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UK Economy - Record numbers not working because of ill health

Graham Watson

18th May 2023

Some of the latest data regarding the intersect between the labour market and health make for grim reading. Whilst the employment rate has risen to nearly 76%, there are still two and half million people not working because of ill health.

So, how would you draw this? And what are the implications of this for the main macroeconomic objectives?

It's also worth a look at the article just to get the latest unemployment figures prior to any exams that you have and details regarding job creation too.

Figures for the UK labour market for January to March 2023 show:
1/ employment was 75.9%
2/ unemployment was 3.9%
3/ economic inactivity was 21.0%

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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