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Labour Market Trends • December 2005
Volume 113 • Number 12 • Pages 465 - 516
Contents
Labour market analysis and summary
November 2005 assessment
467
Key data
473
News
News and research
475
Items on: New Deal statistics; migrant worker statistics; and Pension Trends.
National Statistics features
Trends in public sector employment
477
Latest estimates to June 2005.
Stephen Hicks, Labour Market Division, Office for National Statistics
Characteristics of people employed in the public sector
489
Uses the LFS to identify some of the key attributes that differentiate public sector
workers from those working in the private sector.
Daniel Heap, Labour Market Division, Office for National Statistics
Occupational segregation by sex and ethnicity in
England and Wales, 1991 to 2001
501
An analysis of trends in occupational difference and inequality.
Louisa Blackwell and Daniel Guinea-Martin, Health and Care Division,
Office for National Statistics
Tables
The most recent figures for employment, unemployment, economic activity
and inactivity, earnings, claimant count, vacancies, redundancies, labour disputes
and government employment and training measures plus enquiry points.
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Labour market analysis and summary
November 2005
assessment
By Vassilis Madouros, Labour Market Division, Office for National Statistics
Summary
The UK labour market appears to
remain resilient in light of the
current economic slowdown
apparent in output data, although
there are some mixed messages
coming out of the latest data.
According to the Labour Force
Survey (LFS), there was an increase
in the employment rate in the three
months to September and the
trend is increasing slightly. The
unemployment rate showed no
change over the quarter and the
trend is flat. Total weekly hours
worked showed an increase over the
quarter, due both to a rise in the
number of people in employment
and to an increase in average hours
worked. Looking at the more up-todate claimant count, however, the
number of people claiming
Jobseeker’s Allowance rose in
October for the ninth consecutive
month. There was a fall in vacancies
in the three months to October and
the trend in vacancies is falling.
Looking at earnings growth, the
excluding bonus series was
unchanged in the three months to
September compared with the three
months to August. It has edged
down since the recent peak recorded
towards the end of 2004, suggesting
that wage pressures in the economy
are easing.
Employment
The latest employment figures for
July-September 2005 show an increase
in the working-age employment rate
over the quarter of 0.2 percentage
points, currently standing at 74.9
per cent (see Figure 1). The
Figure
employment rate for men remained
unchanged over the quarter,
standing at 79.1 per cent, while for
women it increased by 0.3
percentage points over the quarter to
stand at 70.4 per cent, a record high
since comparable records began in
1971. The trend in the employment
rate is increasing slightly.
The number of people aged 16
and over who are in employment
increased by 123,000 over the
1
Working-age employment rate; United Kingdom;
September 1995 to September 2005
Per cent
76
Rate
75
Trend
74
73
72
71
0
1995 1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Labour Force Survey
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An overview of the UK labour market, drawing together the latest official labour market data and
information from non-government sources and taking the wider economic picture into account.
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quarter and 334,000 over the year.
The employment level now stands at
28.798 million and is at a record
high since comparable records
began in 1971. The quarterly rise in
employment was driven by women,
with the female employment level
rising by 81,000 to stand at 13.291
million. The male employment level
increased by 42,000 on the quarter
and currently stands at 15.507
million.
The quarterly rise in employment
was driven solely by people working
on a full-time basis1. The level of
full-time employment saw an
increase of 127,000 over the quarter,
while the level of part-time
employment fell by 4,000 over the
same period. These changes are
driven mainly by women, with the
number of women in full-time
employment rising by 99,000 over
the quarter and the number of
women in part-time employment
falling by 17,000 over the same
period (see Figure 2).
Looking at employment categories
by type, there was an increase in the
number of employees over the
quarter (up 101,000), to stand at
24.942 million. This is a record high
since comparable records began in
1992. The number of self-employed
increased by 38,000 on the quarter to
stand at 3.656 million. Breaking this
down by sex, 2.675 million of the
self-employed are men (73.2 per
cent) and 981,000 are women
(26.8 per cent).
Workforce jobs fell by 0.2 per cent
(49,000) between March and June
2005, and rose by 0.5 per cent
(150,000) over the year. Looking
at the industry breakdown, there
were falls over the quarter in
manufacturing (down 1.3 per cent
or 47,000), construction (down 1.7
per cent or 38,000) and distribution,
Office for National Statistics
hotels and restaurants (down 0.2 per
cent or 13,000). The largest rise in
jobs over the quarter was recorded
in finance and business services (up
0.3 per cent or 21,000) and other
services (up 0.9 per cent or 17,000).
Looking at hours worked, total
Figure
actual weekly hours of work
increased by 6.5 million on the
quarter and 14.4 million over the
year to stand at 923.9 million in JulySeptember 2005 (see Figure 3). This
is a record high since comparable
records began in 1971 and is a
2
Full-time and part-time female employment; United Kingdom;
September 1995 to September 2005
Thousands
8,000
Women full-time
7,500
Women part-time
7,000
6,500
6,000
5,500
5,000
0
1995 1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2004
2005
Source: Labour Force Survey
Figure
3
Total actual weekly hours worked; United Kingdom;
September 1995 to September 2005
Millions
930
Level
920
Trend
910
900
890
880
870
860
850
0
1995 1996
1997
1998
Source: Labour Force Survey
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1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
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combined effect of a higher number
of people in employment as well as
an increase in average weekly hours
of work. The rise in total hours of
work is driven mainly by women.
Over the year, women’s total actual
weekly hours of work increased by
9.7 million, while average weekly
hours increased by 0.3 hours.
These movements are linked to the
observed increase in the number of
women in full-time employment.
The trend in total actual weekly
hours worked continues to increase.
Unemployment
The latest unemployment figures for
July-September 2005 suggest that the
trend in the unemployment rate is
flat. The unemployment rate for
people aged 16 and over remained
virtually unchanged on the quarter,
standing at 4.7 per cent (see Figure 4).
The unemployment rate for men
stands at 5.2 per cent (up 0.1
percentage point on the quarter),
while for women it stands at 4.2 per
cent (down 0.1 percentage point on
the quarter) and is a joint record low
since comparable records began in
1971. The latest estimate of the
unemployment level is 1.433 million,
down 1,000 on the quarter and up
41,000 on the year. Breaking this
down by gender, the unemployment
level for men stands at 849,000
(up 15,000 on the quarter) and the
unemployment level for women
stands at 584,000 (down 16,000 on
the quarter).
Looking at the duration of
unemployment, most categories
saw a decrease in the number of
unemployed people over the quarter.
In detail, the number of people
unemployed for up to 6 months
fell by 13,000 on the quarter, the
number of people unemployed for
more than 12 months fell by 13,000
and the number of people
unemployed for more than 24
months fell by 9,000. By comparison,
the number of people unemployed
over 6 and up to 12 months
increased by 25,000 on the quarter.
Overall, the latest data suggest that
Figure
the trend in the unemployment level
is close to flat.
The claimant count (the number
of people claiming Jobseeker’s
Allowance) increased further in
October to stand at 890,100 (up
12,100 on the month) (see Figure 5).
4
Unemployment rate; United Kingdom;
September 1995 to September 2005
Per cent
9
Rate
Trend
8
7
6
5
4
0
1995 1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Labour Force Survey
Figure
5
Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant count; United Kingdom;
October 2000 to October 2005
Thousands
1,100
1,000
900
800
0
2000 2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Claimant count
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A rise in the claimant count was
recorded within all UK regions.
The claimant count rate for October
remains at 2.8 per cent, unchanged
from September. Looking at flows,
increases were recorded in both
claimant count inflows (up 5,800)
and outflows (up 3,100) between
September and October 2005.
Figure
Vacancies
The number of job vacancies is a
leading indicator of the demand for
labour. The level of vacancies has
seen a fall since the recent peak
observed in the three months to
January 2005. Job vacancies fell by
30,700 in August-October 2005
compared with the previous three
months and by 33,300 compared
with the same period last year (see
Figure 6). The number of vacancies
in the three months to October
stood at 605,100 and the latest data
indicate that the trend is falling.
Analysis by industry shows that the
most significant falls were observed
in finance and business services
(down 9,200 on the quarter) and
education, health and public services
(down 8,900 on the quarter).
Economic inactivity
There were 7.891 million
economically inactive people of
working age in July-September 2005
(down 36,000 on the quarter). The
number of working-age inactive
men currently stands at 3.174
million (down 4,000 on the quarter)
while the number of working-age
inactive women stands at 4.717
million (down 32,000 on the
quarter). The working-age inactivity
rate fell by 0.1 percentage point on
the quarter to stand at 21.3 per cent
(see Figure 7). The inactivity rate for
men currently stands at 16.6 per cent
(down 0.1 percentage point on the
Office for National Statistics
quarter) and for women at 26.4 per
cent (down 0.2 percentage points on
the quarter). The latest assessment
suggests that the trend in the
economic inactivity rate for
people of working age may have
started to fall.
Looking at economic inactivity
rates by age, the largest quarterly falls
were observed in older age groups,
namely those aged between 50 and
state pension age (down 0.5
percentage points) and those aged
between 35 and 49 (down 0.3
6
Number of vacancies; United Kingdom; June 2001 to October 2005
Thousands
680
660
640
620
600
580
560
0
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Vacancy Survey
Figure
7
Working-age inactivity rate; United Kingdom;
September 1995 to September 2005
Per cent
23.0
Rate
22.5
Trend
22.0
21.5
21.0
20.5
20.0
0
1995 1996
1997
1998
Source: Labour Force Survey
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1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
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Labour market analysis and summary
data refer to the period June-August
2005 and show manufacturing to
have the largest level of redundancies
(55,000), followed by distribution,
hotels and restaurants (30,000) and
banking, finance and insurance
(25,000).
Earnings
Redundancies
The LFS redundancy rate in JulySeptember 2005 was 6.3 per
thousand employees, up 1.2 per
thousand on the quarter and up 0.9
per thousand over the year. This rise
was driven by men, for which the
redundancy rate showed an increase
of 1.5 per thousand on the quarter
to reach 7.9 per thousand. The
redundancy level increased by 29,000
on the quarter and currently stands
at 157,000. The trend in the
redundancy level is increasing.
Looking at redundancies by industry
(not seasonally adjusted), the latest
Figure
Turning to the latest earnings
numbers, the whole economy
including bonuses annual growth
rate in earnings was 4.1 per cent in
the three months to September 2005
– down from the three months to
August. Looking at growth as
measured by the whole economy
excluding bonuses series, annual
growth in the three months to
September stood at 4.0 per cent,
unchanged from the three months
to August (see Figure 9).
The overall picture is of strong but
steady earnings growth, exceeding
the rate of growth in consumer
8
Inactivity rate by age; United Kingdom;
September 1995 to September 2005
Per cent
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
0
1995 1996
1997
1998
16-17
50-59/64
Source: Labour Force Survey
1999
2000
18-24
2001
2002
25-34
2003
2004
35-49
2005
prices (see economic overview). The
excluding bonus series has edged
down since the recent peak observed
towards the end of 2004, suggesting
that wage pressures in the economy
are easing.
Looking at industry sectors, there is
a pick-up in earnings growth in the
manufacturing sector. In the three
months to September, growth in
earnings as measured by the
excluding bonus series stood at 4.0
per cent, up from 3.6 per cent in the
three months to August. Earnings
growth including bonuses stood at
4.1 per cent in the three months to
September, up from 3.5 per cent in
the three months to August. The
observed pick-up in earnings in the
manufacturing sector is due to more
overtime in engineering and allied
industries, basic metals and metal
products and other manufacturing.
Economic overview
The latest ONS labour market data
suggest that the UK labour market
remains resilient in the face of a
slowdown in aggregate demand and
output growth over the last year. The
latest estimate of GDP growth for
the third quarter of 2005 is 0.4 per
cent on the quarter and 1.6 per cent
on the year, suggesting that output
growth remains below trend. Within
this, output of the production
industries showed a fall of 0.6 per
cent on the quarter, while output of
the services industries increased by
0.6 per cent on the quarter. There
was a weakening in retail sales, with
the growth in the seasonally adjusted
index falling to 0.4 per cent in the
three months to September, down
from 0.9 in the three months to
August. Looking at prices, the
inflation rate as measured by the
Consumer Prices Index (CPI) stood
at 2.5 per cent in the year to
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percentage points). By comparison,
the largest increases in economic
inactivity rates were observed among
younger age groups, namely those
aged between 16 and 17 (up 1.5
percentage points) and those aged
between 18 and 24 (up 0.3
percentage points) (see Figure 8).
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September, up from 2.4 per cent in
the year to August. However, annual
growth in the Retail Prices Index
(RPI) in September stood at 2.7 per
cent, down from 2.8 per cent in
August.
Turning to external indicators,
according to the Chartered Institute
of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS),
operating conditions in the UK
manufacturing sector showed a
further improvement in October,
with the rate of growth being the
fastest in 2005 so far. However, the
latest Industrial Trends Survey
results published by the
Confederation of British Industry,
showed manufacturers’ orders and
output falling faster than had been
expected and pointed to a further
slide in business optimism
weakening investment decisions.
Looking at the service sector,
CIPS reported that the UK service
sector activity growth improved to
a three-month high in October as
incoming new business increased at
a robust rate.
Figure
9
Whole economy average earnings growth; Great Britain;
September 2000 to September 2005
Per cent
6.0
5.5
5.0
4.5
4.0
3.5
3.0
Including bonuses
Excluding bonuses
2.5
0
2000 2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey
Note
Further information
1. The split between full-time and
part-time status of employment
is based on self-definition of
respondents in the LFS.
For further information:
E-mail:
[email protected],
Tel: 020 7533 6293.
Technical details of sources
Series
Sample size
Frequency
Time series
Labour Force Survey
53,000 households
per quarter
Monthly
Three-month averages from spring 1992.
Pre-1992 data are modelled three-month
averages of the headline figures.
