Unemployment down

Labour Market Statistics, February 2014

  • The unemployment rate for October to December 2013 was 7.2% of the economically active population, down 0.4 percentage points from July to September 2013
  • There were 2.34 million unemployed people, down 125,000 from July to September 2013
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for October to December 2013 was 72.1%, up 0.3 percentage points from July to September 2013
  • There were 30.15 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 193,000 from July to September 2013
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for October to December 2013 was 22.1%, virtually unchanged from July to September 2013.
  • There were 8.93 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 8,000 from July to September 2013
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