May 14, 2014 11:11 am Published by
  • Unemployment is 2,209,000, down 34,000 from      last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 133,000) and      the unemployment      rate is 6.8%, down      0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.4 percentage points on last      quarter.
  • The number of claimant      unemployed is 1,116,700, down 25,100 on last month, and the claimant rate is      3.3%.
  • The number      of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or      training) is 1,238,000, down 62,000 on the quarter, representing      17.2% of the youth population (down      0.8 percentage points).
  • Youth unemployment (including students) is 868,000, down 48,000 on      the quarter.
  • There are 3.6 unemployed      people per vacancy.
  • The employment      rate is 72.7% (up      0.1 percentage points on last month’s published figure and up 0.6 percentage      points in the preferred quarterly measure).
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