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Release: Regional Labour Market Statistics, February 2013

Released: 20 February 2013 Next edition: 20 March 2013
  • Employment rate highest in the South East (75.0%) and lowest in the North East (67.7%).

  • Unemployment rate highest in the North East (9.7%) and lowest in the South West (5.5%).

  • Inactivity rate highest in the North East (24.9%) and lowest in the East of England (19.6%).

  • Claimant Count rate highest in the North East (7.7%) and lowest in the South East (3.0%).

The tables contain Labour Market headline indicators for each UK country and region. These cover Economic Activity, Employment, Unemployment, Economic Inactivity, Workforce jobs and Claimant Count.

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:

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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.

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