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  • 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 rate is 71.8% (up 0.1 percentage points on last month’s published figure and up 0.3 percentage points in the preferred quarterly measure).