United Kingdom Unemployment Rate 1971-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom decreased to 6.40 percent in June of 2014 from 6.50 percent in May of 2014. Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 7.26 Percent from 1971 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 12 Percent in February of 1984 and a record low of 3.40 Percent in November of 1973. Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom is reported by the Office for National Statistics.

   
 
 
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United Kingdom Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.50 12.00 3.40 1971 - 2014 Percent Monthly
In the United Kingdom, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - United Kingdom Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United Kingdom Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, August 28, 2014.


UK Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.4%


UK jobless rate continued to fall, reaching 6.4% for April to June 2014, the lowest since late 2008 while the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined more-than-expected in July.


In July, UK claimant count fell by a seasonally adjusted 33,600, compared to expectations for a decline of 30,000 people.

For April to June 2014, there were 30.60 million people in work, 167,000 more than for January to March 2014 and 820,000 more than a year earlier. 

There were 2.08 million unemployed people, 132,000 fewer than for January to March 2014 and 437,000 fewer than a year earlier.

There were 8.86 million economically inactive people (those out of work but not seeking or available to work) aged from 16 to 64. This was 15,000 more than for January to March 2014 but 130,000 fewer than a year earlier.

For April to June 2014, pay including bonuses was 0.2% lower than a year earlier, but pay excluding bonuses was 0.6% higher.

ONS | anna@tradingeconomics.com
8/13/2014 9:43:22 AM


Recent Releases

UK Unemployment Rate Drops Further
In the three months to May 2014, the UK’s jobless rate fell to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent in the previous period, the lowest since late 2008. While employment continued to rise, pay growth increased less than expected. Published on 2014-07-16

UK Unemployment Falls to 6.6%
In the three months to April 2014, the UK jobless rate decreased to 6.6 percent from 6.8 percent in the previous period. It is the lowest rate since early 2009 as employment surged. Published on 2014-06-11


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-14 09:30 AM United Kingdom
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 6.8% 6.9% 6.8% 6.9%
2014-06-11 09:30 AM United Kingdom
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 6.6% 6.8% 6.7% 6.8%
2014-07-16 09:30 AM United Kingdom
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 6.5% 6.6% 6.5% 6.6%
2014-08-13 09:30 AM United Kingdom
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 6.4% 6.5% 6.4% 6.4%
2014-09-17 09:30 AM United Kingdom
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 6.4% 6.4%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 29506.00 29533.00 29533.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Claimant Count Change -33.60 -39.50 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1007.50 1041.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 656.00 653.00 694.00 430.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.60 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.90 18.30 22.20 9.70 Percent [+]
Productivity 100.40 100.40 105.00 32.90 Index Points [+]
Wages 477.00 478.00 485.00 306.00 GBP [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 568.00 563.00 568.00 362.00 GBP [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 104.70 105.70 6.00 Index Points [+]
Population 63.90 63.50 63.90 52.37 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 61.50 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1189.90 1264.30 1315.00 902.00 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jun/14 11.60 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.30 Jun/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.70 Jun/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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