Unemployment down 99,000 to 2.39 million

Unemployment decreased by 99,000 between August 2013 and October 2013 to 2.39 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment decreased by 99,000 between August 2013 and October 2013 to 2.39 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

The headline figures are:

  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for August to October 2013 was 72.0%, up 0.4 percentage points from May to July 2013. There were 30.09 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 250,000 from May to July 2013.
  • The unemployment rate for August to October 2013 was 7.4% of the economically active population, down 0.3 percentage points from May to July 2013. There were 2.39 million unemployed people, down 99,000 from May to July 2013.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for August to October 2013 was 22.1%, down 0.1 percentage points from May to July 2013. There were 8.92 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 45,000 from May to July 2013.
  • Between August to October 2012 and August to October 2013 total pay rose by 0.9% and regular pay rose by 0.8%.

One Response to “Unemployment down 99,000 to 2.39 million”

  1. Sparky

    Inflation
    ———-
    It’s the lowest for four years. It’s now 60% lower than when Labour left office.

    GDP

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    The fastest quarterly growth rate of the G7. The best quarterly performance since 2010. “Towards the top end of the advanced economies” according to the Bank of England.

    Consumer Confidence
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    September was the highest in 6 years.

    Labour wrecks the economy. The Conservatives clear up the mess. It was the same in 1979 as 2010.

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