Tag: claimant count

UK unemployment soars to 17-year high

UK unemployment soars to 17-year high

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose sharply in the three months to August a�� rising to a 17-year high. The ONS said unemployment rose by 114,000 in the three month period to 2.57 million, taking the unemployment rate to 8.1% – higher than forecasts. In comparison, unemployment in the […]

October 12, 2011 More
UK unemployment up to 2.51 million

UK unemployment up to 2.51 million

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose sharply in the three months to July a�� the biggest rise in almost two years. The ONS said unemployment rose by 80,000 in the three month period to 2.51 million a�� far higher than the 70,000 expected by economists. The latest figures take […]

September 14, 2011 More
UK unemployment rate and claimant count up

UK unemployment rate and claimant count up

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to June. The ONS said unemployment rose by 38,000 in the three month period to 2.49 million. The latest figures take the unemployment rate from 7.7% to 7.9%. Economists had expected the rate to stay flat at 7.7% Meanwhile, […]

August 17, 2011 More
UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment fell further in the three months to April. The ONS said unemployment fell by 88,000 in the three month period to 2.430 million a�� the biggest fall since August 2000. The latest figures means the unemployment rate remained flat at 7.7%. However, the number […]

June 15, 2011 More
Spanish unemployment continues to climb

Spanish unemployment continues to climb

Figures have today revealed the unemployment rate in Spain rose to 20.5% – twice the euro zone average. According to the Ministry of Labour, there are now 4.33 million people out of work – the highest since 1996. Meanwhile, the benefit claimant count rose by 34,406 people. Spain currently has the highest unemployment rate in […]

April 4, 2011 More
UK unemployment rate rises to 7.9%

UK unemployment rate rises to 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to October. The ONS said unemployment grew by 35,000 in the three month period to just over 2.5 million. The latest figures takes the unemployment rate to an unexpected 7.9% – for the first time in six months. In […]

December 15, 2010 More
UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to September. The ONS said unemployment fell by 9,000 in the three month period to an almost unchanged reading of 2.448 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7%. In the meantime, the number of […]

November 17, 2010 More
UK unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

UK unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to August. The ONS said unemployment fell by 20,000 in the three month period to 2.448 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate dipped from 7.8% to 7.7% – the lowest rate since May 2009. In the meantime, […]

October 13, 2010 More
UK unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8%

UK unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to July. The ONS said unemployment fell by 8,000 in the three month period to 2.47 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.8%, said the ONS. This compares with 10% in the euro zone […]

September 15, 2010 More
UK unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8%

UK unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to June. According to the ONS, the number of people unemployed in the UK fell to 2.457 million. The ONS said the jobless total dived by 49,000 in the three month period – representing the biggest quarterly drop since […]

August 11, 2010 More
UK unemployment rate eases further to 7.8%

UK unemployment rate eases further to 7.8%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment fell in the three months to May. According to the ONS, the number of people unemployed in the UK fell to 2.468 million, boosted by a record rise in part-time work. The latest figures means the unemployment rate dipped to 7.8% from 7.9% […]

July 14, 2010 More
UKa��s unemployment rate up to 13-year high of 7.9%

UKa��s unemployment rate up to 13-year high of 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment rose by 21,000 in the three months to October to 2.491 million, taking the unemployment rate to 7.9% – a 13-year high. However, the increase was slower than expected and was the smallest quarterly rise since March-May 2008 Furthermore, the number of Britons […]