Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UK Unemployment falls to 5.2%

According to figures released this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), unemployment in Britain has fallen to 5.2%. a drop of nearly a percentage point on a year ago and the lowest figure for nearly ten years.

The number of people out of work fell by 110,000 to 1.71 million between August and October.

There were 31.3 million people in work, 505,000 more than a year earlier.

The figures also show that the number of EU citizens working in the UK increased by 324,000 to 2.02 million, whereas workers who were neither EU nationals or Britons were "little changed" at 1.20 million.

The jobless rate a year ago was 6%.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Another one to thank the collapse in fuel prices for, whilst our government still do nothing to significantly reduce fuel duty.