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http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=12

The unemployment rate for the three months to April 2011 was 7.7 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.3 on the quarter. The total number of unemployed people fell by 88,000 over the quarter to reach 2.43 million. This is the largest quarterly fall in unemployment since the three months to August 2000. The number of people unemployed for up to 12 months fell by 72,000 over the quarter to reach 1.60 million. The number of people unemployed for over 12 months fell by 16,000 to reach 829,000, but the number of people unemployed for over

24 months increased by 39,000 to reach 385,000. The quarterly fall in unemployment occurred mainly among people aged from 16 to 24. The number of unemployed people in this age group fell by 79,000 over the quarter to reach 895,000, the lowest figure since the three months to April 2009.

The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to April 2011 was 23.3 per cent, up 0.1 on the quarter. The number of economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64 increased by 39,000 over the quarter to reach 9.37 million. This increase in inactivity was mainly due to an increase of 80,000 in the number of students not active in the labour market to reach 2.29 million. The total number of 16 to 24 year olds in full-time education increased by 61,000 on the quarter to reach

3.08 million.

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to April 2011 was 70.6 per cent, up 0.1 on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over increased by 80,000 on the quarter and by 376,000 on the year to reach 29.24 million. The number of people in employment is 333,000 lower than the pre-recession peak of 29.57 million recorded for the three months to May 2008. The number of employees and self-employed people working part-time because they could not find a full-time job increased by 46,000 on the quarter to reach 1.21 million, the highest figure since comparable records began in 1992. The number of people in employed in the public sector fell by 24,000 over the quarter to reach 6.16 million but the number of people employed in the private sector increased by 104,000 over the quarter to reach 23.08 million.

There were 1.49 million people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in May 2011, up 19,600 on April. The number of men claiming JSA increased by 11,100 to reach 1.01 million and the number of women claimants increased by 8,500 to reach 483,700, the highest figure since September 1996.

The whole economy earnings annual growth rate for total pay (including bonuses) was 1.8 per cent for the three months to April 2011, down from 2.4 per cent for the three months to March. This fall in the growth rate was largely driven by lower growth in bonuses across the private sector. The whole economy earnings annual growth rate for regular pay (excluding bonuses) was

2.0 per cent for the three months to April 2011, down from 2.1 per cent for the three months to March.

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