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Release: Labour Market Statistics, April 2014

Released: 16 April 2014 Next edition: 14 May 2014
  • Employment was up by 239,000 from September to November 2013 and up by 691,000 on a year earlier to 30.39 million for December 2013 to February 2014. 

  • Unemployment was down by 77,000 from September to November 2013 and down by 320,000 on a year earlier to 2.24 million for December 2013 to February 2014. 

  • Economic inactivity was down by 86,000 from September to November 2013 and down by 104,000 on a year earlier to 8.85 million for December 2013 to February 2014. 

  • Between December 2012 to February 2013 and December 2013 to February 2014, total pay (including bonuses) for employess in Great Britain increased by 1.7% and regular pay (excluding bonuses) increased by 1.4%.

This release contains the latest estimates of labour market statistics (including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity) for the United Kingdom. There is a pdf version of the Statistical Bulletin which includes summary data tables. Further information is available from the labour market statistics page on this website.

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

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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