Unemployment is 2,511,000, down 6,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 5,000), and the unemployment rate is 7.8%, the same as last month and the last quarter. The number of claimant unemployed is 1,507,000 down 9,000 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 1,340,000, down 14,000 in the quarter. Youth unemployment (including students) is 950,000, down 43,000 in the quarter. There are 5.0 unemployed people per vacancy. The employment rate is 71.5% (a slight increase on last month’s published figure and the same as the preferred quarterly measure).