Labour market statistics
AbstractSummary of labour market statistics published on 15 June 2011A video explaining this story is available on the ONS You Tube channel at: http://youtu.be/MSDYYxTh2UMThe unemployment rate for the three months to April 2011 was 7.7 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.3 on the quarter. The total number of unemployed people fell by 88,000 over the quarter to reach 2.43 million. This is the largest quarterly fall in unemployment since the three months to August 2000. The number of people unemployed for up to 12 months fell by 72,000 over the quarter to reach 1.60 million. The number of people unemployed for over 12 months fell by 16,000 to reach 829,000, but the number of people unemployed for over 24 months increased by 39,000 to reach 385,000. The quarterly fall in unemployment occurred mainly among people aged from 16 to 24. The number of unemployed people in this age group fell by 79,000 over the quarter to reach 895,000, the lowest figure since the three months to April 2009.
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Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 (June)
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