In June to August 2018:
- There were 32.39 million people in work, which 289,000 more than for a year earlier.
- The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 years who were in work) was 75.5%, which is 0.4% higher than in the same period the previous year (75.1%).
- There were 1.36 million unemployed people (people not in work but seeking and available to work), 47,000 fewer than for March to May 2018 and 79,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
- The unemployment rate (the number of unemployed people as a proportion of all employed and unemployed people) was 4.0%; it has not been lower since Dec 1974 to Feb 1975.
- Youth Unemployment (e.g. among people aged 18 to 24) fell by 60,000 to 464,000 which is the lowest since comparable records for unemployment by age group began to be kept in 1992.