UK household unemployment falls slightly

The ‘Working and Workless Households 2011’ bulletin reveals the percentage of UK households which contain no adults in employment fell by 0.3% on the year during the second quarter of 2011.

Equally, the percentage of those where all of the resident adults are employed increased by 0.5% on the year.

However, there are now 18,000 more households in the UK in which all the resident adults have never had a paid job. The latest figures suggest this is now closer to 370,000 homes in the UK.

The largest fall in unemployment was among one-person households where there is just one adult member with no children. The current figure of 34.7% represents a 2.1% fall on the year.

Estimates within report only cover households that contain at least one person aged 16 to 64.