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LFS: Economically Inactive: UK: All: Aged 16-64: Thousands: SA

8,765

2017 APR-JUN

Release date:
16 August 2017

Next release:
13 September 2017
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UK labour market: August 2017

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  • Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between January to March 2017 and April to June 2017, the number of people in work increased, the number of unemployed people fell, and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) also fell.
  • There were 32.07 million people in work, 125,000 more than for January to March 2017 and 338,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 75.1%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
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