Unemployment down 48,000 to 2.47 million

Unemployment decreased by 48,000 between July 2013 and September 2013 to 2.47 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.6 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment decreased by 18,000 between July 2013 and September 2013 to 2.47 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.6 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

The headline figures are:

  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for July to September 2013 was 71.8%, up 0.3 percentage points from April to June 2013. There were 29.95 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 177,000 from April to June 2013.
  • The unemployment rate for July to September 2013 was 7.6% of the economically active population, down 0.2 percentage points from April to June 2013. There were 2.47 million unemployed people, down 48,000 from April to June 2013.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for July to September 2013 was 22.2%, down 0.2 percentage points from April to June 2013. There were 8.92 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 69,000 from April to June 2013.
  • Between July to September 2012 and July to September 2013 total pay rose by 0.7% and regular pay rose by 0.8%.

2 Responses to “Unemployment down 48,000 to 2.47 million”

  1. Jake Church

    Utter garbage, the figures systematically massaged and helped by the disgusting act of benefit sanctions; anyone and i believe the i’m all right jack hordes will swallow this guff need a reality check!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. frank100

    Utter garbage indeed. The reality is that many of the jobs are only part time although presented as if fulltime. A part time job is OK if, because of personal justifyable circumstances, that is all a person has time for but most in part time work would prefer a fulltime job if it was available

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