December 19, 2013 11:52 am Published by
  • Unemployment is 2,388,000, down 78,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 99,000) and      the unemployment  rate is 7.4%, down  0.3 percentage points on last month and down 0.3 percentage points on last      quarter.
  • The number of claimant unemployed is 1,268,600, down 36,700 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.8%.
  • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,305,000, down 15,000 on the quarter, representing 18.1% of the youth population (down 0.2 percentage points).
  • Youth unemployment (including students) is 941,000, down 19,000 on the quarter.
  • There are 4.3 unemployed  people per vacancy.
  • The employment  rate is 72% (up 0.2 percentage points on last month’s published figure and up 0.4 percentage points in the preferred quarterly measure).

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