Unemployment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017

Unemployment rate of the United Kingdom 2000-2017 This statistic shows the unemployment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017. In 2000, unemployment in the UK was at 5.4 percent. Throughout this 18 year period, unemployment remained stable, peaking at 8.1 percent in 2011. In 2016 there was a noticeable difference in the unemployment rate between the genders, the rate of unemployment in the UK. Unemployment forecasts predicted a total unemployment rate to remain fairly stable in the coming years. This follows the decreasing trend in the number of people in unemployment. The regional UK unemployment rate shows that the North of England had the highest rates of unemployment.
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Unemployment rate
20005.4%
20015.1%
20025.2%
20035%
20044.8%
20054.8%
20065.4%
20075.3%
20085.7%
20097.6%
20107.9%
20118.1%
20128%
20137.6%
20146.2%
20155.4%
20164.9%
20174.4%
Unemployment rate
20005.4%
20015.1%
20025.2%
20035%
20044.8%
20054.8%
20065.4%
20075.3%
20085.7%
20097.6%
20107.9%
20118.1%
20128%
20137.6%
20146.2%
20155.4%
20164.9%
20174.4%
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This statistic shows the unemployment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017. In 2000, unemployment in the UK was at 5.4 percent. Throughout this 18 year period, unemployment remained stable, peaking at 8.1 percent in 2011. In 2016 there was a noticeable difference in the unemployment rate between the genders, the rate of unemployment in the UK. Unemployment forecasts predicted a total unemployment rate to remain fairly stable in the coming years. This follows the decreasing trend in the number of people in unemployment. The regional UK unemployment rate shows that the North of England had the highest rates of unemployment.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2000 to 2017
Age group
16 years and older

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