Monthly unemployment figures in the United Kingdom, 2010-2020, by age

There were approximately 528 thousand unemployed people aged between 16 and 24 as of March 2020, in the United Kingdom, an increase of 12 thousand when compared with the previous month. In this ten-year period people in this age group have consistently had the highest number of unemployed people, with those aged over 50 usually having the lowest unemployment figures.

Monthly unemployment figures in the United Kingdom, from January 2010 to March 2020, by age group

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2010 to March 2020

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Unemployment figures for different age groups taken from the following time series provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

MGVF (16-24 years old)
YCGM (25-34 years old)
YCGS (35-49 years old)
YBVT (50 years+)

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