Great Britain: Unemployment Rises to 8.3%, Employment Rate Below 58%

Posted on November 16, 2011


Great Britain Office for National Statistics reported that the unemployment rate was 8.3 per cent, up 0.4 on the previous quarter. There were 2.62 million unemployed people, the highest since 1994 and up 129,000 on the quarter.

Great Britain Labor Market 
  Previous Consensus Actual
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.2% 8.3%
Economic Activity Rate 63.1%   63.1%
Employment Rate 57.9%   57.8%
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