Workforce jobs
28,000 service firms
9,000 production firms
Quarterly
Annual 1959-77
Quarterly since 1978
Claimant count
All JSA claimants
Monthly
Consistent series from 1971
Vacancy Survey
6,000 businesses
Monthly
Three-month averages from June 2001
AEI
8,000 firms
9 million employees
Monthly
Consistent series from 1990
CIPS services
600 firms
Monthly
Since July 1996
CIPS manufacturing
620 firms
Monthly
Since January 1992
CBI Industrial Trends Survey
Around 1,000 firms
Quarterly
Since 1958
Unless otherwise stated, all ONS data are seasonally adjusted, and LFS data are consistent with 2001 Census population data.
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Key data
Change on month
Thousands
Rate
74.9
79.1
70.4
Thousands
Rate
Change on quarter
Change on year
Thousands
Rate
Thousands
Rate
Table
123
42
81
127
-4
101
38
0.2
0.0
0.3
334
116
218
371
-37
281
71
0.1
-0.2
0.5
A.1
A.1
A.1
B.1
B.1
B.1
B.1
Employmenta
Men
Women
Full-time
Part-time
Employees
Self-employed
Jul-Sep 2005
28,798
15,507
13,291
21,477
7,321
24,942
3,656
Hours worked (millions)
Jul-Sep 2005
923.9
6.5
14.4
B.21
Workforce jobs
Manufacturing industry employee jobs
Jun 2005
Jul-Sep 2005
30,590
3,168
-49
150
-97
B.11
B.12
Vacanciesb
Aug-Oct 2005
605.1
2.3
-30.7
-0.1
-33.3
-0.1
G.1
Unemploymentc
Men
Women
Long-term (12 months and over)
Aged 18-24
Jul-Sep 2005
1,433
849
584
293
431
4.7
5.2
4.2
-1
15
-16
-13
-5
0.0
0.1
-0.1
41
34
7
17
27
0.1
0.2
0.0
C.1
C.1
C.1
C.1
C.1
53.7
38.1
15.6
-5.1
30.5
0.2
0.2
0.1
F.1
F.1
F.1
F.1
F.1
61
55
-47
0.2
0.1
-0.3
A.4
A.4
A.4
d
10.9
12.1
8.6
3.5
2.4
5.9
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.6
Claimant count
Men
Women
Long-term (over 12 months)
Aged 18-24
October 2005
890.1
660.9
229.2
125.5
265.2
2.8
3.9
1.6
Workless householdse
Adults in workless households
Children in workless households
Mar-May 2005
3,068
4,306
1,814
16.3
11.8
15.8
Economically activea
Men
Women
Jul-Sep 2005
30,231
16,356
13,875
78.7
83.4
73.6
122
57
65
0.1
0.1
0.2
375
150
225
0.2
-0.1
0.5
D.1
D.1
D.1
Economically inactivef
Men
Women
Jul-Sep 2005
7,891
3,174
4,717
21.3
16.6
26.4
-36
-4
-32
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
-16
42
-58
-0.2
0.1
-0.5
D.3
D.3
D.3
GB average earnings (excluding bonuses)g Jul-Sep 2005
Private sector
Public sector
Manufacturing sector
Services
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.1
0.0
0.1
-0.3
0.4
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
E.1
E.1
E.1
E.1
E.1
GB average earnings (including bonuses)g Jul-Sep 2005
Private sector
Public sector
Manufacturing sector
Services
4.1
4.0
4.2
4.1
4.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.6
-0.3
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.7
0.4
E.1
E.1
E.1
E.1
E.1
0.9
H.31
0.1
1.1
-0.8
J.1
J.11
J.11
Labour disputese, h
Year to Sep 2005
239
Redundanciesi
Jul-Sep 2005
157
Other indicators
GDPj
Consumer Price Indexe, k
Retail Prices Indexk
2005 Q3
Oct 2005
Oct 2005
a Numbers are for those aged 16 and over; rates for those of
working age (16-59 for women and 16-64 for men).
b Rate is the number of vacancies per 100 employee jobs.
c Numbers and rates are for those aged 16 and over.
d Denominator for rates equals claimant count plus workforce jobs.
e Not seasonally adjusted.
f Numbers and rates are for those of working age (16-59 for women
and 16-64 for men).
-770
6.3
0.4
2.3
2.5
29
1.2
-0.1
-0.2
-0.2
24
I.11
g Rates are the annual changes in the index values for the last three months
compared with the same period a year ago.
h Numbers are number of working days lost (thousands).
i The rate is the number of redundancies per thousand employees.
j The rate is the quarter-on-quarter growth rate of the chained volume
measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
k Rates are the annual changes in the index values for the latest month
compared with the same month a year ago.
Note: all figures are for the UK and seasonally adjusted unless otherwise stated.
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New Deal statistics
he Department for Work
and Pensions (DWP) has
published improved
New Deal statistics following
the recommendations of the
‘Modernising DWP Statistics’
project. The way these statistics are
published is also changing.
Improvements to New Deal data
arose when DWP gained access to
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
(HMRC) data through the Work
and Pensions Longitudinal Study
(WPLS). This data source includes
100 per cent of DWP claimants and
provides additional information on
immediate destinations of those
leaving New Deal programmes.
Improvements to the data include
a significant reduction in the
proportion of leavers to unknown
destinations and expanded
destination categories. The latter
include ‘Employment and benefits’
and a breakdown of benefit
destinations (for example, leavers
to Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income
Support or Incapacity Benefit). As a
result, an increased proportion of
leavers are now known to go into
employment. Additional information
about these improvements may be
found in the paper ‘Improving
New Deal Statistics’, which can be
accessed via the DWP website
(www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/ndyp/
modstats_newdeal.pdf).
The figures displayed in Tables K.11
to K.16 in this edition of Labour
Market Trends include the first
T
published set of improved New Deal
statistics, which were released on 27
October 2005. Data have previously
been published in Labour Market
Trends some three months after the
reference period (for example, in June
2005 DWP released New Deal figures
up to the end of March 2005 and
these were displayed in the July
edition of Labour Market Trends). For
future releases the reference points
are slightly different. The timing of
different data that feed into WPLS
has meant that statistics on leavers,
destinations, jobs and point-in-time
participant figures are published
some five months after the reference
period (for example, data to the end
of May 2005 were published on 27
October 2005), but statistics on starts
are published some two months after
the reference period (for example,
data to the end of August 2005 were
published on 27 October 2005). The
New Deal figures in this edition of
Labour Market Trends refer to these
new reference periods and therefore
relate to periods up to the end of
August/May 2005.
The DWP website now includes
a ‘Tabulation Tool’. This has been
developed to modernise the way
DWP statistics are released.
New Deal statistics are currently
published on the Internet in
the form of Excel tables (see
www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/ndyp.asp) but
for the next release, scheduled for
January 2006, these will no longer be
accessible as the data will be available
via the ‘DWP Tabulation Tool’. This
will enable users to produce/
download their own bespoke
tabulations (designed to their
specific needs) via point-and-click
functionality. There will be a wide
range of variables available which
can be used to produce a variety of
statistical tables, including currently
published outputs, as well as much
more. A range of benefit statistics
were available from the Tabulation
Tool from 27 October, and it is
planned that New Deal statistics will
be published in this way in early 2006.
This month is the last time that New
Deal statistics will appear in Labour
Market Trends. Future releases of
New Deal statistics will be available
through the Tabulation Tool, as
explained above, and this will be
accessible through the websites for
each specific New Deal programme.
Office for National Statistics
Further information
■ The Tabulation Tool and
additional information about
the improvements to New Deal
Statistics may be found on the
DWP statistics website (www.
dwp.gov.uk/asd/statistics.asp).
For further information on any
of the issues mentioned above,
please contact Frances Goodwin,
in the DWP New Deal Statistics
Team, on 0114 209 8195
([email protected]).
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Migrant worker
statistics
he number of overseas
nationals allocated a National
Insurance Number (NINo)
increased by 69 thousand, from 371
to 440 thousand between 2003/04
and 2004/05. Registrations of EU
accession nationals increased by 91
thousand, from 20 to 111 thousand,
while those of non-accession
nationals fell by 22 thousand
(6 per cent).
The annual statistics on NINo
allocations to non-UK nationals
entering the UK were released by the
Department for Work and Pensions
on 13 October. The tables in this
year’s publication are broken down
by both the year of arrival into the
UK (as in previous sets of statistics)
and year of NINo registration.
The registrations figures include
registrations in 2004/05, whereas the
T
Pension Trends
wo thirds of working-age
people think that putting
money into a pension scheme
is the most secure way of saving for
retirement – yet less than half are
contributing to any form of pension
other than the state pension. People
in their 40s are most likely to be
contributing: 62 per cent of all men
and 47 per cent of all women in the
45 to 49 age band were saving in an
occupational or personal pension in
2003-04.
These are some of the statistics on
pensions brought together in Pension
Trends. This new publication has
been produced by the Office for
National Statistics to provide a
statistical backdrop to the debate
on pensions after the Pension
T
Office for National Statistics
arrivals series only covers tax years
up to 2003/04. This is because it may
take several months (or even years
in some cases) between arrival and
NINo application, then registration,
for example where the overseas
national undertakes a course of
study before going into employment.
The total number of arrivals into
the UK in 2003/04 – and who were
registered on the National Insurance
Recording System by 25 June 2005 –
was 306 thousand. This series has
risen gradually since total arrivals in
2000/01 of 274 thousand. Arrivals
figures for all years, but especially
2003/04, will rise in future as other
non-UK nationals already resident
in the UK apply for and are allocated
a NINo.
The proportion of arrivals claiming
an out-of-work benefit within six
months of NINo registration fell
from 11 per cent to 6 per cent
between 2002/03 and 2003/04. This
compares with 13 per cent of the
total working-age population in
Great Britain who claimed out-ofwork benefits over the same period.
London remained the most likely
regional destination for migrants
over the period covered by the
statistics, although the proportion
residing in London is decreasing
slightly. Some 39 per cent of
registrations in 2004/05 were made
to migrants living in London, down
from 43 per cent in 2002/03.
Contributions Statistics Review in
2002 identified the need for a
statistical digest to pull together
statistics from a wide variety of
sources.
In 2003 there were 3.3 people of
working age for each person of
pensionable age in the United
Kingdom. This figure is expected to
fall to 2.3 by 2051 as the population
continues to age. Employment rates
are now at their highest since at least
1984, both for those aged 50 to state
pension age and for those over the
state pension age. In the latter group,
the spring 2005 rate for men was
8.9 per cent, while for women it was
10.4 per cent. A tenth of women
considered themselves retired in the
five years before their state pension
age, compared with a third of men
in the five years before their state
pension age. Some 63 per cent of
those with private pension income
retired before state pension age,
compared with 55 per cent of those
without a private pension income.
In 2002, around a third of workingage people in work or intending to be
in work in the near future expected
to retire at 60; a quarter expected to
retire before 60 and a third after 60.
Self-employed people were more
likely than employees to anticipate
working after state pension age.
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Further information
■ The statistics on National
Insurance Number allocations to
overseas nationals entering the
UK are available via a report
on the DWP website at
www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/nino_
allocations.asp
Further information
■ Pension Trends No 1- 2005
is available on the National
Statistics website at www.
statistics.gov.uk/pensiontrends.
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National Statistics feature
Trends in public sector
employment
Key points
■
■
■
■
Public sector employment was
5,846,000 (20.4 per cent of all
in employment) in June 2005,
680,000 (13.2 per cent) higher
than in June 1998. From 1998 to
2005 private sector employment
rose by 1,241,000 (5.7 per cent),
with total employment
increasing by 1,921,000 (7.2 per
cent).
The largest increases in public
sector employment since June
1998 have been in health and
social work (up by 300,000) and
education (up 224,000).
In the year to June 2005
Northern Ireland (30 per cent),
Scotland (24 per cent) and Wales
(23 per cent) all had higher
proportions of their workforce
working in the public sector than
England (20 per cent). Within
England, the regions with the
highest proportions were the
North East (24 per cent) and the
North West (21 per cent).
ONS has made significant
improvements to public sector
employment estimates over the
past year and more work is
planned to further improve the
quality of these statistics.
Introduction
ver the past year ONS, in
collaboration with other
departments, has
implemented major improvements
to public sector employment (PSE)
statistics. Standard definitions for
PSE across all departmental statistics
have been agreed and a single
definitive set of quarterly PSE
estimates has been introduced. ONS
now publishes the official PSE
estimates each quarter, as National
Statistics, three to four months after
the period to which they refer. This
work stemmed from a greater
demand for good quality estimates
of employment in the public sector.
A number of government reviews
flagged up the need for
improvements, including the
Atkinson Review of Measurement of
Government Output, the Allsopp
Review of Statistics for Economic
Policymaking and ONS’s own
Employment and Jobs Review.
Added to this, the announcement of
the government’s efficiency
programme in the 2004 spending
review (Pre-Budget Report 2004)
O
also increased the need for more
accurate, frequent and timely
statistics to assess the workforce
implications of this programme.
This article updates the previous
public sector employment article
published in Labour Market Trends
in April 2005. It examines the trends
in public sector employment from
June 1991 to June 2005 drawing on
the estimates published in the latest
public sector employment First
Release. It also updates readers on
the work that ONS is undertaking to
further improve the quality of public
sector employment statistics. This
article, as well as the article
‘Characteristics of people employed
in the public sector’ (see pp489-500),
are parts of the larger annual Public
Sector Employment Trends 2005
publication. This report was
published on the National Statistics
website on 28 October 2005 and
includes further information on the
public sector employment statistics
development programme. It also
draws together departmental
statistics on employment by
Office for National Statistics
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occupation for a range of areas in,
and closely related to, the public
sector: for example, employment in
education, the NHS workforce, the
police service, criminal justice and
the defence workforce.
