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Unemployment rate (aged 16 and over, seasonally adjusted)

UK: Aged 16 and over

4.6 %

2017 JAN-MAR

Release date:
17 May 2017

Next release:
14 June 2017
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UK labour market: May 2017

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  • 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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