UK employment rate estimated at 75.9% in quarter to July, up 0.4 percentage point quarter-over-quarter, 0.7 percentage point lower than pre-pandemic level; economic inactivity rate estimated at 21.1%, 0.4 percentage point lower than previous quarter: ONS

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LONDON , July 19, 2022 (press release) –

Estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity for the UK.

Main points

  • March to May 2022 estimates show a fall in the economic inactivity rate, particularly among those that said they did not want a job, and in the unemployment rate, with a corresponding increase in the employment rate, when compared with the previous three-month period (December 2021 to February 2022).
  • Total hours worked increased compared with the previous three-month period but are still just below pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic levels.
  • The UK employment rate was estimated at 75.9%, 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous three-month period but 0.7 percentage points lower than before the coronavirus pandemic (December 2019 to February 2020).
  • The UK unemployment rate was estimated at 3.8%, 0.1 percentage points lower than the previous three-month period, and 0.2 percentage points below pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.
  • The UK economic inactivity rate was estimated at 21.1%, 0.4 percentage points lower than the previous three-month period, but 0.9 percentage points higher than before the coronavirus pandemic.

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