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Labour Market Statistics

The Office for National Statistics has announced that:

  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for July to September 2013 was 71.8%, up 0.3% from April to June 2013. There were 29.95 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 177,000 from April to June 2013.

  • The unemployment rate for July to September 2013 was 7.6% of the economically active population, down 0.2% from April to June 2013. There were 2.47 million unemployed people, down 48,000 from April to June 2013.

  • Between July to September 2012 and July to September 2013 total pay rose by 0.7% and regular pay rose by 0.8%.

Neil Carberry, CBI Director of Employment and Skills, said:

'Further signs of recovery can clearly be seen in these jobs figures. Unemployment is falling faster and businesses have taken on 124,000 more employees in full-time work.'

'It is really pleasing to see more regions benefiting from job creation.'

'It's clear that pay restraint is continuing to underpin employment growth. We expect wages to pick up next year, but sustained growth must come first to protect jobs.'

Internet link: ONS CBI press release



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