Labour Market LIVE

May 15, 2013 11:16 pm Published by

Unemployment is 2,518,000, down 45,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline up 15,000), and the unemployment rate is 7.8%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and up 0.1 percentage points on last quarter. The number of claimant unemployed is 1,520,800, down 7,300 on last month, and the claimant rate is 4.5%. The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,362,000, up 22,000 in the quarter, representing 18.8% of the youth population (up 0.3 percentage points). Youth unemployment (including students) is 958,000, down 17,000 in the quarter. There are 5.0 unemployed people per vacancy. The employment rate is 71.4% (no change on last month’s published figure and down 0.2 percentage points in the... View Article