To accompany the labour market release published on 20 February 2013, a short animated briefing is available. It covers the following:
Employment for everyone aged 16 and over was 29.73 million in October to December 2012, a rise of 154,000 compared with the previous three months.
Unemployment for everyone aged 16 and over was 2.50 million in October to December 2012, a fall of 14,000 on the previous three months.
In recent months full-time employment has been increasing and over the past year it has increased by 394,000, the largest annual rise in people working full-time since 2005.
Since Oct-Dec 1997 employment has increased by around 3.1 million. 794,000 of the increase was for those born in the UK and 2.3 million were born outside the UK. Since Oct-Dec 2011 employment has increased by around 589,000 and of this increase, 380,000 was for people born in the UK and 212,000 for those born outside of the UK.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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