Official Statistics

Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over since 1984 (experimental)

Experimental statistics on employment, unemployment and economic inactivity rates over time, of individuals over the age of 50 years old.

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Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over since 1984 (experimental)

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Data tables: Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over since 1984 (experimental)

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Background information and methodology

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Detail

These statistics provide official experimental details of the economic status (employed, unemployed or economically inactive) of individuals aged 50 years old and above from 1984 to 2015.

The figures are broken down by gender and 5-year age band and include statistics on full-time and part-time employment.

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