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Unemployment rate by sex


Source: Office for National Statistics – Male unemployment rate and Female unemployment rate


  • The chart shows the unemployment rate for those aged 16 and over.
  • The level and rate of UK unemployment measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) using a definition of unemployment specified by the International Labour Organisation. Unemployed people as those without a job who have been actively seeking work in the past 4 weeks and are available to start work in the next 2 weeks. It also includes those who are out of work but have found a job and are waiting to start it in the next 2 weeks.