Unemployment down 132,000 to 2.08 million

Unemployment decreased by 132,000 in the three months to June 2014 to 2.08 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment decreased by 132,000 in the three months to June 2014 to 2.08 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.4 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

  • For April to June 2014, there were 30.60 million people in work, 167,000 more than for January to March 2014 and 820,000 more than a year earlier.
  • For April to June 2014, there were 2.08 million unemployed people, 132,000 fewer than for January to March 2014 and 437,000 fewer than a year earlier.
  • For April to June 2014, there were 8.86 million economically inactive people (those out of work but not seeking or available to work) aged from 16 to 64. This was 15,000 more than for January to March 2014 but 130,000 fewer than a year earlier.
  • For April to June 2014, pay including bonuses for employees in Great Britain was 0.2% lower than a year earlier, but pay excluding bonuses was 0.6% higher.

8 Responses to “Unemployment down 132,000 to 2.08 million”

  1. Guest

    Meanwhile, in socialist France, it’s 10.4%.

  2. Leon Wolfeson

    Meanwhile, our actual unemployment is far higher, once you count those on workfare. Then we can discuss the underemployed.

    And of course we’re in a downwards wage/productivity spiral. (RPI should have been mentioned, of course – it’s well above 0.6%!)

    France also has far less poverty.
    But that’s just leftist, can’t be allowed.

  3. Guest

    The UK had the fastest GDP growth of any G7 nation in the year to June.

  4. Leon Wolfeson

    The UK is seeing a bubble in the City (again), yes, which is going to have disastrous consequences when it bursts.

    We’re in a sharp downwards wage/productivity spiral, at the same time as the social safety net – which was already illegally poor – is being shredded.

    You’re defending high and rapidly rising poverty.

  5. Guest

    So the high growth rate is actually a bad thing?

  6. Leon Wolfeson

    I didn’t say that..

  7. Guest

    Me: the Uk has the highest growth rate of the G7

    You: you’re defending high and rapidplay rising poverty.

  8. Leon Wolfeson

    “rapidplay”

    Making up words now, eh? Yeano.

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