Labour Market Live

November 13, 2013 4:41 pm Published by

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... View Article