February 27, 2014 4:35 pm Published by
  • Unemployment is 2,342,000, up 21,000 from      last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 125,000)      and the unemployment      rate is 7.2%, up      0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.4 percentage points on last      quarter.
  • The number of claimant      unemployed is 1,215,700, down 27,600 on last month, and the claimant rate is      3.6%.
  • The number      of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or      training) is 1,300,000, down 11,000 on the quarter,      representing 18.0% of the youth population (down 0.1      percentage points).
  • Youth unemployment (including students) is 917,000, down      48,000 on the quarter.
  • There are 4.1 unemployed      people per vacancy.
  • The employment      rate is 72.1% (no      change on last month’s published figure and up 0.3      percentage points in the preferred quarterly measure).
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