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Unemployment rate

UK: Aged 16 and over

4.9 %

2016 MAR-MAY

Release date:
20 July 2016

Next release:
17 August 2016
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UK Labour Market: July 2016

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  • Between the 3 months to February 2016 and March to May 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 31.70 million people in work, 176,000 more than for the 3 months to February 2016 and 624,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • There were 23.19 million people working full-time, 401,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.52 million people working part-time, 223,000 more than for a year earlier.
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