UK Unemployment at Lowest Rate since 1975


UK Unemployment has fallen to the lowest rate since 1975.

The UK Unemployment rate is now 3.9% with a fall of 27,000 to reduce the unemployed to 1.34 million. ONS August 2019 report


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The UK Unemployment rate is now 3.9% with a fall of 27,000 to reduce the unemployed to 1.34 million. ONS February 2019 report

6 Months BEFORE the Brexit Referendum the Unemployment rate was 5.1%

6 Months AFTER the Brexit Referendum the Unemployment rate was 4.6%

30 months AFTER the Brexit Referendum, the Unemployment rate is 3.9%


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Alok Sharma, the Minister of State for Employment, said: “The UK jobs market continues to go from strength to strength, proving the underlying resilience of the British economy” and “EU workers accounted for 45 percent of the UK’s growth in employment between 2014 and 2016 but since the referendum they have made up just 5 percent.

For the two years before the Brexit Referendum about half of the people taking the new jobs in the UK were EU citizens,  since the Brexit Referendum, this has dropped to just one in ten.

The majority of UK jobs are now being taken by British Citizens.

Unemployment Rates after the Brexit referendum

4.9% 2016 May-Jul
5.0% 2016 Jun-Aug
4.8% 2016 Jul-Sep
4.8% 2016 Aug-Oct
4.8% 2016 Sep-Nov
4.7% 2016 Oct-Dec
4.7% 2016 Nov-Jan
4.6% 2016 Dec-Feb
4.6% 2017 Jan-Mar
4.5% 2017 Feb-Apr
4.4% 2017 Mar-May
4.4% 2017 Apr-Jun
4.3% 2017 May-Jul
4.3% 2017 Jun-Aug
4.3% 2017 Jul-Sep
4.2% 2017 Aug-Oct
4.3% 2017 Sep-Nov
4.4% 2017 Oct-Dec
4.3% 2017 Nov-Jan
4.2% 2017 Dec-Feb
4.2% 2018 Jan-Mar
4.2% 2018 Feb-Apr
4.2% 2018 Mar-May
4.0% 2018 Apr-Jun
4.0% 2018 May-Jul
4.0% 2018 Jun-Aug
4.1% 2018 Jul-Sep
4.1% 2018 Aug-Oct
4.0% 2018 Sep-Nov
4.0% 2018 Oct-Dec
3.9% 2018 Nov-Jan
3.9% 2018 Dec-Feb
3.8% 2019 Jan-Mar
3.8% 2019 Feb-Apr
3.8% 2019 Mar-May
3.9% 2019 Apr-Jun
3.8% 2019 May-Jul

Source: www.ons.gov.uk


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