Trends in public sector employment
Figure
1
Public sector employment; United Kingdom; 1991 to 2005a, not
seasonally adjusted
Thousands
Level
6,000
Latest trends in public
sector employment
Public sector employment has grown
in recent years following a period of
decline in the early to mid-1990s.
Public sector employment fell every
year between 1991 and 1998,
reducing by 816,000 in total.
Between June 1998 and June 2005
public sector employment rose by
680,000 to stand at 5,846,000, 13.2
per cent higher than in June 1998,
but still below the levels seen in 1991
and 1992. In the 12 months to June
2005 public sector employment
increased by 95,000 (1.7 per cent)
compared with the higher rate of
growth of 113,000 (2.0 per cent) in
the 12 months to June 2004 (see
Figure 1).
Table 1 presents the number of
people employed in the public and
private sector for the UK. Private
sector employment totals have been
derived by taking the difference
between Labour Force Survey
employment estimates (not
seasonally adjusted) for the whole
economy and the public sector
employment estimates collected
from public sector organisations.
The Labour Force Survey is ONS’s
preferred source for estimates of
employment levels for the whole
economy, so the PSE figures are
taken away from this to produce a
private sector total, to put the public
sector employment estimates into
context.
Public sector employment as a
proportion of total employment fell
from 23.1 per cent in June 1992 to a
low point of 19.2 in June 1999. This
Office for National Statistics
5,800
5,600
5,400
5,200
5,000
0
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Thousands
600
Annual change
400
200
0
-200
-400
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Source: Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
has been followed by a more gradual
rise to the June 2005 figure of 20.4
per cent (see Figure 2).
In recent years both public and
private sector employment have
increased. However, as Figure 3
shows, the annual percentage growth
in public sector employment has
been stronger than for private sector
employment since 2000. Between
June 2004 and June 2005 public
• Labour Market Trends • December 2005
sector employment increased by
95,000 (1.7 per cent) compared with
private sector growth of 216,000 (1.0
per cent). Growth in private sector
employment in the latest 12 months
has been faster than the previous 12
months to June 2004, when private
sector employment grew by 93,000
(0.4 per cent). The increase in
private sector employment in the
latest 12 months has been the largest
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Table
1
Public and private sector employment; United Kingdom; 1992 to 2005a, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
Total employment
Levelb
Public sector
Change
on year
% change
on year
CZG9
Private sector
Change
on year
Levelc,d
% change
on year
C9KD
Levele
Change
on year
% change
on year
CZG8
1992
25,559
1993
25,309
-250
-1.0
5,907
5,596
-311
-5.3
19,652
19,713
61
0.3
1994
25,534
225
0.9
5,433
-163
-2.9
20,101
388
2.0
1995
25,811
277
1.1
5,371
-62
-1.1
20,440
339
1.7
1996
26,026
215
0.8
5,272
-99
-1.8
20,754
314
1.5
1997
26,510
484
1.9
5,178
-94
-1.8
21,332
578
2.8
1998
26,792
282
1.1
5,166
-12
-0.2
21,626
294
1.4
1999
27,121
329
1.2
5,209
43
0.8
21,912
286
1.3
2000
27,532
411
1.5
5,290
81
1.6
22,242
330
1.5
2001
27,698
166
0.6
5,381
91
1.7
22,317
75
0.3
2002
27,882
184
0.7
5,488
107
2.0
22,394
77
0.3
2003
28,196
314
1.1
5,638
150
2.7
22,558
164
0.7
2004
28,402
206
0.7
5,751
113
2.0
22,651
93
0.4
2005
28,713
311
1.1
5,846
95
1.7
22,867
216
1.0
329
1.2
5,209
43
0.8
21,912
286
1.3
Mar (Q1) 1999
26,937
Jun (Q2) 1999
27,121
5,203
21,734
Sep (Q3) 1999
27,298
Dec (Q4) 1999
27,291
Mar (Q1) 2000
27,304
367
1.4
5,278
75
1.4
22,026
292
1.3
Jun (Q2) 2000
27,532
411
1.5
5,290
81
1.6
22,242
330
1.5
Sep (Q3) 2000
27,608
310
1.1
5,275
81
1.6
22,333
229
1.0
Dec (Q4) 2000
27,621
330
1.2
5,345
68
1.3
22,276
262
1.2
5,194
22,104
5,277
22,014
Mar (Q1) 2001
27,567
263
1.0
5,360
82
1.6
22,207
181
0.8
Jun (Q2) 2001
27,698
166
0.6
5,381
91
1.7
22,317
75
0.3
Sep (Q3) 2001
27,814
206
0.7
5,362
87
1.6
22,452
119
0.5
Dec (Q4) 2001
27,752
131
0.5
5,440
95
1.8
22,312
36
0.2
Mar (Q1) 2002
27,750
183
0.7
5,471
111
2.1
22,279
72
0.3
Jun (Q2) 2002
27,882
184
0.7
5,488
107
2.0
22,394
77
0.3
Sep (Q3) 2002
28,073
259
0.9
5,480
118
2.2
22,593
141
0.6
Dec (Q4) 2002
28,046
294
1.1
5,573
133
2.4
22,473
161
0.7
Mar (Q1) 2003
28,027
277
1.0
5,604
133
2.4
22,423
144
0.6
Jun (Q2) 2003
28,196
314
1.1
5,638
150
2.7
22,558
164
0.7
Sep (Q3) 2003
28,317
244
0.9
5,637
157
2.9
22,680
87
0.4
Dec (Q4) 2003
28,351
305
1.1
5,732
159
2.9
22,619
146
0.6
Mar (Q1) 2004
28,308
281
1,0
5,752
148
2.6
22,556
133
0.6
Jun (Q2) 2004
28,402
206
0.7
5,751
113
2.0
22,651
93
0.4
0.5
Sep (Q3) 2004
28,549
232
0.8
5,750
113
2.0
22,799
119
Dec (Q4) 2004
28,630
279
1.0
5,817
85
1.5
22,813
194
0.9
Mar (Q1) 2005
28,563
255
0.9
5,831
79
1.4
22,732
176
0.8
Jun (Q2) 2005
28,713
311
1.1
5,846
95
1.7
22,867
216
1.0
Sources: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a LFS data refer to May to July for annual data from 1992-2005; LFS data for Q1 refer to February to April, Q2 refers to May to July, Q3 August to
October and Q4 November to January.
b Labour Force Survey employment; all aged 16 and over; not seasonally adjusted.
c Estimates derived from public sector organisations.
d Estimates for 2004 Q4, 2005 Q1 and 2005 Q2 are based partly on projections.
e Private sector estimated as the difference between LFS total employment and the data from public sector organisations.
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relative increase since December
2000.
Between June 1992 and June 1998
employment in the private sector
grew by 1,974,000 (10.0 per cent)
while the public sector declined by
741,000 (12.5 per cent). However,
since June 1998 employment in the
private sector has increased by
1,241,000 (5.7 per cent), compared
with a rise of 680,000 (13.2 per cent)
in the public sector. Total
employment therefore increased by
1,921,000 (7.2 per cent) between
June 1998 and June 2005.
PSE by sector classification
Total public sector employment can
be broken down into broad
government sectors. Between June
2004 and June 2005 central
government employment increased
by 55,000 (2.2 per cent) and local
government rose by 40,000 (1.4 per
cent). Both central and local
government increased at a slower
rate than in the year earlier (12
months to June 2004), with central
government increasing by 71,000
and local government by 52,000 (2.9
per cent and 1.8 per cent
respectively) (see Figure 4 and Table
2). The longer-term trend also shows
that central government has
increased at a faster rate than local
government; central government was
up 21.4 per cent since June 1998
compared with an 8.1 per cent
increase in local government.
In contrast to the growth in public
sector employment as a whole, civil
service employment remained flat
(at 570,000) in the 12 months to
June 2005. In fact, if it had not been
for the reclassification of Magistrates
Court employees (previously local
government), civil service
employment would have fallen by
12,000 (2.1 per cent) in the 12
months to June 2005. In the
Office for National Statistics
Trends in public sector employment
Figure
2
Public sector employment as a proportion of all in employment;
United Kingdom; 1992 to 2005a, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
Figure
3
Annual public and private sector employment growth; United
Kingdom; 1993 to 2005a, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
Public
-4
Private
-5
-6
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Sources: Labour Force Survey; returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
previous 12 months to June 2004
civil service employment had
increased by 10,000 (see Table 2).
The bringing together of the
• Labour Market Trends • December 2005
Magistrates Court Service with the
Court Service to form Her Majesty’s
Courts Service in April 2005 caused
Magistrates Court Service employees
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Table
2
Public sector employment by sector classification; United Kingdom; 1991 to 2005, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
Central
governmenta,b,c
Local
governmenta,b,c,d
Total general
governmenta
Total public
corporations
Total public
sectora
of which:
Civil Servicec,e
C9K9
C9KA
C9KB
C9KC
C9KD
C9KE
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2,309
2,324
2,276
2,216
2,158
2,121
2,081
2,086
2,094
2,132
2,208
2,297
2,407
2,478
2,533
3,073
3,020
2,789
2,754
2,759
2,734
2,728
2,710
2,741
2,776
2,777
2,794
2,837
2,889
2,929
5,382
5,344
5,065
4,970
4,917
4,855
4,810
4,796
4,834
4,908
4,985
5,091
5,244
5,367
5,462
600
563
531
463
454
417
368
370
374
383
396
397
394
384
383
5,982
5,907
5,596
5,433
5,371
5,272
5,178
5,166
5,209
5,290
5,381
5,488
5,638
5,751
5,846
593
609
601
578
555
538
516
505
504
516
522
538
560
570
570
Mar (Q1) 1999
Jun (Q2) 1999
Sep (Q3) 1999
Dec (Q4) 1999
Mar (Q1) 2000
Jun (Q2) 2000
Sep (Q3) 2000
Dec (Q4) 2000
Mar (Q1) 2001
Jun (Q2) 2001
Sep (Q3) 2001
Dec (Q4) 2001
Mar (Q1) 2002
Jun (Q2) 2002
Sep (Q3) 2002
Dec (Q4) 2002
Mar (Q1) 2003
Jun (Q2) 2003
Sep (Q3) 2003
Dec (Q4) 2003
Mar (Q1) 2004
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
2,088
2,094
2,107
2,113
2,122
2,132
2,147
2,157
2,187
2,208
2,227
2,247
2,274
2,297
2,325
2,351
2,384
2,407
2,426
2,451
2,476
2,478
2,493
2,503
2,514
2,533
2,742
2,741
2,713
2,765
2,780
2,776
2,747
2,783
2,779
2,777
2,749
2,786
2,803
2,794
2,765
2,813
2,823
2,837
2,816
2,877
2,890
2,889
2,876
2,919
2,935
2,929
4,829
4,834
4,820
4,878
4,902
4,908
4,894
4,940
4,966
4,985
4,976
5,034
5,076
5,091
5,090
5,164
5,207
5,244
5,242
5,328
5,366
5,367
5,369
5,422
5,448
5,462
373
374
374
399
376
383
382
405
394
396
386
406
395
397
389
409
397
394
395
405
387
384
381
394
383
383
5,203
5,209
5,194
5,277
5,278
5,290
5,275
5,345
5,360
5,381
5,362
5,440
5,471
5,488
5,480
5,573
5,604
5,638
5,637
5,732
5,752
5,751
5,750
5,817
5,831
5,846
501
504
507
510
513
516
519
522
523
522
522
527
533
538
543
550
557
560
562
564
569
570
570
565
562
570
Change on year to:
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
71
67
52
38
55
52
60
42
45
40
123
127
94
82
95
-10
-14
-11
-4
-1
113
113
85
79
95
10
8
1
-7
0
% change on year to:
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
2.9
2.8
2.1
1.5
2.2
1.8
2.1
1.5
1.6
1.4
2.3
2.4
1.8
1.5
1.8
-2.5
-3.5
-2.7
-1
-0.3
2.0
2.0
1.5
1.4
1.7
1.8
1.4
0.2
-1.2
0.0
Sources: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Figures for 2004 (Q4), 2005 (Q1) the NHS workforce in England, Wales and Scotland for 2004 (Q4), 2005 (Q1) & 2005 (Q2) and the police service in
England and Wales for 2005 (Q2) are based on projections and are therefore subject to revision.
b National Probation Service for England and Wales was reclassified from local government to central government from April 2001.
c The Magistrates Courts Service transferred from local to central government (and the Civil Service) on 1 April 2005.
d Further education and sixth form colleges (local government sector) were transferred from the public sector to the private sector from April 1993.
e Civil Service estimates are home Civil Service and therefore exclude Northern Ireland Civil Service which is included in central government.
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to become civil servants, thus being
classified to central government
rather than local government.
Since 1999 civil service
employment has expanded at a
similar rate to the public sector as a
whole and still remains below the
levels seen in the early nineties (see
Figure 5). Between June 1999 and
June 2005 civil service employment
increased by 66,000 (13.1 per cent).
Throughout the period (1991 to
2005) civil service employment has
remained at around 10 per cent of all
public sector employment.
Trends in public sector employment
Figure
4
Annual public sector employment growth by government sector;
United Kingdom; 2004 and 2005a, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
80
Annual growth to June 2004
60
Annual growth to June 2005
40
20
0
PSE by industry
Public sector employment can also
be broken down by industry (for
example, police service, education,
health and social work) (see Table
3). These industry estimates are
based on the Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC 2003) and not on
the Classification of Functions of
Government (COFOG).
Looking at the industry
breakdown, the largest annual
increases in the latest year came in
health and social work (60,000). The
increase in this industry was
relatively large in percentage terms
(3.2 per cent) but was smaller than
the increase in the previous year
(12 months to June 2004) when
health and social work went up
74,000 (4.1 per cent). Education also
increased by 19,000 (1.4 per cent) in
the 12 months to June (Q2) 2005
compared with 36,000 (2.8 per cent)
to June 2004 (see Figure 6).
