United Kingdom: Unemployment rate

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 United Kingdom

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 3.9
 Reference December 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 1960 - December 2023
 Average 5.87
 Min - Max 1.2 - 11.9
 Source Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from January 1960 to December 2023. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 5.87 percent with a minimum of 1.2 percent in January 1966 and a maximum of 11.9 percent in March 1984. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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United Kingdom - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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United Kingdom - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1960-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 34.67 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.73 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.17 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.52 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 12.01 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.34 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.61 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 58.26 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.58 2023 percent
 Self-employment 15.67 2022 percent
 Employment 33.20 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.00 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 215.41 9/2023 index points
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