Explaining Employment, Unemployment and Inactivity Data

Youth unemployment data

This video explores employment data and the three economic situations a person might find themselves in: employment, unemployment and inactivity. It explores the relationship and how the numbers are produced.

ONS independently produces the estimates from the Labour Force Survey.

Employment Data:


This video clarifies the the three different economic situations as:

Employed: Someone who does more than one hour of paid work

Unemployed: Someone not employed but looking and available for work

Inactive: Someone who is neither employed nor unemployed

Find out more:

You can find out more by watching the above video or visiting the ONS archives

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