Official Statistics

Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time: October 2018

These experimental statistics detail the trends over time in the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over.

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Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time: October 2018

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Data tables: Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time: October 2018

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Background information and methodology

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Details

The statistics include, the:

  • average age of exit from the labour market – this covers the time period from 1950 to 2018
  • economic status of individuals aged 50 and over, over time – this includes employment, inactivity and unemployment rates and levels and covers the time period from 1984 to 2018
  • employment rate gap between 50 to 64 year olds and 35 to 49 year olds

The figures:

  • are broken down by gender
  • are broken down by 5-year age bands (from 50 to 75+)
  • include statistics on full-time and part-time employment

The background information and methodology note provides more information including the context, source and limitations of the statistics.

Published 11 October 2018