UK Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6%


British jobless rate remained steady at 6 percent in three months to October while weekly wages rose 1.6 percent, above the inflation rate for the first time since 2009.

From August to October, there were 1.96 million unemployed people. This was 63,000 fewer than for May to July 2014, the smallest quarterly fall since July to September 2013. Comparing August to October 2014 with a year earlier, there were 455,000 fewer unemployed people.

There were 9.06 million people aged from 16 to 64 who were out of work and not seeking or available to work. This was little changed compared with May to July 2014 and with a year earlier. The inactivity rate was 22.3 percent, unchanged from May to July 2014 and from a year earlier.

There were 30.80 million people in work. This was 115,000 more than for May to July 2014 and 588,000 more than for a year earlier. The employment rate was 73.0 percent, higher than for May to July 2014 (72.8 percent) and higher than for a year earlier (71.8 percent).

There were 22.54 million people working full-time, 560,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.25 million people working part-time, 28,000 more than for a year earlier.

Comparing August to October 2014 with a year earlier, pay for employees in Great Britain increased by 1.4 percent including bonuses and by 1.6 percent excluding bonuses.

UK Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6%


ONS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/17/2014 11:29:33 AM