UK unemployment down

Labour Market Statistics, October 2012: ONS

  • The unemployment rate for June to August 2012 was 7.9 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.2 from March to May 2012
  • There were 2.53 million unemployed people, down 50,000 from March to May 2012
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for June to August 2012 was 22.5 per cent, down 0.3 from March to May 2012
  • There were 9.04 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 138,000 from March to May 2012 and down 314,000 on a year earlier
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for June to August 2012 was 71.3 per cent, up 0.5 from March to May 2012
  • There were 29.59 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 212,000 from March to May 2012 and up 510,000 on a year earlier

 

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