In this section

  • People not in employment who have not been seeking work within the last 4 weeks and/or are unable to start work within the next 2 weeks.

  • Claimants of unemployment related benefits including Employment and Support Allowance and other incapacity benefits, and Income Support and Pension Credit.

  • People who have been made redundant or have taken voluntary redundancy.

  • The level and rate of UK unemployment measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) using a definition of unemployment specified by the International Labour Organisation. Unemployed people as those without a job who have been actively seeking work in the past 4 weeks and are available to start work in the next 2 weeks. It also includes those who are out of work but have found a job and are waiting to start it in the next 2 weeks.