United Kingdom Unemployment Rate | 1971-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

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The unemployment rate in the United Kingdom came in at 4.9 percent in the three months to June 2016, unchanged from the previous period and in line with market expectations.

It remained at the lowest level since October 2005, as the number of unemployed reached the lowest since March to May 2008 while the number of people in work increased.

Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 7.15 percent from 1971 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 12 percent in February of 1984 and a record low of 3.40 percent in November of 1973.




Unemployment Rate in the United Kingdom is reported by the Office for National Statistics. In the United Kingdom, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

This page provides the latest reported value for – United Kingdom Unemployment Rate – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Source: United Kingdom Unemployment Rate | 1971-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

 


 

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