The graph below shows female unemployment rates in each country of the United Kingdom in 2013 and 2014.
The bar chart shows the unemployment rates for women in four countries during a two-year period.
Over all, the percentage of England, Wales and Northern Ireland met a decrease except Scotland’s.
The highest unemployment rate of all these four countries was in England in 2013, at a rate of 6.8%. However, the following year this number fell to 6.5%. Although it dropped, England still ranked the second highest unemployment rate during 2014. The only country higher than England was Scotland, which had risen from 6.1% to 6.7% over the two years. And it was the only country which had an increasing percentage of female unemployment rates.
Both Wales and Northern Ireland had lower unemployment rates than the other two. Northern Ireland was recorded the greatest fall in female unemployment, with a drop of 1%.The final percentage was 4.6%. By contrast, Wales fell by 4%, slightly higher than Northern Ireland, whose unemployment rate of 2014 was 5.0%.