Jobless rate vs unemployment rate

#1

Hi, I’ve just come across the term ‘jobless rate’ on the BBC and I wonder what the difference between jobless rate and unemployment rate might be. Can anyone shed some light on this please? Many thanks, Torsten

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It’s just another way of saying the same thing. ‘Unemployment rate’ is a standard expression used in an official sense. ‘Jobless’ perhaps makes the statistic sound slightly less official making you think of the people involved. Even more down to earth is - The number of people out of work has risen/fallen …

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