Unemployment up 7,000 to 2.52 million

Unemployment rose by 7,000 between November 2012 and January 2013 to 2.52 million, but the unemployment rate stays at 7.8%, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

Unemployment rose by 7,000 between November 2012 and January 2013 to 2.52 million, but the unemployment rate stays at 7.8%, today’s labour market statistics reveal.

The headline figures are:

  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for November 2012 to January 2013 was 71.5%, up 0.3 percentage points from August to October 2012. There were 29.73 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 131,000 from August to October 2012.
  • The unemployment rate for November 2012 to January 2013 was 7.8% of the economically active population, unchanged from August to October 2012. There were 2.52 million unemployed people, up 7,000 from August to October 2012.
  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for November 2012 to January 2013 was 22.3%, down 0.3 percentage points from August to October 2012. There were 8.95 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 118,000 from August to October 2012.
  • Between November 2011 to January 2012 and November 2012 to January 2013 total pay and regular pay rose by 1.2%. However as inflation measured by the Consumer Prices Index was 2.7% between January 2012 and January 2013, there continues to be a cut in the real value of pay.

We will have more detailed reaction later today on Left Foot Forward.

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One Response to “Unemployment up 7,000 to 2.52 million”

  1. Terence Craven

    Thanks for the informative post,

    It always astounds me just how high the unemployment levels are here in the UK. Sure we can all point the finger, and rightly so, but in my opinion there’s only two ways to lower unemployment and that’s to insource and train the workforce.

    There’s a pretty good post on Microsoft Training dot net:http://www.microsofttraining.net/b/blog/2013/03/obama-insourcing-and-microsoft-office/

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