Link to source: Labour Force Survey
The percentage of working-age households with no one in employment has decreased across the UK during the past 20 years. England has always had the lowest level. Wales and Scotland closed a large part of the gap in the five years following the 2008/09 recession, however the past two years have seen the gap widen again.
For this analysis, working-age households are defined as those that contain at least one person aged 16 to 64.