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There were 1.51 million unemployed people in the UK in Jun-Aug 2021, a fall of 126,000 from the previous quarter and a fall of 33,000 from the year before.

The unemployment rate was 4.5% (the percentage of the economically active population who are unemployed), down from 4.8% from the previous quarter but the same as the year before. The rate reached a post-recession high of 8.5% in late 2011.

Young people

498,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed, down 40,000 from the previous quarter and down 85,000 from the year before. The unemployment rate for 16‑24 year olds was 12.2%, down from 14.3% a year before.

Men and women

The unemployment rate for men was 4.6% and the unemployment rate was 4.3% for women.


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