Labour market statistics

These statistics were published in July 2011.

“The unemployment rate for the three months to May 2011 was 7.7 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.1 on the quarter. The total number of unemployed people fell by 26,000 over the quarter to reach 2.45 million. The number of people unemployed for up to one year increased by 11,000 over the quarter to reach 1.64 million. The number of people unemployed for over one year fell by 37,000 to reach 807,000. 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 42,000 over the quarter to reach 917,000.”

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