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Labour Force Data

United Kingdom July-September 2011

The ONS data for this period shows that male unemployment rates were higher for males than for females, in each of the overall age group categories. This was particularly so in the 16-24 youth category, overall male unemployment at 606 thousand, being 60% of the total for this category, and female unemployment at 410 thousand 40% of the total.

 

Category

Totals

1000’s

Male

Female*

1000’s

Rate %

1000’s

Rate %

All 16 - 64

         

Employed

27,550

15,021

75.1

12,530

68.6

Unemployed

2,587

1,522

9.2

1,065

7.8

Economically inactive

8,141

3,465

17.3

4,676

25.6

Totals

38,278

20,008

 

18,271

 

All 16 - 24

         

Employed

3,620

1,845

49.6

1,775

49.4

Unemployed

1,016

606

24.7

410

18.8

Economically inactive

2,675

1,269

34.1

1,405

39.1

Totals

7,311

3,720

 

3,591

 

16 - 24 in full-time education

         

Employed

811

326

21.7

485

31.3

Unemployed

286

157

32.6

129

21.0

Economically inactive

1,958

1,021

67.9

937

60.4

Totals

3,055

1,504

 

1,551

 

16 - 24 not in full-time education

         

Employed

2,809

1,519

68.6

1,290

63.3

Unemployed

730

449

22.8

281

17.9

Economically inactive

716

248

11.2

468

23.0

Totals

4,255

2,216

 

2,039

 

 

* Statistics for females relate to ages 16 - 59.

 

Sources:

 

ONS A03 Labour Force Survey summary, people aged 16 to 59/64

ONS A06 Educational status and Labour Market status (employment, unemployment, and inactivity) of people aged from 16 to 24