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Unemployment rate (aged 16 and over, seasonally adjusted)

UK: Aged 16 and over

4.5 %

2017 MAR-MAY

Release date:
12 July 2017

Next release:
16 August 2017
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UK labour market: July 2017

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  • Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between December 2016 to February 2017 and March to May 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 32.01 million people in work, 175,000 more than for December 2016 to February 2017 and 324,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 74.9%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
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