The increase in these sectors is part
of a longer-term trend. Figure 7
shows that since June 1998
employment levels in both health
and social work and education
increased by 300,000 and 224,000
respectively (18.3 and 19.7 per cent);
accounting for around three-
Office for National Statistics
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Central government
Local government
Public corporations
Source: Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
Figure
5
Civil service employment; United Kingdom; 1991 to 2005a, not
seasonally adjusted
Thousands
650
600
550
500
450
0
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Source: Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
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3
Public sector employment by industry; United Kingdom; 1991 to 2005; not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
Public adminstration and defence; compulsory social security
Health and social work
Construction
HM Forcesa
Police
service
(inc. civilians)b
C9LA
C9LB
C9LC
C9LD
C9LF
C9LG
C9LH
C9LJ
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
189
172
160
153
146
135
128
122
119
116
105
90
83
83
77
311
304
285
262
241
230
220
219
218
217
214
214
223
218
210
224
226
228
228
227
230
230
229
227
225
229
238
248
262
274
1,271
1,279
1,242
1,209
1,177
1,166
1,142
1,127
1,140
1,146
1,153
1,181
1,223
1,238
1,255
1,310
1,287
1,125
1,100
1,122
1,122
1,127
1,137
1,158
1,214
1,241
1,250
1,306
1,342
1,361
1,220
1,225
1,204
1,189
1,193
1,197
1,190
1,202
1,212
1,239
1,285
1,348
1,416
1,476
1,531
458
454
439
449
451
447
447
435
431
428
414
406
387
401
406
999
960
914
844
814
745
694
696
703
706
741
761
751
730
733
Mar (Q1) 1999
Jun (Q2) 1999
Sep (Q3) 1999
Dec (Q4) 1999
Mar (Q1) 2000
Jun (Q2) 2000
Sep (Q3) 2000
Dec (Q4) 2000
Mar (Q1) 2001
Jun (Q2) 2001
Sep (Q3) 2001
Dec (Q4) 2001
Mar (Q1) 2002
Jun (Q2) 2002
Sep (Q3) 2002
Dec (Q4) 2002
Mar (Q1) 2003
Jun (Q2) 2003
Sep (Q3) 2003
Dec (Q4) 2003
Mar (Q1) 2004
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
119
119
118
117
117
116
105
105
105
105
93
90
91
90
85
83
84
83
82
83
83
83
77
77
77
77
218
218
217
218
218
217
215
216
216
214
213
215
215
214
214
216
222
223
221
222
220
218
215
215
213
210
228
227
226
226
225
225
226
227
228
229
231
234
236
238
240
242
246
248
252
255
260
262
264
267
270
274
1,135
1,140
1,139
1,151
1,155
1,146
1,139
1,147
1,153
1,153
1,152
1,167
1,175
1,181
1,180
1,207
1,214
1,223
1,224
1,230
1,237
1,238
1,246
1,250
1,251
1,255
1,159
1,158
1,142
1,173
1,185
1,214
1,211
1,237
1,245
1,241
1,225
1,249
1,255
1,250
1,262
1,294
1,302
1,306
1,297
1,342
1,346
1,342
1,336
1,360
1,368
1,361
1,207
1,212
1,225
1,225
1,231
1,239
1,254
1,259
1,271
1,285
1,306
1,315
1,332
1,348
1,370
1,382
1,402
1,416
1,437
1,452
1,472
1,476
1,491
1,503
1,517
1,531
434
431
428
440
441
428
409
415
414
414
406
402
407
406
386
381
383
387
383
400
402
401
398
404
407
406
703
703
698
728
705
706
716
739
729
741
737
767
760
761
742
767
751
751
742
749
733
730
723
740
728
733
0
-5
-6
-6
-6
-5
-6
-7
-7
-8
14
12
12
10
12
15
22
20
14
17
36
39
18
22
19
60
54
51
45
55
14
15
4
5
5
-21
-19
-9
-5
3
0.0
-6.1
-7.2
-7.2
-7.2
-2.2
-2.7
-3.2
-3.2
-3.7
5.6
4.8
4.7
3.8
4.6
1.2
1.8
1.6
1.1
1.4
2.8
3.0
1.3
1.6
1.4
4.2
3.8
3.5
3.1
3.7
3.6
3.9
1.0
1.2
1.2
-2.8
-2.6
-1.2
-0.7
0.4
Change on year:
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
% change on year:
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
Public
administration
Education
National
Health
Servicec
Other
health and
social work
Other
public
sector
Sources: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a HM Forces series exclude locally engaged staff. The series also excludes mobilised reservists prior to 1996 as statistics are not available.
b Figures for the police service (including civilians) for England and Wales for 2005 Q2 are based on projections and are therefore subject to revision.
c Data for the NHS for England, Wales and Scotland for 2004 Q4, 2005 Q1 and 2005 Q2 are based on projections and are subject to revision.
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quarters of the increase in public
sector employment.
Away from health and education,
there has been a marked increase in
police service employment
(including civilians and support
officers) with an increase of 12,000
(4.6 per cent) for the latest year and
45,000 (19.7 per cent) since June
1998. Employment in public
administration was also up: by
17,000 (1.4 per cent) in the latest
year and by 128,000 (11.4 per cent)
since June 1998.
PSE by region
ONS has developed estimates of
public sector employment for
government office regions and
countries in line with the UK PSE
estimate by utilising information
from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
As in the article ‘Characteristics of
people employed in the public
sector’ (see pp489-500), the LFS
estimates were firstly adjusted (to
exclude agency temporary workers
and employees of universities and
grant-funded education
establishments) to arrive at estimates
closer to those on a National
Accounts basis. These adjusted LFS
figures were produced on a
workplace basis and subsequently
constrained to the UK public sector
employment total derived from
returns from public sector
organisations. Regional estimates in
line with the National Accounts
definitions of the public sector have
therefore been produced.
Given that these regional estimates
utilise information from the Labour
Force Survey, they therefore are
subject to sampling variability. For
this reason the quarterly estimates
have been averaged over four
quarters. Estimates on a four-quarter
rolling average basis are shown for
each quarter from 1999 to 2005.
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Trends in public sector employment
Figure
6
Annual public sector employment growth by industry; United
Kingdom; 2004 and 2005a, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
80
Annual growth to June 2004
60
Annual growth to June 2005
40
20
0
-20
-40
Construction HM Forces
Police
Public
Education
service administration
(incl civilians)
National
Health
Service
Other health
and
social work
Other
public
sector
Source: Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
Figure
7
Public sector employment growth by industry; United Kingdom;
1998 to 2005a, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
-50
-100
Construction HM Forces
Police
Public
Education
service administration
(incl civilians)
Source: Returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Second quarter headcount
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8
Public sector employment as a proportion of all in employment by
region and country of workplace; four-quarter averages to June
2005
Northern Ireland
Scotland
North East
Wales
North West
South West
Yorks & Humber
United Kingdom
Great Britain
England
West Midlands
London
East
East Midlands
South East
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
Per cent
Sources: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS; Quarterly
Employment Survey, DETINI
Note: Public sector statistics for Northern Ireland relate to the number of public sector jobs in the
country and not the number of people working in the public sector. Figures are expressed as a
percentage of the total workplace employment level from the LFS in Northern Ireland. HM Forces
figures are not included in Northern Ireland estimates.
Also, public sector employment is
expressed as a level and as a
percentage of all in employment for
each region of workplace along with
changes from 1999 to 2005 and over
Box
the latest year (see Table 4).
It should be noted that for Northern
Ireland public sector jobs estimates
from the Department of Enterprise,
Trade and Investment, Northern
Ireland (DETINI) have been used
instead of those based on the LFS,
since a consistent historical time
series for Northern Ireland is
available back to 1999 (the earliest
date for which quarterly estimates on
a workplace basis can be produced
using information from the Labour
Force Survey). Estimates using
information from the Labour Force
Survey have been produced for
Scotland, as currently estimates
produced by the Scottish Executive
are only available on an annual basis
back to 2002 (and quarterly from Q1
2005). If a longer quarterly time series
is not required, then the Scottish
Executive estimates should be used in
preference to those that utilise
information from the LFS. Box 1
provides more details on the Scottish
Executive and DETINI estimates.
Figure 8 shows that in the four
quarters to June 2005 Northern
Ireland (30 per cent), Scotland (24
per cent) and Wales (23 per cent) all
had the higher proportions of their
workforce working in the public
sector than England (20 per cent).
The government office regions in
England with the lowest proportion
of the workforce in the public sector
1
Public sector employment estimates for Scotland and Northern Ireland
Public sector employment statistics are available for Scotland and Northern Ireland and are produced by the Scottish
Executive and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland (DETINI) respectively from employer
sources.
The Scottish Executive produced public sector employment estimates for Scotland for the first time on 15 July 2005.
These were subsequently updated on 30 September 2005 and will be updated on a quarterly basis in the future. Public
sector employment in Scotland was 577,000 in June 2005, representing 23.6 per cent of all employment in Scotland.
For further information and data please see the Scottish Executive PSE release at:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/09/29151019/10253
DETINI produces estimates of the number of public sector jobs in Northern Ireland from their Quarterly Employment
Survey. These are published in two publications – one giving summary estimates by sector classification and another
providing more detail: http://www.detini.gov.uk/cgi-bin/downdoc?id=1608 and http://www.detini.gov.uk/cgibin/downdoc?id=1654. DETINI estimates that there were 219,000 public sector jobs in Northern Ireland in June 2005.
These estimates exclude the HM Forces located in Northern Ireland.
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4
Public sector employment by region and country of workplace; United Kingdom; 1999 to 2005a; not
seasonally adjusted
Thousands and per cent
North
East
North
West
East
London
South
East
South
West
England
PSE level
Dec (Q4) 1999
Mar (Q1) 2000
Jun (Q2) 2000
Sep (Q3) 2000
Dec (Q4) 2000
Mar (Q1) 2001
Jun (Q2) 2001
Sep (Q3) 2001
Dec (Q4) 2001
Mar (Q1) 2002
Jun (Q2) 2002
Sep (Q3) 2002
Dec (Q4) 2002
Mar (Q1) 2003
Jun (Q2) 2003
Sep (Q3) 2003
Dec (Q4) 2003
Mar (Q1) 2004
Jun (Q2) 2004
Sep (Q3) 2004
Dec (Q4) 2004
Mar (Q1) 2005
Jun (Q2) 2005
238
236
231
230
230
233
237
240
244
247
251
252
251
251
252
251
251
253
253
257
262
261
260
594
601
615
630
641
648
653
658
662
662
659
656
659
663
670
673
677
678
674
675
673
677
685
441
444
453
456
460
461
453
447
439
436
439
449
458
466
475
482
494
504
506
502
494
486
482
321
321
320
317
316
316
317
318
319
319
325
330
329
329
329
329
338
351
360
367
367
357
353
435
440
438
430
428
431
435
443
448
452
456
459
465
469
469
468
465
462
464
470
475
482
491
414
417
418
424
428
428
430
430
429
429
428
432
439
447
451
459
466
473
482
483
485
482
479
711
708
695
685
674
672
686
697
705
714
717
718
722
716
712
710
708
713
719
728
737
745
745
630
628
629
635
638
640
641
638
642
644
645
646
642
641
646
656
667
678
685
690
695
697
702
427
432
439
446
451
451
451
452
456
462
465
467
471
476
479
484
483
478
476
477
481
496
508
4,210
4,226
4,239
4,254
4,265
4,281
4,304
4,322
4,342
4,365
4,386
4,409
4,436
4,458
4,484
4,515
4,550
4,591
4,619
4,647
4,669
4,684
4,705
287
284
289
292
297
301
299
297
295
293
296
299
303
308
313
315
314
310
305
303
302
303
304
526
531
533
535
536
535
537
541
546
552
555
557
558
562
567
572
577
576
580
582
580
583
584
5,023
5,041
5,061
5,081
5,098
5,117
5,139
5,160
5,183
5,210
5,237
5,265
5,296
5,328
5,364
5,402
5,440
5,476
5,504
5,532
5,552
5,570
5,592
197
198
199
199
200
200
201
202
202
203
204
205
207
208
210
211
212
214
214
215
217
217
219
999
5,221
5,240
5,260
5,280
5,297
5,318
5,340
5,362
5,386
5,414
5,440
5,470
5,503
5,536
5,574
5,613
5,653
5,690
5,718
5,747
5,768
5,788
5,811
Change on latest year
Change %
6
2.4
11
1.6
-24
-4.8
-8
-2.1
27
5.8
-3
-0.6
26
3.6
17
2.5
33
6.9
85
1.8
-2
-0.5
4
0.7
88
1.6
5
2.2
93
1.6
28
12.3
70
11.4
28
6.2
32
10.1
53
12.1
61
14.7
50
7.2
73
11.5
69
15.7
465
11.0
14
5.0
51
9.6
531
10.5
20
10.1
551
10.5
PSE as a % of all in employment
Dec (Q4) 1999
23.4
19.6
Mar (Q1) 2000
22.9
19.7
Jun (Q2) 2000
22.2
20.1
Sep (Q3) 2000
22.0
20.6
Dec (Q4) 2000
22.0
20.9
Mar (Q1) 2001
22.3
21.1
Jun (Q2) 2001
22.8
21.3
Sep (Q3) 2001
23.1
21.4
Dec (Q4) 2001
23.5
21.5
Mar (Q1) 2002
23.7
21.6
June (Q2) 2002
24.0
21.5
Sep (Q3) 2002
24.1
21.3
Dec (Q4) 2002
24.0
21.3
Mar (Q1) 2003
23.9
21.3
Jun (Q2) 2003
23.9
21.4
Sep (Q3) 2003
23.6
21.4
Dec (Q4) 2003
23.4
21.5
Mar (Q1) 2004
23.4
21.5
Jun (Q2) 2004
23.3
21.3
Sep (Q3) 2004
23.6
21.3
Dec (Q4) 2004
23.9
21.2
Mar (Q1) 2005
23.9
21.3
Jun (Q2) 2005
23.7
21.5
19.9
19.9
20.2
20.3
20.3
20.4
20.0
19.8
19.4
19.2
19.2
19.5
19.9
20.2
20.5
20.7
21.2
21.5
21.5
21.3
20.9
20.6
20.3
17.0
16.9
16.8
16.7
16.6
16.7
16.7
16.7
16.8
16.7
16.9
17.1
17.0
17.0
16.9
16.9
17.4
18.0
18.5
18.8
18.8
18.3
17.9
17.9
18.2
18.2
17.9
17.8
17.8
17.9
18.1
18.2
18.3
18.4
18.5
18.7
18.9
19.0
19.0
18.9
18.7
18.8
18.8
18.9
19.1
19.5
17.1
17.2
17.1
17.2
17.1
17.1
17.2
17.2
17.2
17.1
17.0
17.1
17.4
17.7
17.8
18.1
18.2
18.4
18.7
18.7
18.8
18.7
18.6
18.6
18.5
18.3
18.0
17.8
17.6
17.8
18.0
18.1
18.3
18.4
18.4
18.6
18.5
18.4
18.4
18.3
18.3
18.4
18.6
18.8
19.0
19.0
16.5
16.4
16.3
16.4
16.5
16.5
16.5
16.4
16.5
16.6
16.6
16.6
16.5
16.4
16.5
16.8
17.0
17.3
17.5
17.6
17.6
17.6
17.6
18.2
18.4
18.5
18.7
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.7
18.8
19.0
19.1
19.2
19.3
19.4
19.5
19.6
19.6
19.3
19.2
19.3
19.5
19.9
20.4
18.3
18.3
18.3
18.4
18.3
18.4
18.4
18.5
18.5
18.6
18.6
18.7
18.8
18.9
18.9
19.0
19.1
19.3
19.3
19.4
19.5
19.5
19.5
23.9
23.6
23.8
24.0
24.4
24.9
24.8
24.7
24.6
24.4
24.6
24.6
24.6
24.6
24.5
24.5
24.3
23.8
23.6
23.3
23.2
23.4
23.3
23.0
23.1
22.9
22.8
22.7
22.5
22.6
22.8
23.1
23.3
23.4
23.5
23.4
23.5
23.5
23.7
23.8
23.7
23.7
23.7
23.6
23.7
23.8
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.0
19.1
19.1
19.2
19.3
19.3
19.4
19.5
19.5
19.6
19.7
19.8
19.9
19.9
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.1
28.7
29.0
29.0
29.0
28.9
28.8
28.6
28.6
29.0
29.0
29.1
29.1
28.6
28.6
28.8
29.1
29.4
29.9
30.0
30.0
30.1
29.9
29.8
19.2
19.2
19.2
19.2
19.3
19.3
19.3
19.4
19.4
19.5
19.6
19.6
19.7
19.8
19.8
19.9
20
20.1
20.2
20.2
20.3
20.3
20.3
Percentage point
change on latest year
0.4
0.2
-1.2
-0.5
0.7
0.0
0.5
0.1
1.2
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.1
-0.2
0.1
Percentage point
change on 5 years
1.5
1.4
0.1
1.1
1.2
1.6
0.7
1.3
1.9
1.2
-0.5
0.9
1.1
0.8
1.1
Average of 4 quarters to:
Change on 5 years
Change %
Yorks &
East
West
Humber Midlands Midlands
Wales Scotlandb
Great Northern
United
Britain Irelandc Kingdom
Sources: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS;Quarterly Employment Survey, DETINI.
