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UK Labour Market Statistics, June 2016

The Office for National Statistics have published their latest round of statistics concerning the UK labour market, covering the months of February to April 2016 [1].

Between the three months to January 2016 and February to April 2016, the number of people in work has increased, the number of people unemployed fell, and those who are not economically active (meaning that they are not working and not seeking or available to work) also fell slightly.

Figure 11: UK Unemployment rate (aged 16 and over), seasonally adjusted

January to March 1971 to February to April 2016

The employment rate — the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who are in work —stands at 74.2%, which is the joint highest rate since comparable records began in 1971.

The unemployment rate was 5.0%, a slight decline from 5.1% in the three months to January 2016. This is the lowest unemployment rate since August to October 2005.


[1] ONS, 2016. UK Labour Market: June 2016. Available from: [Accessed: 15th June 2016]




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