50 plus unemployment figures in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

50 plus unemployment figures in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2017 This statistic shows the unemployment figures 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 when the level of unemployment was at 210,000, unemployment for people aged 50 and over increased steadily up to 2013, peaking at 414,000. A decreasing trend has taken on after 2013, with 296 thousand unemployed in the most recent surveyed time period. For information on unemployment rate for those over the age of 50, click here.
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Unemployment figures in thousands
2000267
2001223
2002240
2003230
2004210
2005216
2006236
2007244
2008264
2009374
2010393
2011411
2012409
2013414
2014356
2015319
2016323
2017296
Unemployment figures in thousands
2000267
2001223
2002240
2003230
2004210
2005216
2006236
2007244
2008264
2009374
2010393
2011411
2012409
2013414
2014356
2015319
2016323
2017296
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This statistic shows the unemployment figures 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 when the level of unemployment was at 210,000, unemployment for people aged 50 and over increased steadily up to 2013, peaking at 414,000. A decreasing trend has taken on after 2013, with 296 thousand unemployed in the most recent surveyed time period. For information on unemployment rate for those over the age of 50, 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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