Unemployment falls slightly

Labour Market Statistics, August 2013: ONS

For April to June 2013:

  • The unemployment rate for April to June 2013 was 7.8% of the economically active population, unchanged from January to March 2013.
  • There were 2.51 million unemployed people, down 4,000 from January to March 2013.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for April to June 2013 was 22.3%, virtually unchanged from January to March 2013.
  • There were 8.99 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 10,000 from January to March 2013.
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for April to June 2013 was 71.5%, up 0.1 percentage points from January to March 2013.
  • There were 29.78 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 69,000 from January to March 2013.
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