United Kingdom Unemployment Rate Down to 7.6% in September


UK’s jobless rate for July to September 2013 was reported at 7.6 percent of the economically active population, down 0.2 percentage points from April to June 2013 and from a year earlier. It is the lowest rate since March of 2009.

In UK, there were 2.47 million unemployed people, down 48,000 from April to June 2013. The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.8 percent, up 0.3 percentage points from April to June 2013 and up 0.6 from a year earlier. There were 29.95 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 177,000 from April to June 2013.

The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.2 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from April to June 2013 and down 0.4 percentage points from a year earlier. There were 8.92 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 69,000 from April to June 2013.

Between September and October 2013 the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) fell by 41,700, from a revised 44,700 in September.  

Total pay rose by 0.7% compared with July to September 2012. Regular pay rose by 0.8% over the same period.

United Kingdom Unemployment Rate Down to 7.6% in September


ONS | Krisztina Györffy | krisztina@tradingeconomics.com
11/13/2013 9:43:23 AM