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)
The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 70.5 per cent for January-March 2012, up 0.2 on the quarter. There were 29.23 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 105,000 on the quarter. The quarterly increase in employment was entirely due to more part-time workers.
The unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent of the economically active population for January-March 2012, down 0.2 on the quarter. There were 2.63 million unemployed people, down 45,000 on the quarter.
The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23.0 per cent for January-March 2012, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 9.25 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 35,000 on the quarter.
For January-March 2012, total pay (including bonuses) rose by 0.6 per cent on a year earlier. This is the lowest growth rate since March-May 2009 and it is down 0.5 on the three months to February 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.6 per cent on a year earlier, unchanged on the three months to February 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 Labour Market Statistics, May 2012 Statistical Bulletin which includes summary data tables.
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 .
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.