The video shows:
Unemployment is currently 2.61 million in the UK, down 51,000 on the previous quarter.
Employment is 29.28 million, up 166,000 on the previous quarter.
Of the rise in employment, there was a 205,000 rise in private sector employment and a 39,000 fall in public sector employment.
The South West of England has had the largest fall in public sector employment over the year.
There are around 465,000 vacancies within the UK (for March-May 2012) and around 5.7 people unemployed in relation to each vacancy (for February-April 2012).
This short animated briefing, explaining the latest labour market estimates, is also available on the ONS YouTube channel.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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