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 C2: Unemployment

There were 1.24 million unemployed people in the UK in September-November 2022, an increase of 56,000 from the previous quarter but down 138,000 from the year before.

The unemployment rate was 3.7% (the percentage of the economically active population who are unemployed), up from 3.5% in the previous quarter and down from 4.1% from the year before. This is close to the lowest the rate has been since 1974.

The unemployment rate for men was 3.8% and the unemployment rate was 3.5% for women.

461,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed, an increase of 89,000 from the previous quarter and an increase of 8,000 from the year before. The unemployment rate for 16‑24 year olds was 11.1%, an increase from 11.0% a year before.

Notes:  The unemployment rate is the percentage of the economically active population who are unemployed.

Source: ONS, Labour Market Statistics, Tables A05 and A06


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