Labour Market Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455400
Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, People not in Work, Employment, Employment Type, Job Statistics, Workforce Jobs, Jobs, Vacancies, Vacancies by Industry, Vacancies by Size of Enterprise, Earnings, Weekly Earnings, Bonus Earnings, Basic Pay, Hours of Work, Average Hours, Total Hours, Usual Hours, Weekly Hours, Labour Disputes, Days Lost Due to Industrial Action, Productivity, Claimant Count, Economic Inactivity, Redundancies, Unemployment, Claimant Count Flows, Claimant Count Rates, Claimant Count by Age, Claimant Count by Duration of Claim, Claimant Count by Sex, Jobseeker's Allowance, Economic Inactivity by Age, Economic Inactivity by Reason, Economic Inactivity by Sex, Redundancies by Industry, Redundancies by Rate and Level, Long Term Unemployment, Unemployment Rates, Unemployment by Age, Unemployment by Duration, Unemployment by Sex
Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK and GB
Survey name(s): Labour Force Survey, Labour Disputes Statistics, Vacancy Survey, Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey, Short Term Employment Survey (GAPS), Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey, Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)
An error was discovered in the Labour Market Statistics dataset and the Claimant Count and Vacancies dataset originally published on 18 April 2012. In both of these datasets the following four Claimant Count Age and Duration series were affected for the January 2012 time period only:
AGLX UK Claimant Count - total computerised claims - People - seasonally adjusted (000s)
AGNA UK Claimant Count: People - 18-24years: All computerised claims - seasonally adjusted (000s)
AGNG UK Claimant Count: Men - All ages: All computerised claims - seasonally adjusted (000s)
JLGP UK Claimant Count: Women - 18-24years: Up to 6 months - seasonally adjusted (000s)
All data within the Labour Market Statistics, April 2012 Statistical Bulletin and accompanying Excel data tables were published correctly. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.
The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.4 per cent, up 0.1 on the quarter. There were 29.17 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 53,000 on the quarter.
The unemployment rate was 8.3 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 2.65 million unemployed people, down 35,000 on the quarter. This is the first quarterly fall in unemployment since the three months to May 2011.
The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.1 per cent, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 9.27 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 25,000 on the quarter.
This release contains the latest estimates of labour market statistics (including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity) for the United Kingdom.
There is a pdf version of the Labour Market Statistics, April 2012 Statistical Bulletin which includes summary data tables.
There is a separate release for Regional Labour Market Statistics.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.