Unemployment down

Labour Market Statistics, December 2013: ONS

  • The percentage of the economically active population aged 16 and over who were unemployed (the unemployment rate) was 7.4%.
  • The unemployment rate is down 0.3 percentage points from May to July 2013 and down 0.5 from a year earlier.
  • There were 2.39 million unemployed people aged 16 and over, down 99,000 from May to July 2013 and down 121,000 from a year earlier.
  • The percentage of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work (the employment rate) was 72.0%.
  • The employment rate is up 0.4 percentage points from May to July 2013 and up 0.8 from a year earlier.
  • There were 30.09 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 250,000 from May to July 2013 and up 485,000 from a year earlier.
  • The percentage of people aged from 16 to 64 who were economically inactive (the economic inactivity rate) was 22.1% (the lowest since 1991).
  • The inactivity rate is down 0.1 percentage points from May to July 2013 and down 0.4 percentage points from a year earlier.
  • There were 8.92 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 45,000 from May to July 2013 and down 156,000 from a year earlier.

 

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