A selection of graphs and statistics on UK measures of unemployment. Also, looking at factors that explain UK unemployment and why unemployment has fallen in recent years – despite the ongoing economic stagnation.
Current UK Unemployment rate
- 2.49 million – 7.7% of the economically active population. (LFS) (ONS) (page updated October 18, 2013)
Recent Unemployment Trends
UK Employment Rate
- 71.7% %. There were 29.87 million people in employment aged 16 and over,
- 22.2% per cent inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64. 8.95 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64. In activity means that people are either not working or not seeking employment (e.g. students, parents bringing up children, early retirement, long term sickness) See also: Participation rates