RTTNews - The number of workless households in the UK was 3.30 million in April to June, up 240,000 from a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday.

The workless household rate, the percentage of households in which no adults work, increased 1.1 percentage points year-on-year to 16.9%. This is the highest rate since 1999 and the largest year-on-year increase since 1997.

The number of working households was 10.7 million, down 410,000 from a year earlier.

Across the UK, the workless household rate was highest in the North East of England, at 23.2%, with the lowest rate in the East of England at 12.2%.

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