Labour market live

February 27, 2014 4:35 pm Published by

Unemployment is 2,342,000, up 21,000 from      last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 125,000)      and the unemployment      rate is 7.2%, up      0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.4 percentage points on last      quarter. The number of claimant      unemployed is 1,215,700, down 27,600 on last month, and the claimant rate is      3.6%. The number      of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or      training) is 1,300,000, down 11,000 on the quarter,      representing 18.0% of the youth population (down 0.1      percentage points). Youth unemployment (including students) is 917,000, down      48,000 on the quarter. There are 4.1 unemployed      people per vacancy. The employment      rate is 72.1%... View Article