United Kingdom Unemployment Rate Steady at 7.7% in August


UK's unemployment rate for June to August 2013 was 7.7 percent of the economically active population, unchanged from the previous month and down 0.1 percentage points from March to May 2013. Youth unemployment was unchanged at 21.0 percent.

In UK, there were 2.49 million unemployed people, down 18,000 from March to May 2013. The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.7 percent, up 0.3 percentage points from March to May 2013. There were 29.87 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 155,000 from March to May 2013. 

The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.2 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from March to May 2013. There were 8.95 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 83,000 from March to May 2013. 

Between August and September 2013 the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) fell by 41,700 to reach 1.35 million, the lowest figure since January 2009. Between September 2012 and September 2013 the number of JSA claimants fell by 214,500.

United Kingdom Unemployment Rate Steady at 7.7% in August


ONS | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
10/16/2013 9:36:33 AM