Unemployment down 167,000 to 2.32 million

Unemployment decreased by 167,000 between September 2013 and November 2013 to 2.32 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment decreased by 167,000 between September 2013 and November 2013 to 2.32 million, with the unemployment rate now at 7.1 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

The headline figures are:

 

  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2013 was 72.1%, up 0.5 percentage points from June to August 2013. There were 30.15 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 280,000 from June to August 2013.
  • The unemployment rate for September to November 2013 was 7.1% of the economically active population, down 0.5 percentage points from June to August 2013. There were 2.32 million unemployed people, down 167,000 from June to August 2013.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2013 was 22.2%, down 0.1 percentage points from June to August 2013. There were 8.93 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 22,000 from June to August 2013.
  • Between October to December 2012 and October to December 2013 total pay and regular pay rose by 0.9%.

2 Responses to “Unemployment down 167,000 to 2.32 million”

  1. Mr A Bit Sarky

    Unemployment is down to ONLY 2.3 million?! Happy days are here again.

  2. Sparky

    It could be worse -we could be Spain or Greece.

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