Labour market Live

July 17, 2014 10:53 am Published by

Unemployment is 2,122,000, down 43,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 121,000) and the unemployment rate is 6.5%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.4 percentage points on last quarter. The number of claimant unemployed is 1,044,300, down 36,300 on last month, and the claimant rate is 3.1%. The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,206,000, down 48,000 on the quarter, representing 16.8% of the youth population (down 0.7 percentage points). Youth unemployment (including students) is 817,000, down 64,000 on the quarter. There are 3.3 unemployed people per vacancy. The employment rate is 73.1% (up 0.2 percentage points on last month’s published figure and up 0.5 percentage points... View Article