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Release: Labour Market Statistics, August 2012

Released: 15 August 2012 Next edition: 12 September 2012
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.0 per cent, up 0.4 on the quarter. There were 29.48 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 201,000 on the quarter.

  • The unemployment rate was 8.0 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 2.56 million unemployed people, down 46,000 on the quarter.

  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.6 per cent, down 0.3 on the quarter. There were 9.10 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 117,000 on the quarter.

  • Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.6 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.1 on the three months to May 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.8 per cent on a year earlier, unchanged on the three months to May 2012.

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 Statistical Bulletin which includes summary data tables. There is a short video explaining these figures.

There is a separate release on this website for Regional Labour Market Statistics.

More detailed Labour Market statistics, particularly at regional and local area level, are available on the NOMIS website.

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