According to the Labour Market Report from the UK's Office of National Statistics, the number of workers in Great Britain increased while unemployment fell. In the first quarter of 2017. There were 31.95 million workers with a high employment rate of 74.8%. There were 1.54 million unemployed with an unemployment rate of 4.6% and 8.83 billion economically inactive with an inactivity rate of 21.5%. Nominal average weekly earnings (including bonuses) increased by 2.4%.