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Release: Regional Labour Market Statistics, July 2014

Released: 16 July 2014 Next edition: 13 August 2014
  • The employment rate in Great Britain was highest in the South East (76.9%) and lowest in Wales (69.2%).

  • The unemployment rate in Great Britain was highest in the North East (9.6%) and lowest in the South East (4.4%).

  • The inactivity rate in Great Britain was highest in Wales (25.7%) and lowest in the East of England (19.3%).

  • The Claimant Count rate in Great Britain was highest in the North East (5.2%) and lowest in the South East (1.8%).

In this release

Latest key labour market statistics for the regions and countries of Great Britain along with statistics for local authorities, travel-to-work areas and parliamentary constituencies.

There is an article on the website to help users interpret labour market statistics and highlight some common misunderstandings. A more detailed Guide to Labour Market Statistics is also available.

The National Labour Market Statistical Bulletin and data for Northern Ireland are available separately.

Further Labour Market Statistics are available on the NOMIS website.

An animated map of Claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in the UK by local authority is available on the ONS website.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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