To accompany the labour market release published on 12 September 2012, a short animated briefing is now available. This short video shows that:
Unemployment for everyone aged 16 and over for May to July 2012 was 2.59 million, down 7,000 on the previous three months. Employment for the same age group was 29.56 million, up 236,000 on the previous three months.
Public sector employment was 5.66 million in June 2012 and private sector employment 23.90 million. Public sector employment was down 235,000 and private sector employment up 471,000 between March and June 2012.
The three month change in public and private sector employment was affected by the reclassification of some educational bodies from the public sector to the private sector. Excluding the reclassification, public sector employment was down 39,000 and private sector employment up 275,000 between March and June 2012.
Finally it looks at total and average hours. It shows that over the past twenty years average full-time hours have fallen and average part-time hours have increased.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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