Unemployment down 18,000 to 2.49 million

Unemployment decreased by 18,000 between June 2013 and August 2013 to 2.49 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.7 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment decreased by 18,000 between June 2013 and August 2013 to 2.49 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.7 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

The headline figures are:

  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for June to August 2013 was 71.7%, up 0.3 percentage points from March to May 2013. There were 29.87 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 155,000 from March to May 2013.

  • The unemployment rate for June to August 2013 was 7.7% of the economically active population, down 0.1 percentage points from March to May 2013. There were 2.49 million unemployed people, down 18,000 from March to May 2013.

  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for June to August 2013 was 22.2%, down 0.2 percentage points from March to May 2013. There were 8.95 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 83,000 from March to May 2013.

  • Between June to August 2012 and June to August 2013 total pay rose by 0.7% and regular pay rose by 0.8%.

One Response to “Unemployment down 18,000 to 2.49 million”

  1. MT

    Just rejoice at that news…

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