a Rolling four-quarter averages.
b The Scottish Executive produce public sector employment estimates purely from returns from public sector organisations for 2002 to 2005 and these
should be used in preference to estimates in this table if a longer time series is not required.
c Northern Ireland data are based on information from the Quarterly Employment Survey and relate to the number of public sector jobs and not the
number of people working in the public sector. Data are expressed as a percentage of the total workplace employment.
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Future developments
Ratio of public sector employment to total resident populationa by
region and country; 2004b
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Yorks & Humber
North East
North West
London
United Kingdom
Great Britain
South West
England
East
West Midlands
South East
East Midlands
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
Per cent
Sources: Labour Force Survey; Returns from public sector organisations, ONS; Quarterly
Employment Survey, DETINI; ONS mid-2004 population estimates
a Public sector employment estimates are workplace-based estimates, that is, where people work
rather than where they live, while the mid-year population estimates measure the resident
population.
b Public sector employment estimates are for the four quarters to June 2004, while population
estimates are for mid-2004.
Note: Public sector statistics for Northern Ireland relate to the number of public sector jobs in the
country not the number of people working in the public sector. HM Forces figures are not
included in Northern Ireland estimates.
were the South East (18 per cent),
and the East Midlands (18 per cent).
In contrast, the government office
regions with the highest proportion
of the workforce in the public sector
were the North East (24 per cent)
and the North West (21 per cent).
The estimates in Figure 8 show
public sector employment as a
percentage of people who work in
each region and country. However,
public sector employment estimates
by region and country within the
UK can also be presented as ratios of
the resident population. This
approach takes into account the
relationship between the size of
public sector and the customer base
that it serves. Figure 9 shows that on
this basis the variation between the
regions is smaller; ranging from 8
per cent in the South East and East
Midlands to 13 per cent in Northern
Ireland in 2004.
Between 2000 and 2005 all regions
and countries showed an increase in
the level of public sector
employment. The South West region
had the largest relative increase in
the number of people working in the
public sector: a 16 per cent increase
between 2000 and 2005 (see Table
4). Other regions that experienced a
large proportional increase over the
period were the East (15 per cent),
the North East (12 per cent) and the
West Midlands (12 per cent). The
regions with the smallest increases
were London (7 per cent) and
Yorkshire and the Humber (6 per
cent). Wales also experienced a 5 per
cent increase in the number of
people employed in the public sector
between 2000 and 2005.
Since the previous article in April
2005 ONS has continued to improve
the quality of public sector
employment statistics. ONS has
developed and is using the new
Quarterly Public Sector Employment
Survey (QPSES) to help produce
quarterly estimates of public sector
employment which are now
published three to four months after
the period to which they refer. Work
has also progressed to implement the
standard definitions for sources of
public sector employment. The
presentation of departmental
occupations statistics in Public Sector
Employment Trends 2005 were also
enhanced and regional estimates of
public sector employment were
produced in line with National
Accounts definitions utilising
information from the Labour Force
Survey. Work has also begun to
integrate the PSE estimates into the
wider ONS employment and jobs
statistical system, as well as
reviewing the coverage of local
government, with a particular focus
on bodies opting out of local
authority payroll administration.
Looking ahead, there are a number
of areas where ONS hopes to make
further improvements to the quality
of public sector employment
statistics to better meet user needs:
• To fully integrate the PSE
estimates into the wider
employment and jobs statistical
system. Currently the improved
estimates of PSE are not fully
reflected in the Annual Business
Inquiry and quarterly workforce
jobs series and ONS intends to
integrate these statistics into
these sources.
• To keep figures up-to-date
reflecting changes to the
organisation of the public sector,
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for example, the evolving nature of
schools. Work will be undertaken
to keep the coverage of the ONS
PSE statistics up to date.
To assess the feasibility of
producing regional PSE estimates
based on information from
public sector organisations
themselves. This would yield
more accurate regional estimates
than those that utilise
information from the Labour
Force Survey.
To look at the feasibility of
linking LFS interview
respondents and
Interdepartmental Business
Register records of the place of
Trends in public sector employment
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•
work. This aims to improve the
industry classification in the LFS
and, as a result, the public and
private sector classification on
the LFS.
To look at seasonally adjusting
the quarterly ONS PSE series and
assess the potential for producing
a longer historical time series of
public sector employment.
To look at the feasibility of
producing employment estimates
for a complementary wider
measure of the public sector.
There is user demand for, not
only the number of employees in
the public sector according to
National Accounts definitions,
but also, in general, it appears
that users would benefit from an
estimate of the number of people
undertaking public sector work
who are funded by the public
purse.
• To investigate the feasibility of
producing estimates, not only
broken down by the industry of
the organisation that individuals
work for, but also by the
functions that they perform
within the organisation.
Appendix A of Public Sector
Employment Trends 2005 contains
further details of the public sector
employment statistics development
programme.
References
ONS, Atkinson Review: Final Report. Measurements of government output and productivity, National Statistics website
(2005), see: www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?ID=663
Allsopp, C., Review of Statistics for Economic Policymaking. Final Report, HM Treasury (2004),
see: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./consultations_and_legislation/allsopp_review/consult_allsopp_index.cfm
ONS, Quality review of employment and jobs: emerging findings report. Office for National Statistics (2004),
see: www.statistics.gov.uk/methods_quality/quality_review/downloads/Main_Report.pdf
HM Treasury, Delivering high quality public services, 2004 Pre-Budget Report (2004),
see: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/92C/10/pbr04_chap06_256.pdf
Hicks S. and Lindsay C., ‘Public sector employment’, pp139-147, Labour Market Trends (April 2005).
Hicks S. et al, Public Sector Employment Trends 2005, National Statistics website (2005),
see: www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?ID=1293
Further information
For further information, contact:
Daniel Heap,
Room B3/04,
Office for National Statistics,
1 Drummond Gate,
London SW1V 2QQ,
E-mail: [email protected],
Tel: 020 7533 6131.
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Characteristics of
people employed in the
public sector
Key points
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■
■
■
In 2004 65 per cent of people
employed in the public sector
were women compared with 41
per cent of those employed in
the private sector.
The public sector workforce is
older than the private sector
workforce. In 2004 72 per cent
of public sector workers were
aged 35 and over compared
with 62 per cent of private
sector workers.
In 2004 30 per cent of public
sector workers worked part-time
compared with 24 per cent of
the private sector workforce.
Also, 15 per cent of public
sector workers usually worked
over 45 hours per week
compared with 23 per cent of
the private sector.
The proportion of White and
non-White workers in both the
public and private sector was
around 7 per cent in 2004.
Around 13 per cent of both
public and private sector workers
were long-term disabled.
Introduction
his article focuses on the
characteristics of people
employed in the public sector
using information from the Labour
Force Survey (LFS). The article
‘Trends in public sector
employment’(see pp477-488)
examines public sector employment
from 1991 to 2005 using ONS
estimates based on administrative
and survey data from public sector
organisations. Estimates based on
returns from public sector
organisations are ONS’s preferred
source for providing the level of
public sector employment but, at
present, do not provide any
information on characteristics of
public sector employees. The LFS
has therefore been used to examine a
range of public sector worker
characteristics compared with the
characteristics of private sector
workers.
The LFS is a large household
survey carried out continuously
across the UK, sampling over 50,000
households every quarter. It gives the
UK’s headline measure of the
T
number of people in employment
for the whole economy. However,
like estimates for industry, it is not
ONS’s preferred measure of the total
number of employees in the public
sector. This is because information
from employers is considered more
reliable for providing these figures.
The LFS estimates of the number
of workers in the public sector are
essentially derived from respondents’
views on whether they work for a
private or non-private organisation.
This, along with the way that the
public sector variable is defined,
means that the LFS overestimates the
number of people working in the
public sector according to National
Accounts definitions (for example
GPs and further education staff are
included).
Despite this, the strength of the
LFS (when looking at public sector
employment) is that it gathers
additional information about
people’s characteristics that is not
collected from public sector
organisations. It provides a wealth of
contextual information about
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workers in the public and private
sectors which cannot be obtained
from employers’ sources.
The article begins with an overview
of how public sector employment
status is established in the LFS. It
then moves on to consider the
differences between the LFS
estimates and those based on
information from public sector
organisations. It presents work that
has been undertaken, at the analysis
stage, to bring estimates of the
number of workers in the public
sector from the LFS more in line
with National Accounts definitions.
The characteristics of public sector
workers are then presented using
figures obtained from this adjusted
LFS measure and compared with
those in the private sector. The
article concludes by looking at work
ONS is planning to undertake to
further improve the public and
private sector classification on the
LFS. This work could potentially
improve the public and private
sector classification on the LFS,
leading to estimates that are more in
line with those collected according to
National Accounts principles, from
public sector organisations
themselves.
Measuring public sector
employment in the LFS
The LFS asks respondents two
questions in order to define whether
someone is employed in the public
or private sector. Firstly, those in
work in the week before the
interview are asked whether the
organisation that they worked for
was either:
1. a private firm or business or a
limited company; or
2. some other kind of
organisation.
If respondents answer that it was
some other kind of organisation,
Office for National Statistics
Characteristics of people employed in the public sector
Figure
1
Public sector employment estimates from public sector
organisations compared with those from the LFS; United Kingdom;
Q2 1999 to 2005, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
7,500
7,000
6,500
6,000
5,500
5,000
LFS
Adjusted LFS
Data from public sector organisations
4,500
0
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Sources: Labour Force Survey; returns from public sector organisations, ONS
then they are asked ‘what type of
non-private organisation was it?’.
Their response is then coded by the
interviewer as one of the following:
1. a public limited company/plc
2. a nationalised industry/state
corporation
3. central government or civil
service
4. local government or council
(including police, fire services
and local authority controlled
schools/colleges)
5. a university or other grantfunded establishment
(including ‘opted-out’ schools)
6. a health authority or NHS
Trust
7. a charity, voluntary
organisation or trust
8. the armed forces
9. some other kind of
organisation.
If respondents state that they work
for a public limited company or
charity, voluntary organisation or
trust, they are classified as a private
sector worker in the LFS –
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respondents falling into the
remainder of the categories are
classified as public sector workers.
Respondents who report that they
are self-employed or unpaid family
workers are also classified as private
sector workers. Respondents on
government employment and
training schemes (apart from those
on college-based schemes) are
classified into the public or private
sector in the same way as other
workers (that is, using the questions
above). Those on college-based
schemes are considered neither
public nor private sector workers.
