Skip to content

Latest on the Labour Market - Animated Short Video (YouTube), April 2012

Released: 18 April 2012 Download PDF


A short video explaining the latest labour market estimates is available on the ONS YouTube channel. It shows:

  • Unemployment in December 2011 to February 2012 was 2.65 million, down 35,000 on the previous three months. Employment was 29.17 million (up 53,000) and inactivity stood at 9.27 million (down 25,000).

  • Comparing December 2011 to February 2012 with the same period a year earlier, unemployment had risen by 172,000 and employment had fallen by 57,000.

Further information is available in the Statistical Bulletin and the data tables.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Background notes

  1. A number of stories relating to labour market statistics are available from NOMIS® .       
  2. Details of the policy governing the release of new data are available by visiting or from the Media Relations Office email:

    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.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
© Crown Copyright applies unless otherwise stated.