Unemployment rises

Labour market statistics, April 2013: ONS

  • The unemployment rate for December 2012 to February 2013 was 7.9% of the economically active population, up 0.2 percentage points from September to November 2012. There were 2.56 million unemployed people, up 70,000 from September to November 2012.
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for December 2012 to February 2013 was 71.4%, virtually unchanged from September to November 2012. There were 29.70 million people in employment aged 16 and over, little changed (down 2,000) from September to November 2012.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for December 2012 to February 2013 was 22.2% (the lowest since 1991), down 0.2 percentage points from September to November 2012. There were 8.95 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 57,000 from September to November 2012.
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2 responses to “Unemployment rises

  1. The news spends less time telling us about how many people are employed and focusses on employment. Don’t you think if we see more positive figures then things will change ?

    • “Good News”-only publications have been tried several times – they haven’t been successful. In this blog I aim to provide links to referenced data sources so people can make up their own minds.

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