Labour Market Statistics: January 2012

Labour Market Statistics:January 2012

For September to November 2011

  • The unemployment rate was 8.4 per cent of the economically active population, up 0.3 on the quarter
  • There were 2.68 million unemployed people, up 118,000 on the quarter
  • The unemployment rate has not been higher since 1995 and the number of unemployed people has not been higher since 1994
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.1 per cent, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 9.29 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 61,000 on the quarter
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.3 per cent, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 29.12 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 18,000 on the quarter
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