Data on unemployment in the UK.Jump to full report >>
There were 1.33 million unemployed people in the UK in April-June 2019, up 31,000 from the previous quarter but down 33,000 from the year before.
The unemployment rate was 3.9% (the percentage of the economically active population who are unemployed). This was a small increase from 3.8% in the previous quarter, which was the joint lowest rate since 1975. The rate reached a post-recession high of 8.5% in late 2011.
502,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed, up 36,000 from the previous quarter and up 13,000 from the year before. The unemployment rate for 16-24 year olds was 11.6%.
342,000 people had been unemployed for over 12 months, little changed from the previous quarter and down 13,000 from a year ago.
740,000 men were unemployed, an increase of 40,000 from the previous quarter and an increase of 17,000 from the year before.
589,000 women were unemployed, and a slight fall from the previous quarter and a fall of 51,000 from a year ago.