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Release: Labour Market Statistics, January 2016

Released: 20 January 2016 (Latest) Next edition: 17 February 2016
  • For September to November 2015, 74.0% of people aged from 16 to 64 were in work, the highest employment rate since comparable records began in 1971.

  • The unemployment rate for September to November 2015 was 5.1%, down from 5.8% for a year earlier.

This release contains estimates of labour market statistics (including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity) for the United Kingdom. There is a pdf version of the statistical bulletin which includes summary data tables.

Other regularly published labour market releases

Regional Labour Market statistics (*)

Public Sector Employment

Young People who were Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)

Labour Productivity

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Working and Workless Households

Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)

Index of Labour Costs per Hour (ILCH) - Experimental Statistics

(*) Regional and local area statistics are available at NOMIS®

Recently published reports on labour market topics

Working and workless households (6 October 2015)

Contracts with no guaranteed hours (2 September 2015)

Bonus payments in Great Britain (26 August 2015)

Understanding Average Earnings for the Continuously Employed (18 May 2015)

Workers aged 65 and over in the 2011 Census (25 March 2015)

Participation rates in the UK Labour Market (19 March 2015)

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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