Unemployment is 1,959,000, down 12,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 115,000) and the unemployment rate is 6%, the same as last month and down 0.3 percentage points on last quarter. The number of claimant unemployed is 931,700, down 20,400 on last month, and the claimant rate is 2.8%. The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,126,000, down 16,000 on the quarter, representing 15.4% of the youth population (down 0.2 percentage points). Youth unemployment (including students) is 737,000, down 39,000 on the quarter. There are 2.9 unemployed people per vacancy. The employment rate is 73% (the same as last month’s published figure and up 0.2 percentage points in the preferred quarterly measure).