Monthly unemployment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from January 2014 to April 2018, by gender

United Kingdom (UK): Monthly unemployment rate 2014-2018, by gender This statistic shows the monthly unemployment rate as a percentage of the total workforce, by gender, in the United Kingdom (UK) from January 2014 to April 2018. The difference between the unemployment rates of men and women has, during this period, varied from 1.1 percent to 0.1 percent, with women always having the lower rate in comparison to men. The trend for men saw a net decrease, shrinking from 7.2 percent unemployment rate in January 2014 to 4.2 percent in April 2018. Unemployment rate for women also saw a net decrease, with 4.1 percent of women unemployed in July 2017, compared with 5.8 percent three years previous.
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MenWomen
Jan '14 7.2%6.5%
Feb '14 7%6.4%
Mar '14 6.9%6.3%
Apr '14 6.6%6.2%
May '14 6.5%6%
Jun '14 6.4%5.8%
Jul '14 6.3%5.7%
Aug '14 6.2%5.7%
Sep '14 6.2%5.7%
Oct '14 6.1%5.6%
Nov '14 6%5.4%
Dec '14 5.9%5.4%
Jan '15 5.8%5.4%
Feb '15 5.7%5.3%
Mar '15 5.8%5.3%
Apr '15 5.8%5.4%
May '15 5.8%5.4%
Jun '15 5.6%5.4%
Jul '15 5.5%5.2%
Aug '15 5.4%5.1%
Sep '15 5.3%5%
Oct '15 5.2%4.9%
Nov '15 5.2%5%
Dec '15 5.2%4.9%
Jan '16 5.3%5%
Feb '16 5.2%5%
Mar '16 5.1%5%
Apr '16 5.1%4.8%
May '16 5%4.8%
Jun '16 5.1%4.7%
Jul '16 5%4.9%
Aug '16 4.9%4.7%
Sep '16 5%4.7%
Oct '16 5%4.6%
Nov '16 4.9%4.6%
Dec '16 4.9%4.6%
Jan '17 4.8%4.5%
Feb '17 4.8%4.4%
Mar '17 4.7%4.4%
Apr '17 4.7%4.2%
May '17 4.6%4.2%
Jun '17 4.4%4.2%
Jul '17 4.4%4.2%
Aug '17 4.3%4.2%
Sep '17 4.4%4.1%
Oct '17 4.3%4.3%
Nov '17 4.4%4.4%
Dec '17 4.2%4.4%
Jan ' 184.2%4.2%
Feb '184.2%4.2%
Mar '184.2%4.1%
Apr '184.2%4.1%
MenWomen
Jan '14 7.2%6.5%
Feb '14 7%6.4%
Mar '14 6.9%6.3%
Apr '14 6.6%6.2%
May '14 6.5%6%
Jun '14 6.4%5.8%
Jul '14 6.3%5.7%
Aug '14 6.2%5.7%
Sep '14 6.2%5.7%
Oct '14 6.1%5.6%
Nov '14 6%5.4%
Dec '14 5.9%5.4%
Jan '15 5.8%5.4%
Feb '15 5.7%5.3%
Mar '15 5.8%5.3%
Apr '15 5.8%5.4%
May '15 5.8%5.4%
Jun '15 5.6%5.4%
Jul '15 5.5%5.2%
Aug '15 5.4%5.1%
Sep '15 5.3%5%
Oct '15 5.2%4.9%
Nov '15 5.2%5%
Dec '15 5.2%4.9%
Jan '16 5.3%5%
Feb '16 5.2%5%
Mar '16 5.1%5%
Apr '16 5.1%4.8%
May '16 5%4.8%
Jun '16 5.1%4.7%
Jul '16 5%4.9%
Aug '16 4.9%4.7%
Sep '16 5%4.7%
Oct '16 5%4.6%
Nov '16 4.9%4.6%
Dec '16 4.9%4.6%
Jan '17 4.8%4.5%
Feb '17 4.8%4.4%
Mar '17 4.7%4.4%
Apr '17 4.7%4.2%
May '17 4.6%4.2%
Jun '17 4.4%4.2%
Jul '17 4.4%4.2%
Aug '17 4.3%4.2%
Sep '17 4.4%4.1%
Oct '17 4.3%4.3%
Nov '17 4.4%4.4%
Dec '17 4.2%4.4%
Jan ' 184.2%4.2%
Feb '184.2%4.2%
Mar '184.2%4.1%
Apr '184.2%4.1%
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This statistic shows the monthly unemployment rate as a percentage of the total workforce, by gender, in the United Kingdom (UK) from January 2014 to April 2018. The difference between the unemployment rates of men and women has, during this period, varied from 1.1 percent to 0.1 percent, with women always having the lower rate in comparison to men. The trend for men saw a net decrease, shrinking from 7.2 percent unemployment rate in January 2014 to 4.2 percent in April 2018. Unemployment rate for women also saw a net decrease, with 4.1 percent of women unemployed in July 2017, compared with 5.8 percent three years previous.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
January 2014 to April 2018
Age group
16 years and older

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