Given the way that the LFS
classifies people to the public and
private sector, respondents can end
up being classified as working in the
public sector when really they are in
the private sector, according to
National Accounts definitions. An
example is employees of publicfunded bodies, such as universities
and further education colleges, who
are classified as being in the public
sector according to the LFS.
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Table
1
Public sector employment estimates from public sector organisations compared with those from the LFS;
United Kingdom; 1995 to 2005, not seasonally adjusted
Data from public
sector organisationsa
Data taken direct from
Labour Force Surveya, b
Adjusted LFS – closer
to National Accounts
definitionsc
Difference between
LFS and public sector
organisations data
Difference between
adjusted LFS and public
sector organisations data
in levels
(000s)
% of all in
employment
(percentage
point)
000s
% of all in
employment
000s
% of all in
employment
000s
% of all in
employment
in levels
(000s)
% of all in
employment
(percentage
point)
1995
5,371
20.7
6,126
23.6
5,607
21.6
755
2.9
236
0.9
1996
5,272
20.1
6,232
23.8
5,656
21.6
960
3.7
384
1.5
1997
5,178
19.4
6,046
22.7
5,513
20.7
868
3.3
335
1.3
1998
5,166
19.2
6,037
22.4
5,525
20.5
871
3.2
359
1.3
1999
5,209
19.1
6,166
22.6
5,647
20.7
957
3.5
438
1.6
2000
5,290
19.1
6,282
22.7
5,812
21.0
992
3.6
522
1.9
2001
5,381
19.3
6,372
22.9
5,871
21.1
991
3.6
490
1.8
2002
5,488
19.6
6,500
23.2
5,996
21.4
1,012
3.6
508
1.8
2003
5,638
19.9
6,616
23.4
6,136
21.7
978
3.5
498
1.8
2004
5,751
20.2
6,896
24.2
6,383
22.4
1,145
4.0
632
2.2
2005
5,846
20.3
7,007
24.3
6,517
22.6
1,161
4.0
671
2.3
1999 Q1
5,203
19.3
6,171
22.9
5,632
20.9
968
3.6
429
1.6
1999 Q2
5,209
19.1
6,166
22.6
5,647
20.7
957
3.5
438
1.6
1999 Q3
5,194
19.0
6,202
22.7
5,711
20.9
1,008
3.7
517
1.9
1999 Q4
5,277
19.4
6,207
22.8
5,717
21.0
930
3.4
440
1.6
2000 Q1
5,278
19.3
6,315
23.1
5,823
21.3
1,037
3.8
545
2.0
2000 Q2
5,290
19.1
6,282
22.7
5,812
21.0
992
3.6
522
1.9
2000 Q3
5,275
19.1
6,368
23.1
5,872
21.3
1,093
4.0
597
2.2
2000 Q4
5,345
19.4
6,415
23.3
5,920
21.5
1,070
3.9
575
2.1
2001 Q1
5,360
19.4
6,459
23.4
5,935
21.5
1,099
4.0
575
2.1
2001 Q2
5,381
19.3
6,372
22.9
5,871
21.1
991
3.6
490
1.8
2001 Q3
5,362
19.3
6,374
22.9
5,873
21.1
1,012
3.6
511
1.8
2001 Q4
5,440
19.6
6,426
23.2
5,900
21.3
986
3.6
460
1.7
2002 Q1
5,471
19.7
6,446
23.2
5,946
21.4
975
3.5
475
1.7
2002 Q2
5,488
19.6
6,500
23.2
5,996
21.4
1,012
3.6
508
1.8
2002 Q3
5,480
19.5
6,514
23.2
5,981
21.3
1,034
3.7
501
1.8
2002 Q4
5,573
19.9
6,545
23.4
6,041
21.6
972
3.5
468
1.7
2003 Q1
5,604
20.0
6,573
23.4
6,067
21.6
969
3.4
463
1.6
2003 Q2
5,638
19.9
6,616
23.4
6,136
21.7
978
3.5
498
1.8
2003 Q3
5,637
19.9
6,649
23.5
6,196
21.9
1,012
3.6
559
2.0
2003 Q4
5,732
20.2
6,800
24.0
6,318
22.3
1,068
3.8
586
2.1
2004 Q1
5,752
20.3
6,884
24.3
6,374
22.5
1,132
4.0
622
2.2
2004 Q2
5,751
20.2
6,896
24.2
6,383
22.4
1,145
4.0
632
2.2
2004 Q3
5,750
20.1
6,917
24.2
6,374
22.3
1,167
4.1
624
2.2
2004 Q4
5,817
20.3
6,988
24.4
6,473
22.6
1,171
4.1
656
2.3
2005 Q1
5,831
20.4
6,943
24.3
6,429
22.5
1,112
3.9
598
2.1
2005 Q2
5,846
20.3
7,007
24.3
6,517
22.6
1,161
4.0
671
2.3
Sources: Labour Force Survey; returns from public sector organisations, ONS
a Annual data from public sector organisations are based solely on June (Q2) data. Annual LFS data are estimates for June-August of that year.
b Includes people with workplace outside UK and those who did not state their industry. LFS public/private split is self-defined by respondents.
LFS levels of public sector employment are derived from Table 22 of the LFS Historical Quarterly Supplement. It includes respondents who gave
no answer to this question who have been allocated on a pro-rata basis between public and private sector. These estimates have been derived
from latest interim-adjusted estimates and will therefore differ from estimates taken directly from LFS microdata. LFS data for Q1 = March-May,
Q2 = June-August, Q3 = September-November, Q4 = December-February.
c Adjusted LFS data have been brought closer into line with National Accounts definitions of the public sector by the reallocation of workers who
said they worked in higher education and other grant-funded establishments and those who reported themselves as being temporary agency
workers to the private sector. Proportions have been applied to the latest interim-adjusted LFS employment estimates and will therefore differ
from estimates taken directly from LFS microdata.
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However, universities and further
education colleges are, in fact, part
of the private sector in the National
Accounts, as they are not controlled
by government. Employees working
for agencies and/or contractors can
also classify themselves as working in
the public sector in the LFS when, in
reality, because their employer is a
private sector organisation, they
should be allocated to the private
sector, according to the National
Accounts definitions.
Another example is dentists, GPs
and GP practice staff. In the LFS
they are coded according to whether
the practice is mainly NHS or
private. So then, GPs are coded to
the private or public sector
depending on whether they do
mainly private work or NHS work
even though in the National
Accounts, because they are selfemployed, they are considered part
of the private sector. Thus, for the
purposes of the questions in the LFS,
the respondents’ public or private
sector status is defined according to
the work that they mainly do.
Characteristics of people employed in the public sector
Table
2
Public and private sector employment by sex; United Kingdom; 1995
to 2004, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
Men
Women
All
1995
39.8
60.2
100.0
1996
38.4
61.6
100.0
1997
37.1
62.9
100.0
1998
37.2
62.8
100.0
1999
36.5
63.5
100.0
2000
36.5
63.5
100.0
2001
35.6
64.4
100.0
2002
35.0
65.0
100.0
2003
35.1
64.9
100.0
2004
34.8
65.2
100.0
1995
58.6
41.4
100.0
1996
58.8
41.2
100.0
1997
58.9
41.1
100.0
1998
58.7
41.3
100.0
1999
58.8
41.2
100.0
2000
58.7
41.3
100.0
2001
58.9
41.1
100.0
2002
58.9
41.1
100.0
2003
59.0
41.0
100.0
2004
59.2
40.8
100.0
Public
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
Reconciling LFS public
sector employment
estimates with ONS PSE
figures
When the LFS is used to produce
estimates of the number of workers
in the public sector, it produces
estimates that are around 1 million
higher than those derived from
public sector organisations
themselves (see Figure 1). Table 1
shows that the LFS for the three
months ending August 2005
estimates the number of public
sector workers as 7.0 million. This
compares with 5.9 million from
estimates based on returns from
public sector organisations. In terms
Office for National Statistics
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
Box
1
Definitions
Public sector
The public sector is made up of employees and those on government
employment and training schemes whereas the private sector also includes
the self-employed and unpaid family workers. Those on college-based
government employment and training schemes are neither public nor private
sector and are excluded from these estimates.
Annual estimates
In most tables and figures (all except Tables 1 and 9 and Figure 1) annual
estimates are represented as four-quarter averages. Four-quarter averages
are based on spring (Mar-May), summer (Jun-Aug), autumn (Sep-Nov) and
winter (Dec-Feb) each year; for example, 2004 data is an average over the
period March 2004 to February 2005.
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Figure
2
Proportion of people with selected characteristics employed in the public sector; United Kingdom; 1995
to 2004
Per cent
Sex
Per cent
Age
30
35
30
25
25
20
20
15
15
10
10
Men
Women
5
5
16-17
0
25-34
18-24
35-49
50+
0
1995
1996
1997
1998
Per cent
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Ethnicity
1995
1996
1997
1998
Per cent
24
24
23
23
22
22
21
21
20
20
White
Non-White
19
1999
2000
2001
2003
2004
Disability
Disabled
Not disabled
19
0
2002
0
2001
2002
Per cent
2003
2004
1998
Full- and part-time
1999
2009
Per cent
30
30
25
25
20
20
15
15
10
10
Part-time
Full-time
5
2002
2003
2004
Hours worked
5
0-5
0
2001
16-30
6-15
31-45
45+
0
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
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of public sector workers as a
percentage of all in employment, the
LFS estimates that in the three
months ending August 2005 some
24.3 per cent of people worked in
the public sector.
For the purpose of bringing the
LFS estimates more into line with
National Accounts definitions ONS
has undertaken work, at the analysis
stage, to adjust the public sector
estimates from the LFS. This
involved re-allocating workers who
stated that they worked for a
university or other grant funded
institution from the public sector
into the private sector. At the same
time, all workers who stated in the
LFS that they worked as agency
temporary workers were also
reclassified as private sector workers.
The result is that the difference
between public sector employment
estimates from the LFS and those
based on returns from public sector
organisations is reduced to 671,000
in Q2 2005 rather than 1.2 million
when the LFS estimates are used
without being adjusted (see Table 1).
GPs and GP practice staff who are
allocated to the public sector in the
LFS could not be reclassified to the
private sector as there is no way of
distinguishing these staff from other
staff; GPs are grouped together with
doctors and dentists who work in
hospitals in the Standard
Occupational Classification (2000).
By allocating all respondents who
said they worked in a ‘university or
other grant-funded establishment’,
employees in grant-funded schools
not under local authority control
(called ‘opted-out schools’ in the LFS
guidance) were also allocated to the
private sector when, in reality, they
should be considered public sector
employees according to National
Accounts definitions. To ascertain
how many of these employees may
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Characteristics of people employed in the public sector
Table
3
Public and private sector employment by age band; United
Kingdom; 1995 to 2000, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
16-17
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+
All
1995
0.5
7.4
26.4
43.2
22.6
100.0
1996
0.5
7.1
26.1
43.6
22.7
100.0
1997
0.6
6.2
25.9
43.9
23.3
100.0
1998
0.5
5.9
23.9
44.7
25.0
100.0
1999
0.5
5.9
23.1
44.8
25.6
100.0
2000
0.5
6.1
22.5
44.5
26.4
100.0
2001
0.5
6.3
21.2
44.5
27.4
100.0
2002
0.5
6.5
20.7
44.6
27.6
100.0
2003
0.5
6.5
21.1
43.8
28.1
100.0
2004
0.5
6.3
21.1
44.0
28.1
100.0
1995
2.8
14.2
26.5
34.7
21.7
100.0
1996
3.0
13.6
26.5
34.8
22.0
100.0
1997
3.1
13.5
26.3
34.4
22.7
100.0
1998
3.0
13.4
26.3
34.2
23.1
100.0
1999
2.8
13.4
25.9
34.5
23.5
100.0
2000
2.8
13.3
25.2
35.0
23.7
100.0
2001
2.8
13.5
24.5
35.2
24.1
100.0
2002
2.8
13.5
23.6
35.6
24.5
100.0
2003
2.7
13.5
22.6
35.9
25.2
100.0
2004
2.7
13.7
22.1
36.0
25.5
100.0
Public
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
Figure
3
Public and private sector employment by sex; United Kingdom; 2004
Per cent
100
90
80
70
60
Women
50
Men
40
30
20
10
0
Public
Private
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be affected, the Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC 1992) of these
respondents was looked at.
Further investigation showed that
within the education sector (SIC
code 80) most of the reclassification
from public to private was, as
desired, in the industries of sub, first,
and post-degree education (SIC
codes 8030). However, there was also
a small re-allocation of employees
who stated they worked in primary,
secondary and special, statemaintained education from public to
private sector (around 60,000
workers). Some of these (around a
quarter) were agency temporary
workers, so these workers have been
correctly reclassified into the private
sector in the adjusted LFS estimates.
This leaves around 45,000 employees
who were reclassified to the private
sector in the adjusted LFS estimates
who could actually be public sector
workers. However, it is difficult to
know precisely, as both industry
coding and public/private coding are
subject to respondent misclassification in the LFS. Although
this affects the levels, it will only
have a minimal impact on the
proportions of public sector workers
with various characteristics.
Characteristics of public
sector workers
When looking at the characteristics
of public sector workers on the
adjusted basis, there are two ways
that comparisons can be made.
Firstly the characteristics of public
sector workers can be shown in
terms of the percentage of these
workers who have the certain
characteristic – for example the
proportion of public sector workers
who are women. These can then be
compared with the proportion of
workers in the private sector who
share the characteristic in order to
put them in context (see Tables 2
to 8).
Another way of looking at
characteristics of public sector
workers is in terms of the percentage
of people with a particular
characteristic who work in the
public sector – for example, the
proportion of female workers who
work in the public sector (see Figure
2). The following text describes the
differences and trends looking at the
characteristics of public sector
workers from both perspectives
outlined above.
