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Release: Labour Market Statistics, January 2013

Released: 23 January 2013 Next edition: 20 February 2013
  • The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2012 was 71.4%, up 0.1 from June to August 2012. There were 29.68 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 90,000 from June to August 2012.

  • The unemployment rate for September to November 2012 was 7.7% of the economically active population, down 0.1 from June to August 2012. There were 2.49 million unemployed people, down 37,000 from June to August 2012. 

  • The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2012 was 22.5%, unchanged from June to August 2012. There were 9.03 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 13,000 from June to August 2012.

  • Between September to November 2011 and September to November 2012, total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.5% and regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.4%.

This release contains the latest estimates of labour market statistics (including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity) for the United Kingdom. More detailed Labour Market statistics, particularly at regional and local area level, are available on the NOMIS website .

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.

There is a pdf version of the Statistical Bulletin which includes summary data tables.

There is a separate release on this website for  Regional Labour Market Statistics .

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:

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  • 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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