Unemployment down 115,000 to 1.96 million

Unemployment decreased by 115,000 in the three months to September 2014 to 1.96 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.0 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment decreased by 115,000 in the three months to September 2014 to 1.96 million, with the unemployment rate now at 6.0 per cent, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

  • Comparing the estimates for July to September 2014 with those for April to June 2014, employment continued to rise and unemployment continued to fall. These changes maintain the general direction of movement since late 2011/early 2012.
  • There were 30.79 million people in work. This was 112,000 more than for April to June 2014 and 694,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • The proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 in work (the employment rate), was 73.0%, higher than for April to June 2014 (72.8%) and higher than for a year earlier (71.6%).
  • There were 22.52 million people working full-time, 589,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.27 million people working part-time, 105,000 more than for a year earlier.
  • There were 1.96 million unemployed people, 115,000 fewer than for April to June 2014 and 529,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
  • The unemployment rate was 6.0%, lower than for April to June 2014 (6.3%) and lower than for a year earlier (7.6%). The unemployment rate is the proportion of the economically active population (those in work plus those seeking and available to work) who were unemployed.
  • There were 9.03 million people aged from 16 to 64 who were out of work and not seeking or available to work (known as economically inactive). This was 38,000 more than for April to June 2014 but 16,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
  • The economic inactivity rate was 22.2%, little changed compared to April to June 2014 (22.1%) and compared to a year earlier (22.3%).
  • Pay including bonuses for employees in Great Britain was 1.0% higher than a year earlier. Pay excluding bonuses for employees in Great Britain was 1.3% higher than a year earlier.

 

6 Responses to “Unemployment down 115,000 to 1.96 million”

  1. madasafish

    What Leftfootforward said two years ago… when the IMF downrated the UK economy and its forecast growth

    “But this is much more significant. The IMF’s reassessment means Ed Balls had the right policies a year ago. Being right on policy wins elections.”

    http://tinyurl.com/pxyawh5

    Guess what? Both the IMF and Ed Balls got it wrong…

  2. Guest

    And oh look, the underlying indicators show the IMF was right. Ed’s still to the right of the IMF, let alone you.

    We have a bubble in the city, not a recovery.

  3. treborc1

    Well the numbers in the bubble are dropping.

  4. sarntcrip

    .believe those figures you probably believe gideon is cutting the deficit too!
    BoE yet again says wages will rise they said last year it never happened
    all a bit JACKANORY

  5. sarntcrip

    ONLY THE WEALTHY ARE FEELING ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT AT THE CURRENT RATE WAGE INCREASES WILL TAKE 12 YEARS TO REACH PRE 2010 LEVELS IF ED WINS THE TORY LEGACY WILL BE STAGFLATION AND ANOTHER RECESSION FOR THE NEEDY AND VULNERABLE TO PAY FOR

  6. madasafish

    Please don’t shout. it’s rude.

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