Labour Market Information

January 23, 2013 5:10 pm Published by

Unemployment is 2,490,000, down 19,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 37,000), and the unemployment rate is 7.7%, down 0.1 percentage points (quarterly headline down 0.1 percentage points). The number of claimant unemployed is 1,557,100, down 12,100 on last month, and the claimant rate is 4.7%. The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,346,000, down 18,000 in the quarter, representing 18.5% of the youth population (down 0.3 percentage points in the quarter). Youth unemployment (including students) is 957,000, up 1,000 in the quarter. There are 5.1 unemployed people per vacancy. The employment rate is 71.4% (up 0.2 percentage points on last month’s published figure and up 0.1 percentage points in the... View Article