Labour Market Statistics – unemployment

Labour Market Statistics, Feb 2013: ONS

  • The unemployment rate was 7.8% of the economically active population, down 0.1 percentagepoints on July to September 2012 and down 0.6 on a year earlier. There were 2.50 million unemployed people, down 14,000 on July to September 2012 and down 156,000 on a yearearlier.
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.5%, up 0.3 percentage points on Julyto September 2012 and up 1.1 on a year earlier. There were 29.73 million people in employmentaged 16 and over, up 154,000 on July to September 2012 and up 584,000 on a year earlier.•
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.3% (the lowest since 1991), down 0.2percentage points on July to September 2012 and down 0.8 on a year earlier. There were 8.98million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 94,000 on July to September2012 and down 294,000 on a year earlier.
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