Labour Market Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455070
Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Employment, Regional Employment, Local Labour Market Indicators, Jobs, People not in Work, Economic Inactivity, Unemployment, Unemployment by Region, Economic Inactivity by Age, Employment Type, Hours of Work, Average Hours, Usual Hours, Weekly Hours, Claimant Count, Claimant Count Flows, Claimant Count Rates, Claimant Count by Sex, Jobseeker's Allowance, Claimant Count by Age, Claimant Count by Duration of Claim, Economic Inactivity by Reason, Economic Inactivity by Sex
Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
Employment rate highest in the East of England and the South West (74.6 per cent) and lowest in the North East (67.9 per cent).
Unemployment rate highest in the North East (9.9 per cent) and lowest in the South West (5.8 per cent).
Inactivity rate highest in the North East (24.6 per cent) and lowest in the East of England (19.9 per cent).
Claimant Count rate highest in the North East (7.7 per cent) and lowest in the South East (3.0 per cent).
The tables contain Labour Market headline indicators for each UK country and region. These cover Economic Activity, Employment, Unemployment, Economic Inactivity, Workforce jobs and Claimant Count.
Further Labour Market Statistics are available on the NOMIS website.
The claimant count will be affected by the planned introduction of Universal Credit in October 2013. ONS has launched a consultation on the measurement of the Claimant Count following the introduction of Universal Credit. The consultation runs until 23 November 2012.
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.