Labour Market Live

May 14, 2014 11:11 am Published by

Unemployment is 2,209,000, down 34,000 from      last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 133,000) and      the unemployment      rate is 6.8%, down      0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.4 percentage points on last      quarter. The number of claimant      unemployed is 1,116,700, down 25,100 on last month, and the claimant rate is      3.3%. The number      of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or      training) is 1,238,000, down 62,000 on the quarter, representing      17.2% of the youth population (down      0.8 percentage points). Youth unemployment (including students) is 868,000, down 48,000 on      the quarter. There are 3.6 unemployed      people per vacancy. The employment      rate is 72.7%... View Article