UK Unemployment Rates Since 1971

Unemployment Rates in the United Kingdom

Mid year Unemployment Rates in the UK have ranged from a low of 3.6% in June 1974 to a high of 11.8% in 1984.

Other than the June mid year figures shown below, November and December 1973 were the lowest on record with only 3.4% unemployed.
and
March, April and May 1984 were the highest on record with 11.9% unemployed.

The following are the mid year Unemployment Rates in the UK since 1971

Unemployment Rate Year
4.3 % 2017 JUN
4.9 % 2016 JUN
5.5 % 2015 JUN
6.1 % 2014 JUN
7.7 % 2013 JUN
8.0 % 2012 JUN
8.0 % 2011 JUN
7.8 % 2010 JUN
7.9 % 2009 JUN
5.5 % 2008 JUN
5.3 % 2007 JUN
5.5 % 2006 JUN
4.7 % 2005 JUN
4.8 % 2004 JUN
5.1 % 2003 JUN
5.2 % 2002 JUN
5.0 % 2001 JUN
5.3 % 2000 JUN
6.0 % 1999 JUN
6.3 % 1998 JUN
7.3 % 1997 JUN
8.2 % 1996 JUN
8.7 % 1995 JUN
9.6 % 1994 JUN
10.4 % 1993 JUN
9.9 % 1992 JUN
8.8 % 1991 JUN
6.9 % 1990 JUN
7.2 % 1989 JUN
8.6 % 1988 JUN
10.6 % 1987 JUN
11.4 % 1986 JUN
11.3 % 1985 JUN
11.8 % 1984 JUN
11.5 % 1983 JUN
10.6 % 1982 JUN
9.7 % 1981 JUN
6.5 % 1980 JUN
5.3 % 1979 JUN
5.5 % 1978 JUN
5.6 % 1977 JUN
5.4 % 1976 JUN
4.5 % 1975 JUN
3.6 % 1974 JUN
3.7 % 1973 JUN
4.4 % 1972 JUN
4.1 % 1971 JUN

Source: www.ons.gov.uk/…/unemployment

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