50 plus unemployment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017

50 plus unemployment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2017 This statistic shows the unemployment rate for people of 50 years of age and older in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017. After decreasing to the lowest point in this time period in 2004/2005 when the rate was at 2.8 percent, unemployment for people aged 50 and over increased steadily up to the 2011 figure of five percent before a decreasing trend set in. In the most recent survey period, the unemployment rate was at 3.1 percent of the total workforce. For more information on unemployment for those aged 50 and older broken down by gender, click here.
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Unemployment rate in percent
20004%
20013.3%
20023.5%
20033.2%
20042.8%
20052.8%
20063.2%
20073.2%
20083.3%
20094.6%
20104.8%
20115%
20124.8%
20134.8%
20144%
20153.5%
20163.4%
20173.1%
Unemployment rate in percent
20004%
20013.3%
20023.5%
20033.2%
20042.8%
20052.8%
20063.2%
20073.2%
20083.3%
20094.6%
20104.8%
20115%
20124.8%
20134.8%
20144%
20153.5%
20163.4%
20173.1%
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This statistic shows the unemployment rate for people of 50 years of age and older in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017. After decreasing to the lowest point in this time period in 2004/2005 when the rate was at 2.8 percent, unemployment for people aged 50 and over increased steadily up to the 2011 figure of five percent before a decreasing trend set in. In the most recent survey period, the unemployment rate was at 3.1 percent of the total workforce. For more information on unemployment for those aged 50 and older broken down by gender, click here.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2000 to 2017
Age group
50 years and older

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