UK unemployment holds at 6 per cent

  • UK unemployment was unchanged in September, staying at the 6 per cent figure recorded in August. 
  • While the rate was unmoved, employment did rise by 112,000. 
  • Employment among 16 to 64 year olds was 73 per cent between July and September; compares to 71.6 per cent in same period last year. 
  • Wages in the July-September period grew by 1.3 per cent; outpacing inflation for the first time since 2009. 

ONS Report