Older Worker Employment Statistics: February 2016

Period Covering October – December 2015 (claimant figures Jan 2016)

Category All Men Women

In Paid Employment (Millions)

Change on previous 3 months (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

8.39

+77

+260

4.45

+52

+135

3.94

+26

+125

Employment Rate

Change on previous 3 months Change on previous year

70.1%

+0.4%

+1.1%

75.7%

+0.6%

+1.2%

64.7%

+0.2%

+1.0%

Economically Inactive (Millions)

Change on previous 3 months (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

3.28

-22

-72

1.25

-31

-49

2.03

+9

-24

Inactivity Rate

Change on previous 3 months Change on previous year

27.4%

-0.3%

-1.0%

21.2%

-0.6%

-1.2%

33.4%

no change

-0.9%

Unemployment: 50 and over (000s)

Change on previous 3 months (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

318

-10

-1

196

-1

-2

123

-9

+1

50+ Unemployment Rate

Change on previous 3 months Change on previous year

3.2%

-0.1%

-0.1%

3.6%

-0.1%

-0.2%

2.7%

-0.2%

-0.1%

50+ Unemployed 12+ Months (000s)

Change on previous 3 months (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

134

(42.2%)*

+3

-17

85

(43.3%)*

+3

-15

49

(40.3%)*

no change

-1

Claimant Count**: 50+ (000s)

January 2016

Change on previous month (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

171.9

-2.5

-1.4

109.9

-2.2

-1.7

62.0

-0.4

+0.3

50+ Claiming** 12+ months (000s)

January 2016

Change on previous month (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

Information currently unavailablefrom 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 numbers.


Men & Women 65+

Category All Men Women

In Employment (000s)

Change on previous 3 months (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

1,201

+33

+74

737

+24

+55

465

+9

+20

Employment Rate

Change on previous 3 months Change on previous year

10.6%

+0.2%

+0.4%

14.2%

+0.4%

+0.7%

7.6%

+0.1%

+0.2%

Economically Inactive (Millions)

Change on previous 3 months (000s) Change on previous year (000s)

10.12

+23

+152

4.44

+7

+69

5.67

+16

+84

Inactivity Rate

Change on previous 3 months Change on previous year

89.2%

-0.2%

-0.5%

85.6%

-0.3%

-0.7%

92.3%

-0.1%

-0.3%

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)

Janary 2016

Included in 50-64 table

Claiming 12+ months (000s)

January 2016

Informationcurrently unavailable from ONS

Informationcurrently unavailable from ONS

Informationcurrently unavailable from ONS

 

Source: UK Labour Market February 2016 – Official Statistics


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