From the TUC
?Unemployment rate (%)
?Unemployment levels (000s)
?Employment rate (%)
?Employment levels (000s)
?GDP gap
(% fall since recession)
?Employment rate gap
(% fall since recession)
?Part-time workers (000s)
?Involuntary part-time workers (000s)
?Temporary workers (000s)
?Involuntary temporary workers (000s)
?Self-employed (000s)
?"Want work" rate (%)
?Economically inactive people (000s)
?Economic inactivity rate (%)
?Youth unemployment level (000s)
?Long-term unemployment level (000s)
?Vacancy ratio
(claimants per job)
?Average weekly earnings (£)
?RPI inflation (index)
?CPI inflation (index)

Unemployment rate

The proportion of economically active adults who are unemployed

Economic indicators for 01/2016

Unemployment rate5.1%sameUnemployment levels1,696,000up
Employment rate74.1%sameEmployment levels31,409,000down
GDP gapTBAEmployment rate gap1.1%same
Part-time workers8,432,000downInvoluntary part-time workers1,183,000down
Temporary workers1,645,000downInvoluntary temporary workers542,000down
Self-employed4,643,000up"Want work" rate11%same
Economically inactive people8,869,000downEconomic inactivity rate21.7%down
Youth unemployment level627,000downLong-term unemployment level467,000down
Vacancy ratio2.2sameAverage weekly earnings£495up
RPI inflation258.8downCPI inflation127.6down