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

8,874

2016 NOV-JAN

Release date:
15 March 2017

Next release:
12 April 2017
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UK labour market: Mar 2017

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  • Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between August to October 2016 and the 3 months to January 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 31.85 million people in work, 92,000 more than for August to October 2016 and 315,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • There were 23.34 million people working full-time, 305,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.52 million people working part-time, 10,000 more than for a year earlier.
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