Latest UK Labour Market & Youth Employment Statistics

UK Labour Market Statistics 

In February 2024 to April 2024, the UK employment level (for those aged 16 years and over) is down on both the year and the quarter.

9.43 million people aged 16-64 were economically inactive, and the inactivity rate was 22.3%, above estimates of a year ago, and increased in the latest quarter.

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Youth Employment Statistics

There were 570,000 young people aged 16 to 24 who were unemployed in February 2024 to April 2024, an increase of 77,000 from the previous year.

The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16 to 24-year-olds was 13.6%. This is up from 11.3% the year before.

The number who are economically inactive (not in or looking for work) was 41.5% or 2.96 million up 2.9% from the previous year.

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