UK Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.8% in April


UK jobless rate for February to April 2013 was 7.8 percent of the economically active population, unchanged from November 2012 to January 2013. There were 2.51 million unemployed people, down 5,000 from November 2012 to January 2013. Youth unemployment was recorded at 20.5 percent.

Compared with a year earlier, the number of unemployed decreased by 88,000. There were 516,000 job vacancies for March to May 2013, up 48,000 compared with a year earlier and the highest since October to December 2008.

The inactivity rate was 22.4 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from November 2012 to January 2013 but down 0.5 from a year earlier. There were 8.99 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, up 40,000 from November 2012 to January 2013 but down 199,000 from a year earlier.
The number of people in employment was 29.76 million for February to April 2013, up 24,000 from November 2012 to January 2013 and up 432,000 on a year earlier. The number of people in fulltime employment was 21.69 million for February to April 2013, up 15,000 from November 2012 to January 2013. The number of people in part-time employment was 8.06 million, up 8,000 from November 2012 to January 2013.

UK Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.8% in April


ONS | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
6/12/2013 9:56:57 AM