13
Jul 2019
33.06
Jun 2019
32.9
May 2019
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2019
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