Employment Centre UK
Unemployment Rate (UK)
Steady Unemployment Rate in Britain
Starts Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 06:12
Updated Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The unemployment rate in Britain declining during the first half of 2018 from 4.3% at the beginning of last year to 4.0% in June and remained at that level throughout last summer. In September, it ticked higher one point to 4.1% and it remained a 4.1% in October as well. This report will be for November when we saw some realy weak economic figures throughout Europe and the UK. Let's see if that has had an impact on the unemployment rate. Our experienced analysts will cover this event and the effects it might have on the currency in real-time.
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About Unemployment Rate (UK)
The U.K. Unemployment Rate is calculated and released by the Office for National Statistics. It is a statistic that measures the ongoing levels of unemployed individuals in the domestic workforce. Unemployment rates are derived by dividing the number of unemployed workers by the entire non-military labor pool. It is intended to measure the percentage of people willing to work and actively seeking jobs.As a general rule, high unemployment rates are found in recessionary economic cycles while low rates are common in periods of growth. Monetary policy decisions take into account the Unemployment Rate as a leading metric of economic performance. Low unemployment leads to inflation and a tightening of monetary policy, while higher rates are seen as a precursor to prolonged deflation.Traders look upon the release of U.K. Unemployment as an important metric facing the U.K. economy. Abnormal levels are viewed as being likely catalysts for policy change, with U.K. indices and GBP being highly sensitive to its release.