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December older workers’ labour market participation statistics

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Worker Employment Statistics : December 2017

Period Mostly Covering Q3 (Aug-Oct) 2017

Men & Women 50-6

Category All Men Women
In Paid Employment (Millions)
Change on previous 3 months (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
8.82
+46
+195
4.60
+20
+46
4.22
+26
+149
Employment Rate
Change on previous 3 months
Change on previous year
71.2%
+0.1%
+0.4%
75.7%
+0.1%
-0.5%
66.9%
+0.2%
+1.3%
Economically Inactive (Millions)
Change on previous 3 months (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
3.29
+12
+33
1.32
+20
+72
1.97
-8
-39
Inactivity Rate (%)
Change on previous 3 months
Change on previous year
26.5%
no change
-0.2%
21.7%
+0.2%
+0.9%
31.2%
-0.2%
-1.2%
Unemployment: 50 and over (000s)
Change on previous 3 months (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
297
-16
-20
172
-19
-14
125
+3
-7
50+ Unemployment Rate (%)
Change on previous 3 months
Change on previous year
2.9%
-0.2%
-0.2%
3.1%
-0.4%
-0.3%
2.6%
no change
-0.2%
50+ Unemployed 12+ Months (000s)
Change on previous 3 months (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
118
(39.8%)*
+2
-13
68
(39.7%)
-8
-19
50
(39.9%)
+11
+6
Claimant Count**: 50+ (000s)
November 2017
Change on previous month (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
211.6
+2.1
+20.5
130.8
+0.9
+10.1
80.8
+1.2
+10.4
50+ Claiming** 12+ months (000s)
November 2017
Change on previous month (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
Information currently unavailable from ONS Information currently unavailable from ONS Information currently unavailable from ONS

* Highest proportion of those unemployed or claiming for 12+ months in any age group.
** Combined Jobseekers Allowance & Unemployed Universal Credit computerised claim experimental numbers
Men & Women 65+

Category All Men Women
In Employment (000s)
Change on previous 3 months (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
1,176
+14
-39
715
+10
-2
460
+4
-15
Employment Rate
Change on previous 3 months
Change on previous year
10.1%
+0.1%
-0.5%
13.3%
+0.1%
-0.7%
7.3%
no change
-0.4%
Economically Inactive (Millions)
Change on previous 3 months (000s)
Change on previous year (000s)
10.47
+42
+232
4.65
+18
+123
5.83
+23
+110
Inactivity Rate
Change on previous 3 months
Change on previous year
89.7%
no change
+0.5%
86.4%
-0.1%
+0.6%
92.6%
no change
+0.4%
Unemployment (000s) Included in 50-64 table
Unemployment Rate Included in 50-64 table
Unemployed 12+ Months (000s) Included in 50-64 table
Claimants Count (000s)
November 2017
Included in 50-64 table
Claiming 12+ months (000s)
November 2017
Information currently unavailable from ONS Information currently unavailable from ONS Information currently unavailable from ONS

Older Workers employment stats overview DEC 2017/KiF