Unemployment in the UK dropped by 65,000 to 2.58 million from March to May, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 65,000 to 2.58 million from March to May, as stated by the Office for National Statistics.
The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% in the period, down from 8.3% in the previous quarter.
Despite this, in June there were 1.60 million people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance – this was up 6,100 compared with May.
Unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds reduced by 10,000 to 1.02 million; while the number of full and part-time self-employed people went up by 32,000 from the previous quarter.
Looking across the regions and countries within the UK, the North East has the lowest employment rate, with the highest in the East of England and South East.