The unemployment rate was 8.1 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 2.59 million unemployed people, down 7,000 on the quarter.
The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.4 per cent, down 0.5 on the quarter. There were 9.01 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 181,000 on the quarter.
Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.5 per cent on a year earlier, down 0.3 on the three months to June 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.9 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.1 on the three months to June.