Unemployment Figures

The latest unemployment figures are out today.

Unemployment figures: in brief

  • Unemployment has fallen for the first time in almost a year, leaving 2.65 million people out of work

  • The total dipped by 35,000 in the quarter to February, giving a jobless rate of 8.3%.

  • The number of unemployed women increased by 8,000 in the latest quarter to 1.14million, the highest figure for almost 25 years
  • There were 1.03 million unemployed 16-to-24-year-olds, down by 9,000 from the three months to November and the lowest total since last autumn.