Unemployment at all-time lowOn 23 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today UK unemployment is at an all-time low with just 1.5 million people now outof work. In February, the unemployment rate fell to 4.8 per cent – the lowest sincerecords began in 1984 – with the number of unemployed people falling by 33,000in the three months to January to 1.44 million. The claimant count – ie, those claiming jobseekers’ benefits – showed itsninth consecutive monthly fall, dropping by 6,600 to 885,200 in February – thelowest figure since 1975. The number of people in work grew by 121,000 in the three months to Januaryto a record high of 28.27 million – mainly due to an extra 88,000 women joiningthe workforce. The number of vacancies (around 576,000) also rose, with unfilled posts up15,100 on 2003. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.