People not in employment who have not been seeking work within the last 4 weeks and/or are unable to start work within the next 2 weeks.
- Release date:
- 17 May 2017
- Next release:
- 14 June 2017
What's in the bulletin?
- There were 31.95 million people in work, 122,000 more than for October to December 2016 and 381,000 more than for a year earlier.
- The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 74.8%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
- There were 1.54 million unemployed people (people not in work but seeking and available to work), 53,000 fewer than for October to December 2016 and 152,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
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