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Unemployment rate (aged 16 and over, seasonally adjusted)

UK: Aged 16 and over

4.3 %

2017 JUL-SEP

Release date:
15 November 2017

Next release:
13 December 2017
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UK labour market: November 2017

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  • Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between April to June 2017 and July to September 2017, the number of people in work fell slightly, the number of unemployed people also fell, and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) increased.
  • There were 32.06 million people in work, 14,000 fewer than for April to June 2017 but 279,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 75.0%, down slightly compared with April to June 2017 but up from 74.4% for a year earlier.
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