The unemployment rate in the United Kingdom stood at 4.3% in the May-July period, a rate half a point above that registered in the previous quarter, according to data published this Tuesday by the British Office for National Statistics (ONS). ), which has attributed the rise in unemployment to the increase in those unemployed for up to 12 months.

For its part, the employment rate in the United Kingdom closed the May-July period at 75.5%, half a point less than between February and April. According to the ONS, this decline in employment was due to full-time self-employed workers.

The estimate of salaried workers for the month of August points to a monthly decrease of 1,000 people compared to the revised figure for July, to 30.1 million people.

Furthermore, from June to August, the number of vacancies decreased by 64,000 people, reaching 989,000, thus marking its fourteenth consecutive quarterly decline.

For its part, the ONS highlights that, due to strikes and labor disputes, 281,000 working days were lost in July, the majority in education, health and social work.

Between May and July, British workers recorded a year-on-year increase in their salaries of 7.8%, excluding bonuses, the same rate as in the previous quarter and their largest increase since 2001, when comparable records began.

The annual growth of the total average salary of employees, including bonuses, reached 8.5%. In real terms (adjusted for inflation), annual growth was 1.2% for the total salary and 0.6% for the normal salary (excluding bonuses).