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 05/2015

Unemployment rate5.6%sameUnemployment levels1,852,000down
Employment rate73.4%upEmployment levels31,035,000up
GDP gapTBAEmployment rate gap0.3%same
Part-time workers8,270,000upInvoluntary part-time workers1,287,000up
Temporary workers1,644,000downInvoluntary temporary workers565,000up
Self-employed4,512,000up"Want work" rate11.8%same
Economically inactive people8,990,000downEconomic inactivity rate22.1%down
Youth unemployment level738,000upLong-term unemployment level575,000up
Vacancy ratio2.5sameAverage weekly earnings£492same
RPI inflation258.9sameCPI inflation128.2same