Unemployment numbers and rates for those aged 16 or over. The unemployed population consists of those people out of work, who are actively looking for work and are available to start immediately.
Unemployed numbers and rates also shown for equalities groups, by age, sex, ethnic group, and disability.
The data are taken from the Labour Force Survey and Annual Population Survey, produced by the Office for National Statistics.
The data are produced monthly on a rolling quarterly basis. The month shown is the month the quarter ends on.
International Labour Organization define unemployed people as: without a job, want a job, have actively sought work in the last 4 weeks and are available to start work in the next 2 weeks, or, out of work, have found a job and are waiting to start it in the next 2 weeks.
The figures in this dataset are adjusted to compensate for seasonal variations in employment (Seasonally adjusted).
Data by equalities groups has a longer time lag and is only available quarterly from the Annual Population Survey, which is not seasonally adjusted.
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See here for Economic Inactivity statistics.
See here for Employment rates.