Unemployment falls

Labour Market Statistics, July 2013: ONS

  • The unemployment rate for March to May 2013 was 7.8% of the economically active population, down 0.2 percentage points from December 2012 to February 2013. There were 2.51 million unemployed people, down 57,000 from December 2012 to February 2013.
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for March to May 2013 was 71.4%, down 0.1 percentage points from December 2012 to February 2013. There were 29.71 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 16,000 from December 2012 to February 2013.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for March to May 2013 was 22.5%, up 0.2 percentage points from December 2012 to February 2013. There were 9.04 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, up 87,000 from December 2012 to February 2013.
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