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Release: Labour Market Statistics, June 2012

Released: 20 June 2012 Next edition: 18 July 2012
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.6 per cent, up 0.3 on the quarter.

  • There were 29.28 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 166,000 on the quarter. The number of people employed in the private sector increased by 205,000 to reach 23.38 million but the number of people employed in the public sector fell by 39,000 to reach 5.90 million, the lowest figure since March 2003. 

  • The unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 2.61 million unemployed people, down 51,000 on the quarter. 

  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.0 per cent, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 9.23 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 69,000 on the quarter.

  • Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.4 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.5 on the three months to March 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.8 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.2 on the three months to March 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. A short video is available on the website.

There is a separate release on this website for Public Sector Employment.

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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