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Release: Labour Market Statistics, August 2011

Released: 17 August 2011 Next edition: 14 September 2011
  • The employment rate was 70.7 per cent and there were 29.27 million employed people. The unemployment rate was 7.9 per cent and there were 2.49 million unemployed people. The inactivity rate was 23.2 per cent and there were 9.30 million inactive people aged from 16 to 64.

  • Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 2.6 per cent on a year earlier. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 2.2 per cent on a year earlier.
The Labour Market Statistical Bulletin contains the latest data for employment, economic activity, economic inactivity, unemployment, claimant count, average earnings, productivity, unit wage costs, vacancies and labour disputes. The Bulletin is accompanied by data tables and articles.

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