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    The Labour Market Recovery

    The labour market is recovering. It has been a long six years since the 2008 crunch heralded the start of ‘The Great Recession’ but, finally, after years of stagnation, recruitment is taking off again. The latest figures, released by the Office for National Statistics on the 11th of June, were hugely positive: unemployment down by 347,000 on the previous year to 6.6% of the economically active population (the biggest annual fall in 16 years), 780,000 more people in work overall than last year, wage growth- albeit still sluggish- gathering a bit more pace. Although some threats persist on the…

     

    Labour market Live

    • Unemployment is 2,122,000, down 43,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 121,000) and the unemployment rate is 6.5%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.4 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,044,300, down 36,300 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.1%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,206,000, down 48,000 on the quarter, representing 16.8% of the youth population (down 0.7 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 817,000, down 64,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 3.3 unemployed people per vacancy.
    • The employment rate

     

    Is The Work Programme Working?

    The Work Programme is working: 551,000 jobseekers move into employment, but those with the most serious health needs falling behind  

    Figures released today by ERSA, the representative body for the employment support sector, show that 551,000 long term unemployed jobseekers have now gained employment through the Work Programme, an increase of over 50,000 on three months ago.

    ERSA is also releasing, for the first time, figures showing the marked differential in performance between jobseekers on Employment and Support Allowance with different levels of health needs according to their Work Capability Assessment (WCA).  The statistics indicate that jobseekers whose WCA show…

     

    Labour Market Live

    • 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…

     

    Labour Market Live

    • Unemployment is 2,243,000, down 83,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 77,000) and the unemployment rate is 6.9%, down 0.3 percentage points on last month and down 0.3 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,142,000, down 30,400 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.4%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,255,000, down 40,000 on the quarter, representing 17.4% of the youth population (down 0.5 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 881,000, down 38,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 3.8 unemployed people per vacancy.
    • The employment rate is 72.6% (up 0.3 percentage points on last month’s…

     

    Labour market live

    • 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     …

     

    Labour Market Live

    • Unemployment is 2,320,000, down 68,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 167,000) and the unemployment rate is 7.1%, down 0.2 percentage points on last month and down 0.5 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,247,000, down 24,000 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.7%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,294,000, down 17,000 on the quarter, representing 18% of the youth population (down 0.2 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 920,000, down 39,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 4.1 unemployed people per vacancy.
    • The employment…

     

    Labour market Live

    • Unemployment is 2,388,000, down 78,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 99,000) and      the unemployment  rate is 7.4%, down  0.3 percentage points on last month and down 0.3 percentage points on last      quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,268,600, down 36,700 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.8%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,305,000, down 15,000 on the quarter, representing 18.1% of the youth population (down 0.2 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 941,000, down 19,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 4.3 unemployed  people per vacancy.
    • The employment  rate is 72% (up 0.2 percentage points…

     

    Labour Market Live

    • Unemployment is 2,466,000, down 21,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 48,000) and the unemployment rate is 7.8%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.2 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,306,400, down 41,700 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.9%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,311,000, down 50,000 on the quarter, representing 18.2% of the youth population (down 0.7 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 965,000, down 9,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 4.5 unemployed people per vacancy.
    • The employment…

     

    Labour Market Live

    Unemployment is 2,487,000, the same as last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 18,000) and the unemployment rate is 7.7%, the same as last month and down 0.1 percentage points on last quarter.

    • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,351,100, down 41,700 on last month, and the claimant rate is 4.0%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,312,000, down 36,000 on the quarter, representing 18.2% of the youth population (down 0.5 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 958,000, down 1,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 4.7 unemployed people per vacancy.
    • The employment rate is 71.7%…

     

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