1.33 million people were unemployed; 23.5% have been unemployed for more than 12 months and a 0.1% increase on previous quarter
- Employment rate increased slightly to 75.9%
- 8.73 million people are economically inactive, 156,000 lower than the last quarter, driven by part time and self-employed workers.
- Economic inactivity is still 361,000 higher than pre-pandemic levels, and 586,000 are classified as long term sick but want to have a job
- Record high movement of people out of economic inactivity into employment
- Vacancies fell again to 1.08 million, the tenth consecutive quarterly fall. The number of unemployed people per vacancy was 1.2
- The number of payrolled employees fell for the first time since February 2021 down 136,000 to at 29.8 million
- Growth in total pay was 5.8% and regular pay was 6.7% and they fell in real terms by 3% and 2% respectively.
- 5.9 million people were claiming Universal Credit, of which 1.44 million were searching for work
- Redundancies fell to 2.8 per thousand employees and is lower than pre-pandemic levels