UK unemployed as proportion of last industry's current workforce 2012-2017

This statistic shows all unemployed people as a percentage of the economically active members of the industry they previously worked in, in the United Kingdom (UK), in July-September from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, the industry which had the highest proportion of unemployed people was accommodation and food services at six percent. This means that at this particular time, all of the unemployed people who last worked in accommodation and food services made up six percent of the current, active workforce in that industry. Looking back to 2012, we can see that accommodation and food services offered the least job security, having consistently the highest proportion.

Industry of last job held by those unemployed in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017, as a percentage of economically active people in that industry*

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Release date

February 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012 to 2017*

Supplementary notes

*July-September for each year Data

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