Labour Market Division
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Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, People not in Work, Employment, Employment Type, Job Statistics, Workforce Jobs, Jobs, Vacancies, Vacancies by Industry, Vacancies by Size of Enterprise, Earnings, Weekly Earnings, Bonus Earnings, Basic Pay, Hours of Work, Average Hours, Total Hours, Usual Hours, Weekly Hours, Labour Disputes, Days Lost Due to Industrial Action, Productivity, Claimant Count, Economic Inactivity, Redundancies, Unemployment, Claimant Count Flows, Claimant Count Rates, Claimant Count by Age, Claimant Count by Duration of Claim, Claimant Count by Sex, Jobseeker's Allowance, Economic Inactivity by Age, Economic Inactivity by Reason, Economic Inactivity by Sex, Redundancies by Industry, Redundancies by Rate and Level, Long Term Unemployment, Unemployment Rates, Unemployment by Age, Unemployment by Duration, Unemployment by Sex
Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK and GB
Employment was up by 239,000 from September to November 2013 and up by 691,000 on a year earlier to 30.39 million for December 2013 to February 2014.
Unemployment was down by 77,000 from September to November 2013 and down by 320,000 on a year earlier to 2.24 million for December 2013 to February 2014.
Economic inactivity was down by 86,000 from September to November 2013 and down by 104,000 on a year earlier to 8.85 million for December 2013 to February 2014.
Between December 2012 to February 2013 and December 2013 to February 2014, total pay (including bonuses) for employess in Great Britain increased by 1.7% and regular pay (excluding bonuses) increased by 1.4%.
This release contains the latest estimates of labour market statistics (including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity) for the United Kingdom. There is a pdf version of the Statistical Bulletin which includes summary data tables. Further information is available from the labour market statistics page on this website.
There is a separate release on this website for Regional Labour Market Statistics . More detailed Labour Market statistics, particularly at regional and local area level, are available on the NOMIS website .
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.