It should also be noted that
estimates in this section refer to
annual averages from the LFS. Fourquarter averages have been
calculated from the LFS for spring to
winter each year from 1995 to 2004
to reduce the sampling variability of
the estimates. Also, the public sector
only includes employees and those
on government employment and
training schemes, whereas the
private sector figures presented here
also contain self-employed workers
and unpaid family workers. Some of
the differences in the characteristics
could therefore be the result of the
differences in employment status of
individuals; for example, we know
that men are more likely than
women to be self-employed.
Sex
When broken down by sex, the LFS
shows that the percentage of public
sector workers who are women was
65 per cent in 2004 compared with
private sector workers, where only 41
per cent were women (see Figure 3).
In the last 10 years the proportion of
public sector workers who were
women has increased by around 5
percentage points, from 60 per cent
in 1995. Over the same period in the
private sector, the percentage of
workers who are men and women
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has stayed largely the same at around
59 per cent and 41 per cent
respectively (see Table 2).
Looking at these figures the other
way, the proportion of men in
employment who are employed in
the public sector has decreased
slightly since 1995, while the
proportion of women has increased
slightly more than the decrease in
men (see Figure 2).
Age
Table 3 shows that the vast majority
of public sector workers were in the
35 to 50 and 50 and over age groups.
These age groups accounted for
around 72 per cent of public sector
workers in 2004, with the 35 to 54
age group having the largest
percentage of public sector workers
(44 per cent) and the 50 and over
age group representing 28 per cent
of public sector workers. The 16 and
17 age group represented less than 1
per cent of public sector workers
over the whole time period and
public sector workers aged 18 to 24
represented only 6 to 7 per cent over
the period. This differs from the
private sector, where around 3 per
cent of workers were aged 16 and 17
and around 13 to 14 per cent were
aged 18 to 24 over the period. The
proportion of public sector workers
aged 25 to 34 has decreased slightly,
from 7 per cent in 1995 to 6 per cent
in 2004.
Since 1995 the proportion of public
sector workers who were aged 50
and over increased by 5 percentage
points, while the proportion of those
aged 25 to 34 decreased by 5
percentage points (see Table 3). This
appears to reflect changes in the
workforce as a whole as similar
trends exist for the private sector.
Looking at the proportion of
people in employment in different
age groups who worked in the public
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4
Public and private sector employment by ethnicity; United Kingdom; 2001 to 2004, not seasonally
adjusted
Per cent
White
Non-White
All
Mixed
Asian or
Asian
British
Black or
or Black
British
Chinese
Other
Ethnic
Group
Total
nonWhite
Public
2001
94.3
0.5
2.4
2.2
0.2
0.5
5.7
100.0
2002
93.9
0.4
2.8
2.1
0.2
0.6
6.1
100.0
2003
93.5
0.4
2.8
2.3
0.2
0.7
6.5
100.0
2004
93.0
0.6
3.1
2.3
0.3
0.8
7.0
100.0
2001
94.4
0.5
2.9
1.5
0.3
0.4
5.6
100.0
2002
93.8
0.5
3.2
1.5
0.4
0.6
6.2
100.0
2003
93.5
0.6
3.3
1.5
0.4
0.7
6.5
100.0
2004
93.0
0.6
3.4
1.7
0.3
0.9
7.0
100.0
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
sector, those who are over 50
increased by nearly 2 percentage
points over the last 10 years. The
proportion of those in the 18 to 24
age group employed in the public
sector decreased by 2 percentage
points between 1995 and 1999, but
has increased by around 1.5
percentage points in the last five
years. It is still around 1 percentage
point below the proportion for 1995
(see Figure 2).
Ethnicity
The proportion of workers who are
White and non-White was the same
in the public and private sectors in
2004 (93 per cent were White and 7
per cent were non-White). Since
2001 (the date from which ethnicity
figures are available on a consistent
basis in the LFS) the proportion of
non-White workers in both the
public and private sectors has
increased by just over 1 percentage
Office for National Statistics
Table
5
Public and private sector employment by disability; working age;
United Kingdom; 1998 to 2004, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
Long-term disabled
Not long-term disabled
All
1998
11.1
88.9
100.0
1999
12.2
87.8
100.0
2000
12.0
88.0
100.0
2001
12.2
87.8
100.0
2002
13.0
87.0
100.0
2003
13.4
86.6
100.0
2004
13.1
86.9
100.0
1998
10.1
89.9
100.0
1999
11.1
88.9
100.0
2000
11.6
88.4
100.0
2001
11.7
88.3
100.0
2002
11.9
88.1
100.0
2003
12.3
87.7
100.0
2004
12.7
87.3
100.0
Public
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
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Table
6
Public and private sector employment by full-time and part-time
status; United Kingdom; 1995 to 2004, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
Full-time
Part-time
All
1995
71.6
28.4
100,0
1996
70.4
29.6
100.0
1997
69.7
30.3
100.0
1998
69.7
30.3
100.0
1999
70.1
29.9
100.0
2000
69.7
30.3
100.0
2001
69.4
30.6
100.0
2002
69.5
30.5
100.0
2003
69.8
30.2
100.0
2004
70.1
29.9
100.0
1995
76.6
23.4
100.0
1996
76.4
23.6
100.0
1997
76.5
23.5
100.0
1998
76.4
23.6
100.0
1999
76.3
23.7
100.0
2000
76.1
23.9
100.0
2001
76.4
23.6
100.0
2002
75.7
24.3
100.0
2003
75.3
24.7
100.0
2004
75.6
24.4
100.0
Public
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
point (see Table 4). The proportion
of the public sector who are Asian or
Asian British was lower in all the
years compared with the proportion
in the private sector. The opposite
appears to be true for Black or
Black British workers, where they
make up a slightly higher proportion
of the public sector than the private
sector.
Looking at the proportion of White
and non-White workers who work
in the public sector there is very little
difference. Overall it appears that
White and non-White workers are
equally likely to work in the public
sector; around 22 per cent since
2001 (see Figure 2).
Disability
The proportion of public sector
workers of working age who were
long-term disabled was 13 per cent
in 2004, the same as the private
sector. Since 1998 (the first year that
disability estimates are available) the
proportion of the public sector that
was made up of long-term disabled
workers increased by 2 percentage
points (see Table 5). A similar
increase was also seen in the private
sector.
497
Looking at the proportions of longterm disabled and not long-term
disabled people of working age who
work in the public sector, the
proportion has been similar, at
around 20 to 23 per cent over the
period. Since 1998 the proportions of
long-term disabled and not longterm disabled workers working in the
public sector have increased by nearly
2 percentage points and 1 percentage
point respectively (see Figure 2).
Full-time and part-time
working
The public sector historically has
employed a larger percentage of its
staff on a part-time basis compared
with the private sector. In 2004 30
per cent of public sector workers
reported themselves as working parttime; for private sector workers the
figure was 24 per cent. These
proportions have remained relatively
unchanged since 1995 (see Table 6).
The percentage of full-time
workers in the public sector has been
around 20 per cent since 1995,
whereas the percentage of part-time
workers in the public sector has been
around 25 per cent (see Figure 2).
Usual hours worked
Analysis by total usual weekly hours
worked illustrates that workers in the
public sector are more likely to work
16 to 30 hours per week than their
private sector counterparts. Table 7
shows that in 2004 22 per cent of
public sector workers usually worked
between 16 and 30 hours a week
compared with 17 per cent of private
sector workers. The larger percentage
working 16 to 34 hours is likely to
represent the larger number of parttime staff who are employed in the
public sector (see above). The lower
percentage for the over 45 hours
band will also be a product of this –
fewer full-time workers in the public
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Public and private sector employment by total weekly usual hours worked; United Kingdom; 1995 to
2004, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
0-5 hours
6-15 hours
16-30 hours
31-45 hours
45+ hours
All
1995
1.8
7.8
18.1
55.4
16.9
100.0
1996
1.9
7.9
19.4
54.0
16.9
100.0
1997
1.6
8.1
20.1
54.5
15.7
100.0
1998
1.6
8.2
20.1
53.6
16.5
100.0
1999
1.7
8.0
19.9
54.0
16.5
100.0
2000
1.5
8.1
20.4
53.5
16.5
100.0
2001
1.4
7.6
21.2
53.4
16.5
100.0
2002
1.4
7.3
21.6
52.9
16.8
100.0
2003
1.5
7.2
21.2
54.1
15.9
100.0
2004
1.4
6.9
21.7
55.0
15.1
100.0
1995
2.2
8.3
13.4
47.9
28.3
100.0
1996
2.0
8.3
13.9
47.3
28.5
100.0
1997
2.0
8.0
14.1
47.2
28.7
100.0
1998
1.9
7.9
14.4
48.4
27.3
100.0
1999
1.9
7.8
14.9
49.1
26.3
100.0
2000
1.7
7.6
15.2
49.5
26.0
100.0
2001
1.5
7.3
15.4
50.2
25.5
100.0
2002
1.5
7.4
15.9
50.6
24.6
100.0
2003
1.5
7.6
16.4
50.8
23.7
100.0
2004
1.5
7.4
16.6
51.5
23.1
100.0
Public
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: See definitions in Box 1.
sector. Public sector workers are also
less likely to work long hours than
workers in the private sector. In 2004
15 per cent of public sector workers
worked over 45 hours while 23 per
cent of private sector workers did so.
Since 1995 the proportion of public
sector workers usually working more
than 45 hours has fallen from 17 per
cent to 15 per cent. The proportion
of private sector workers working
long hours also fell over the same
period; from 28 per cent in 1995 to
23 per cent in 2005.
When looked at in terms of the
Office for National Statistics
proportion of workers working a
specified number of hours per week
who are public sector workers, most
of the groups follow the general UK
public/private split. However,
historically around 27 per cent of
those working 16 to 30 hours have
been employed in the public sector,
while around 15 per cent of those
working over 45 hours are employed
in the public sector. Again this is
likely to be a product of the public
sector having a larger number of
people working part-time than the
private sector (see Figure 2).
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Job tenure
The proportion of public sector
workers who have stayed with the
same employer for five years or more
has been higher than that for the
private sector since 1995. However,
the proportion of workers who have
spent five to nine years with their
current employer in the public sector
has decreased in recent years and is
now equal to that for the private
sector. In 1995 24 per cent of
workers in the public sector stated
that they had been with their current
employer for five to nine years but in
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8
Public and private sector employment by time spent with current employer; United Kingdom; 1995 to
2004, not seasonally adjusted
Per cent
Less than
1 year
1 year
or more
but less
than 2
2 years
or more
but less
than 5
5 years
or more
but less
than 10
10 years
or more
but less
than 20
20 years
or more
All
1995
10.9
7.5
17.7
23.8
25.1
15.0
100.0
1996
11.5
8.0
16.4
23.5
26.0
14.7
100.0
1997
11.8
8.5
16.0
22.2
27.1
14.4
100.0
1998
11.7
8.2
16.4
20.3
27.7
15.6
100.0
1999
12.2
8.4
17.0
18.1
27.6
16.6
100.0
2000
12.3
9.0
17.2
17.3
27.4
16.9
100.0
2001
13.3
9.0
17.5
16.1
27.2
17.0
100.0
2002
12.8
9.7
18.2
16.0
26.6
16.7
100.0
2003
12.5
9.8
19.6
16.5
25.4
16.2
100.0
2004
12.4
9.2
21.5
16.8
24.2
15.8
100.0
1995
20.3
11.5
19.0
20.9
17.7
10.6
100.0
1996
20.5
12.0
18.9
19.6
18.2
10.7
100.0
1997
21.6
12.1
19.6
17.8
18.3
10.5
100.0
1998
22.0
12.5
20.0
16.4
18.7
10.2
100.0
1999
21.3
13.1
21.0
15.2
19.0
10.4
100.0
2000
21.4
12.6
21.8
15.0
18.6
10.6
100.0
2001
21.7
12.9
21.6
15.1
18.2
10.5
100.0
2002
20.4
13.1
22.7
15.6
17.7
10.4
100.0
Public
Private
2003
19.8
12.3
23.1
16.6
17.8
10.4
100.0
2004
20.3
12.3
22.8
16.8
17.2
10.6
100.0
Source: Labour Force Survey
2004 this reduced to 17 per cent (see
Table 8). The proportion of workers
in the public sector who had spent
10 to 19 years with their current
employer has remained between 7
and 10 percentage points higher for
the public sector than the private
sector since 1995. The 20 years or
more tenure group has consistently
been around 4 to 6 percentage points
higher for the public sector. The
proportion who have been with the
same employer for less than one year
has been around 8 to 10 percentage
points less in the public sector than
the private sector. This may partly
reflect differences in the age profile
of public and private sector workers.
Union membership
Looking at union membership, the
percentage of public sector workers
who said they were members of a
union was 59 per cent in autumn
2004. This value has not decreased
much since autumn 1995. Over the
same time period union density has
reduced in the private sector; from
20 per cent in autumn 1995 to 16
per cent in autumn 2004 (see Table
9). For more details of union
membership see Department of
Trade and Industry’s Trade Union
Membership 2004 publication at
www.dti.gov.uk/er/emar/tradeunion_
membership2004.pdf.
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Conclusions
From the information presented in
this article it can be seen that the
LFS is a useful source for analysis of
the characteristics of public sector
workers. However, although these
estimates have been adjusted so they
are more in line with the National
Accounts definition of the public
sector, the quality is affected by the
self-defined nature of the LFS
questionnaire. This can lead to
respondents being wrongly classified
as public sector workers when, in
fact, they are private sector workers
working for a company contracted
by the public sector. It has been
proposed that a link between LFS
figures and the Inter-Departmental
Business Register (IDBR) should be
developed as a way to improve LFS
industry figures. The IDBR includes
more reliable industry classification
of the organisation and this, along
with some further questions on the
LFS to ascertain whether an
individual is an employee of that
organisation rather than an agency
worker working on their premises,
should allow a more accurate coding
of respondents’ public or private
sector status. This method would
help, for example, employees of
catering firms who are contracted to
provide canteen facilities to local
authorities to be identified more
easily and correctly classified as
private sector employees.
