Labour Market Statistics, November 2011

Labour Market Statistics, November 2011

  • There were 2.62 million unemployed people, up 129,000 on the quarter.
  • The unemployment rate was 8.3 per cent of the economically active population, up 0.4 on the quarter.
  • The unemployment rate is the highest since 1996 and the number of unemployed people is the highest since 1994.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.3 per cent, up 0.1 on the quarter.
  • There were 9.36 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, up 64,000 on the quarter.
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.2 per cent, down 0.4 on the quarter.
  • There were 29.07 million people in employment aged 16 and over, down 197,000 on the quarter.
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