A year earlier, the unemployment rate came in at 3.4 percent.
In June 2016, the number of unemployed persons were 2.10 million, a decrease of 140 thousand (-6.3 percent from a year earlier). The number of employed persons were 64.97 million, an increase of 720 thousand (+1.1 percent from the previous year).
The labour force rate grew 0.9 percent from a year earlier to 67.07 million and population aged 15 and over was flat at 110.79 million.
The labour force participation rate increased by 0.5 percentage points to 60.5 percent from 60.0 percent in June 2015.