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Employment and unemployment in the UK

The latest on the labour market March 2013 UNEMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT NOT IN LABOUR FORCE of (118k 2.52m 29.73m 8.95m 7k people aged 16 and over were people aged 16 and over were out of work but seeking and available to work people aged between 16 and 64 were either not looking for work or not available to work in work 71.5% 131k A fall in this number can 1.4m of us cause an increase in the labour force 1.1m of people aged 16 to 64 were employed of us CLAIMANT COUNT 1.54m vallof 1.5k The Labour Force 7.8%. people aged 18 and over were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance of the labour force aged 16 and over could not find a job Some people may find jobs and move into employment Job Centre 0 labour force aged 16 and over looking for work but unable to find a job 15 ghe 1.9% Some people may start seeking work and move into unemployment 12 | This can explain how | | employment and unemployment figures can rise at the same time 3.4% 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011 AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS Inflation OCAnnual Wage Growth 1.2% annual growth in wages excluding bonuses £442 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009_2010 2011 2012 average level of weekly wages excluding bonuses Even though wages have been rising, in recent years prices have been rising at a faster rate. ---..- ------ --. EARNINGS by INDUSTRY NOTE 0.9% People in === construction and ; manufacturing (1.9% tend to work longer hours on i average than i those in services £428 £515 £524 1.3% Services Construction Manufacturing 1. Unemployment, employment and not in labour force estimates for November 2012 to January 2013 and changes since August to October 2012 2. Claimant count is for February 2013 and the fall is compared to January 2013 3. The labour force is everyone who is employed or unemployed 4. Wage estimates are for January 2013 and exclude bonus payments and arrears of pay 5. The figures for annual growth in wages refer to the growth in wages between November 2011 - January 2012 and November 2012 - January 2013 6. Inflation is measured using the Consumer Prices Index Office for National Statistics

Employment and unemployment in the UK

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Overview of the latest UK employment and unemployment statistics including average weekly earnings and earnings by industry.


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