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UK unemployment-rate

UK Unemployment Stats and Graphs

A selection of graphs and statistics on UK unemployment (currently 5.5%). Also, looking at factors that explain UK unemployment and why unemployment has fallen in recent years. Raw data:  Labour market data | Source: ONS LF2Q Current UK Unemployment rate Unemployment rate of 5.5%, (July 2015) –  down from 6.2% July 2014 1.82 million unemployed people- 198,000 less than July 2015 Employment rates Employment:  31.09 million people in work – 22.74 million full-time. 8.36 million people working part-time Participation rate Inactivity rate (the…

UK Bond Yields Explained

UK Bond Yields Explained

UK bond yields are the rate of interest received by those holding Government bonds. Governments sell bonds (via the Debt Management Office DMO) to fund their budget deficits. Bonds are a way for the government to borrow – a bit like the government taking out a loan. Government bonds are frequently traded on bond markets. Therefore, their market price may be quite different to the original price set by the government. Example. A government may sell a 10 year, £1,000 bond at 5% interest. This means every year year the government will…

List of CO2 Emissions per Capita

List of CO2 Emissions per Capita

  A list of CO2 Emissions by Major Countries CO2 emissions are widely considered to play a significant role in contributing to global warming. Over the past few decades, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere have continued to rise. Scientists say this increase in CO2 has contributed to global warming. Global warming has potentially damaging economic consequences with increased weather variability and loss…

Employment Rates – Population ratio

Employment Rates – Population ratio

A look at some varying employment rates across OECD countries. Source: OECD short term Labour Market stats Employment rates are determined by the number of people of working age, who have a job. The employment rate excludes: People who are unemployed. – actively seeking work and willing to take work People who are students People who take early retirement. People on disability or sickness benefits. Parents staying at home to look after their kids. Implications of Employment Rates A fall in the…