United Kingdom Unemployment Rate at 7.7% in November


The unemployment rate for September to November 2012 was 7.7% of the economically active population, down 0.1 from June to August 2012. There were 2.49 million unemployed people, down 37 000 from June to August 2012.

Compared with a year earlier, the total number of people in work increased by 552 000, the biggest annual increase since 1989. The number of men working full-time increased by 237 000 and the number of women working full-time increased by 77 000.

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2012 was 71.4%, up 0.1 from June to August 2012. There were 29.68 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 90,000 from June to August 2012. The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2012 was 22.5%, unchanged from June to August 2012. There were 9.03 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 13 000 from June to August 2012.
 
Between September to November 2011 and September to November 2012, total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.5% and regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.4%.

ONS | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
1/23/2013 9:36:23 AM