Unemployment rate, percent in the United Kingdom, January 1960 - June 2021
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from January 1960 to June 2021. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 5.94 percent with a minimum of 1.2 percent in January 1966 and a maximum of 11.9 percent in March 1984.
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Source: Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom
Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.