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Unemployment rate

UK: Aged 16 and over

4.9 %

2016 MAY-JUL

Release date:
14 September 2016

Next release:
19 October 2016
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UK Labour Market: September 2016

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  • Between February to April 2016 and May to July 2016, the number of people in work increased. The number of unemployed people and the number of people not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) fell.
  • There were 31.77 million people in work, 174,000 more than for February to April 2016 and 559,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • There were 23.25 million people working full-time, 434,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.51 million people working part-time, 126,000 more than for a year earlier.
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