Unemployment – National: Key Economic Indicators

In February 2024, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reintroduced Labour Force Survey (LFS) data, which also includes a population reweighting. This is after only some experimental headline data was published between October 2023 and January 2024 due to falling response rates.

There were 1.32 million unemployed people in the UK in October to December 2023, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous year.

481,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in October to December 2023, 10,000 fewer than the year before.

The unemployment rate for 16‑24 year olds was 11.6%, an increase from 11.5% a year before.

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