Labour Market LIVE

September 12, 2012 8:36 pm Published by

Unemployment is 2,592,000, up 29,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 7,000), and the unemployment rate is 8.1%, up 0.1 percentage points on last month (quarterly headline down 0.1 percentage point). The number of claimant unemployed is 1,570,500, down 15,000 on last month, and the claimant rate is 4.8%. The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,423,000, down 27,000 in the quarter, representing 19.6% of the youth population (down 0.3 percentage points in the quarter). Youth unemployment (including students) is 1,017,000, up 7,000 in the quarter. There are 5.5 unemployed people per vacancy. The employment rate is 71.2% (up 0.2 percentage points on last month’s published figure and up 0.5 percentage... View Article