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Release: Labour Market Statistics, December 2011

Released: 14 December 2011 Next edition: 18 January 2012
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.3 per cent, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 29.11 million people in employment aged 16 and over, down 63,000 on the quarter. The unemployment rate was 8.3 per cent of the economically active population, up 0.4 on the quarter. There were 2.64 million unemployed people, up 128,000 on the quarter. The unemployment rate is the highest since 1996 and the number of unemployed people is the highest since 1994. The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.2 per cent, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 9.33 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 54,000 on the quarter.

  • Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 2.0 per cent on a year earlier, down 0.3 on the three months to September 2011(with both the private and public sectors showing lower pay growth). Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.8 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.1 on the three months to September 2011.

There is a pdf version of the Statistical Bulletin including summary data tables.

There is a separate release for Regional Labour Market Statistics.

There is a separate release for Public Sector Employment Statistics.

 

This release contains the latest estimates of labour market statistics (including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity) for the United Kingdom.

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