MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK’s second quarter unemployment rate was 3.8%, the same as from March to May, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Tuesday.
The metric matched the forecasts of analysts surveyed by the DailyFX portal.
At the same time last year, the UK unemployment rate was 4.7%.
At the same time, the average number of unemployed people aged 16 and over in the UK from April to June was 1.294 million, 35,000 more than in April-May and 306,000 less than the same period last year.
On an annual basis, the average number of employed UK residents aged 16 and over increased by 489,000 in Q2 to 32.792 million, with 75.5% of employees in the 16-64 age group. did.
Average real weekly wages in the country, including and excluding bonuses, increased by 5.1% and 4.7% respectively on an annual basis, while analysts forecast 4.5%.
https://sputniknews.com/20220816/uk-unemployment-rate-in-q2-remains-at-38-office-for-national-statistics-says–1099643553.html UK unemployment rate to stay at 3.8% in second quarter, Office for National Statistics says