Unemployment falls

Labour Market Satistics, August 2012: ONS

  • The unemployment rate was 8.0 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 2.56 million unemployed people, down 46,000 on the quarter
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.6 per cent, down 0.3 on the quarter. There were 9.10 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 117,000 on the quarter
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.0 per cent, up 0.4 on the quarter. There were 29.48 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 201,000 on the quarter
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