Workless households – fall in total and amongst Lone Parent Families

The percentage of households where no adults work was 15.9%, down 1.4 percentage points from a year earlier and the largest fall since comparable records began.

The percentage of households where all adults work was 55.3%, up 1.5 percentage points from a year earlier.

Of the regions in England and countries of the UK, the North East had the highest percentage of workless households at 21.2%, while the South East had the lowest at 12.3%.

The percentage of households in which no adult has ever worked was 1.5%, the same as a year earlier.

There were around 1.5 million children living in workless households, down 132,000 from a year earlier.

The percentage of lone parent families working has risen to 63.4%.
That is a 6.3% rise over the lifetime of the Coalition government where the age at which parents have to actively seek work has fallen from 12 to 5. Under the Labour Government the rise was 12.4%

Find all the tables here http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-375768

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