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Release: Labour Market Statistics, October 2012

Released: 17 October 2012 Next edition: 14 November 2012
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for June to August 2012 was 71.3 per cent, up 0.5 from March to May 2012. There were 29.59 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 212,000 from March to May 2012.

  • The unemployment rate for June to August 2012 was 7.9 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.2 from March to May 2012. There were 2.53 million unemployed people, down 50,000 from March to May 2012.

  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for June to August 2012 was 22.5 per cent, down 0.3 from March to May 2012. There were 9.04 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 138,000 from March to May 2012.

  • Between June to August 2011 and June to August 2012, total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.7 per cent and regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 2.0 per cent.

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 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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