ONS is developing this approach
and needs to test how well postcode
Table
9
Public and private sector employmenta by trade union membership;
United Kingdom; autumn quarters 1995 to 2004, not seasonally
adjusted
Per cent
Union member
Non union member
All
1995
60.7
39.3
100.0
1996
60.6
39.4
100.0
1997
60.8
39.2
100.0
1998
60.4
39.6
100.0
1999
59.9
40.1
100.0
2000
60.6
39.4
100.0
2001
59.9
40.1
100.0
2002
60.1
39.9
100.0
2003
59.4
40.6
100.0
2004
59.3
40.7
100.0
1995
19.9
80.1
100.0
1996
19.4
80.6
100.0
1997
19.0
81.0
100.0
1998
18.4
81.6
100.0
1999
18.3
81.7
100.0
2000
17.9
82.1
100.0
2001
17.7
82.3
100.0
2002
17.3
82.7
100.0
2003
17.1
82.9
100.0
2004
16.3
83.7
100.0
Public
Private
Source: Labour Force Survey
a Includes armed forces.
address software matches employer
information given by respondents
before the feasibility of this matching
project can be ascertained. However,
if the link is successfully made it
should significantly improve, not
only the LFS classification of public
and private sector employees, but
industry coding and workplace
location classification as well.
Further information
For further information, contact:
Daniel Heap,
Room B3/04,
Office for National Statistics,
1 Drummond Gate,
London SW1V 2QQ,
E-mail: [email protected],
Tel: 020 7533 6131.
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ethnicity in England
and Wales, 1991 to 2001
Key points
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Occupational segregation by sex
declined during the 1990s to a
larger extent than in previous
decades. The fall took place
across all ethnic groups.
Men in all ethnic groups other
than Bangladeshi were
occupationally advantaged
relative to women of the same
group.
Levels of occupational
segregation by ethnic group
were lower than levels of
occupational segregation by sex.
In most ethnic groups the
proportion of workers
concentrated in the five most
common occupations decreased
between 1991 and 2001. This
was particularly so in the case of
manual and manufacturing
occupations. Conversely,
concentration in service
occupations increased.
These largely uniform trends in
occupational segregation and
concentration took place in the
context of changes in the
demographics and labour force
status of every ethnic group.
Introduction
he labour force is structured
by sex. Men typically work
continuously up to
retirement while women have more
varied patterns of labour force
attachment. In addition, men and
women tend to work in different
occupations. Occupational
segregation gives rise to inequality
when one group is more likely to
work in the better-paid occupations.
Patterns of occupational sex
segregation and disadvantage vary
for different ethnic groups. In
addition, women and men in each
ethnic group are occupationally
segregated from the rest of the
labour force to varying degrees.
Ethnic segregation reveals patterns
of inequality when ethnic minorities
are compared with the White
majority.
This article describes trends in
occupational segregation of the sexes
and the different ethnic groups and
concomitant disadvantage in
England and Wales at the 1991 and
2001 Censuses. Results from the
ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) and
T
the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are
also presented. (See Technical note
for a description of the data.)
During the 1990s there was a decline
in occupational sex segregation in all
ethnic groups. Also, there was a
decline in occupational ethnic
segregation for men and women of
all ethnic groups other than Black
African men. In 1991 and 2001
workers were more occupationally
segregated by sex than they were by
ethnicity, with the exception of
Bangladeshi and Chinese men.
Increased concentration of both
women and men of all ethnic groups
in service-related occupations is
suggested as a key factor driving the
fall in occupational sex and ethnic
segregation. Although distinct,
segregation and concentration are
related concepts, the former being
the outcome of ‘all the separate levels
of concentration in individual
occupations’ (Blackburn and
Jarman, 2005). The final part of the
article looks at the five occupations
where women and men were most
concentrated in 1991 and 2001. This
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provides some insight, albeit a
partial one, into the dynamics
underlying changes in the levels of
occupational segregation.
Occupational segregation by sex and ethnicity in England and Wales, 1991 to 2001
Figure
Ethnic differences in economic activity for men aged 16 to 64;
England and Wales; 2001
The population under
study
This research is concerned with
people of working age (men aged 16
to 64 and women aged 16 to 59)
who were in employment. Figures 1
and 2 show how these populations
varied by sex and ethnic group in
2001. They illustrate that the analysis
of occupational segregation applies
to different proportions of the male
and female population within each
ethnic group.1 For example, among
women (Figure 2) economic activity
rates were generally lower than
among men (the only exceptions
were Black Caribbean women and
men, who had similar rates). Also,
economic activity patterns across
ethnic groups were more diverse for
women than for men. In particular,
the contrast between White and
Black Caribbean women, with over
65 per cent in employment, on the
one hand, and Pakistani and
Bangladeshi women, with fewer than
25 per cent in employment, stood
out.2
Changes in occupational
sex segregation
Researchers have noted a broadly
stable situation in the level of
occupational sex segregation in
Britain throughout the twentieth
century (Hakim, 1981 and 1992;
Abbott and Sapsford, 1987) with
only a slightly declining trend. For
example, Tzannatos (1990) found a
10 per cent fall in occupational
segregation between 1901 and 1979.
The fall became more pronounced
following the introduction of equal
opportunities legislation in the mid-
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1
White
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Black Caribbean
Black African
Chinese
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
Per cent
Unemployed
Employed
Source: 2001 Census
Figure
2
Ethnic differences in economic activity for women aged 16 to 59;
England and Wales; 2001
White
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Black Caribbean
Black African
Chinese
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Per cent
Employed
Unemployed
Source: 2001 Census
1970s (Hakim, 1998 and 2003;
Rubery and Fagan, 1995). This took
place in the broader context of deindustrialisation (which began in the
mid-1960s) and labour force
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feminisation (see, for example,
Rubery, 1988).
In this article the Gini Index has
been used to measure change in
occupational segregation since 1971
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1
Occupational sex segregation by year and data source; England and
Wales/Great Britain; 1971 to 2001
Year
Classificationa
1971
CO70
1981
CO80
1991
SOC90
1996
SOC90
2001
SOC2000
2001
SOC90
Censusb
–
–
LFSc
–
–
0.78
–
0.69
–
0.76
0.75
0.72
–
0.81
0.80
0.77
–
0.70
0.72
Data sources
ONS LS
b
d
Sources: Census; ONS Longitudinal Study; Labour Force Survey
Note: Gini Indices standardised to 200 occupations in this and following tables (on
standardisation, see Technical note)
a See Technical note.
b England and Wales.
c Great Britain.
d No person imputation.
Table
2
Occupational sex segregation by ethnic group; England and Wales;
1991 and 2001
1991
2001
Gini Index
Rank
Gini Index
Rank
Ethnic group
White
0.78
2
0.70
1
Indian
0.61
5
0.54
5
Pakistani
0.67
4
0.63
4
Bangladeshi
0.76
3
0.69
2
Black Caribbean
0.80
1
0.69
2
Black African
0.61
5
0.54
5
Chinese
0.51
7
0.48
7
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census
– the starting point of the ONS
Longitudinal Study (LS). The Gini
Index varies from 0 (total
integration) to 1 (total segregation)
– see Technical note for an
explanation of the Index. Table 1
shows that Gini Index values for the
LS fell between 1971 and 1981 by
0.01 (from 0.81 to 0.80), and by 0.03
between 1981 and 1991 (from 0.80
to 0.77). Given the context of minor
change in the indices of segregation
in the twentieth century, the 1980s
change is more substantial.
Analysis of Census data shows a
steep 1990s decline of 0.09 in the
Gini Index, from 0.78 in 1991 to
0.69 in 2001. This is in line with
Hakim's prediction at the start of the
decade (Hakim, 1992). To control
for record imputation in the 2001
Census, 2001 indices were
recalculated using LS data. This
reduced the fall in segregation to
0.07 (0.77 less 0.70). The fall is
reduced further to 0.05 (0.77 less
0.72) when occupations in 2001
were coded to SOC90 to control for
change in the occupational
classification. These Census-based
results compare with a fall of 0.04
based on 1991 and 2001 LFS data.3
Thus, regardless of the source used,
the fall in occupational sex
segregation not only continued in
the 1990s but also accelerated.
Census and Labour Force Survey
data have been used in combination
in other studies of occupational
segregation, but often without their
differences being pointed out.4
Disparity in results based on these
two sources reflects contrasting
methods used, including the mode
of administration, coverage, topic,
and the coding of the questions on
occupation.5 Based on the systematic
comparison of their labour market
indicators, both ONS (2005) and
Heap (2005) suggest that the LFS is
preferable for aggregate indicators,
whereas the Census is more
appropriate for researching small
groups. The ethnic minority
population made up only 5.5 per
cent and 7.9 per cent of the
population of Great Britain in 1991
and 2001, respectively. Thus the
Census, with its almost universal
coverage, is the only data source that
can support analysis of occupational
segregation by sex and ethnicity,
even if only the fully-coded 10 per
cent sample is used for 1991, as in
this article. LFS-based estimates
would quickly become unstable at
such level of detail (ONS, 2005) and
there would be a high number of
occupations with no workers in the
sample (which would skew the Gini
indices). Table 2 presents the levels
of occupational sex segregation by
ethnic group in 1991 and 2001 based
on Census data.6
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The decrease in occupational sex
segregation applied to all ethnic
groups. To a large extent, the
magnitude of the decrease was related
to the level of sex segregation in each
ethnic group in 1991. Thus, Chinese
people, who were the least segregated
in 1991, experienced the lowest
decline over the decade (0.03). The
most segregated group in 1991, Black
Caribbean people, experienced the
largest decline (0.11), ceasing to be
the most segregated group in 2001 in
favour of White people. Low indices
for Chinese people imply that women
and men tended to work in the same
occupations while the relatively high
values for White, Bangladeshi and
Black Caribbean people indicate that
men and women in these groups had
different occupational careers. None
of these outcomes is ‘better’ or
‘worse’. For example, cross-national
studies reveal that high sex
segregation often coincides with high
rates of female employment and a
‘modern’ economy with a large
service sector and employee class
(Charles, 1992). Sex segregation can
protect women from competition
from men, bestowing particular
advantage at a time when feminised
areas of the labour force (for
example, caring occupations) are
expanding. Conversely, as Anker
(1998) points out, segregation is
detrimental when it limits
individuals’ labour market choices,
reinforces stereotypes and is a source
of labour market rigidity and
economic inefficiency. The extent to
which occupational segregation
penalises a particular group can only
be understood by examining what the
specialist literature (Blackburn et al,
2001; Blackburn and Jarman, 2005)
calls its ‘vertical’ dimension (what is
referred to in this article as
‘occupational disadvantage’ or
‘inequality’). Table 3 shows the
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Occupational sex inequality by ethnic group (Somers’ D indices)a;
England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
1991
Rank
2001
Rank
Ethnic group
White
0.26
1
0.23
1
Indian
0.26
1
0.22
2
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
0.07
5
0.06
6
-0.18
7
-0.11
7
Black Caribbean
0.11
4
0.07
5
Black African
0.22
3
0.13
3
Chinese
0.06
6
0.08
4
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
a Given the way the data were coded (male=1, female=2), negative values of Somers’ D indicate
female advantage compared with men in a given ethnic group.
b Occupations were ranked using average hourly male pay.
degree of sex disadvantage in the
labour market within each group as
measured by levels of occupational
pay in 1991 and 2001.
In 1991 and 2001 in all ethnic
groups other than Bangladeshi, men
were more likely to be in better-paid
occupations than women (as
determined by average hourly male
pay, explained in the Technical
note). Over the 1990s occupational
inequality decreased slightly, except
among Chinese workers, for whom
male advantage increased (by 0.02).
The largest decrease in inequality
was among Black Africans (by 0.09).
The second largest decline was
among Bangladeshis, the group with
the lowest rates of female
employment in both 1991 and 2001.
In this group, the few women who
worked did so in better paying
occupations than men of the same
ethnicity. The decline in Bangladeshi
female advantage coincided with an
increase in their employment rate,
albeit from a low base in 1991 (from
14 in 1991 to 21 per cent in 2001).
In both 1991 and 2001 female
disadvantage was highest among
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White and Indian people, the former
also being the most sex segregated
(Table 2). In contrast, although
Black Caribbean men and women
had high occupational sex
segregation, they had one of the
lowest levels of occupational sex
inequality. This means that even
though Black Caribbean men and
women worked in different
occupations, those occupations were
less unequal in terms of pay than
was the case among the men and
women in other ethnic groups.
The occupational ethnic
segregation of men
Table 4 considers the degree to
which men in each ethnic group
were occupationally segregated from
the men in other ethnic groups.
Comparing the results of this table
with those of Table 2 shows that
men in most ethnic groups were less
segregated from men in other ethnic
groups than they were from the
women of the same ethnic group.
Two exceptions were Bangladeshi
and Chinese men. Ethnic
segregation for these two groups of
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4
Occupational ethnic segregation of men in a given ethnic group
relative to all other men; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
1991
2001
Gini Index
Rank
Gini Index
Rank
Ethnic group
White
0.36
6
0.35
6
Indian
0.42
5
0.38
5
Pakistani
0.52
3
0.45
4
Bangladeshi
0.85
1
0.69
1
Black Caribbean
0.47
4
0.27
7
Black African
0.35
7
0.46
3
Chinese
0.75
2
0.66
2
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
Table
5
Occupational disadvantagea of ethnic minority men relative to White
men (Somers’ D indices)b; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
1991
2001
-0.01
-0.09
Pakistani
0.23
0.20
Bangladeshi
0.46
0.40
Ethnic group
Indian
Black Caribbean
0.21
0.13
Black African
0.05
0.07
Chinese
0.10
0.06
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
a Occupations ranked by average hourly male pay.
b Given the way the data were coded (White men=1, ethnic minority men=2), negative values of
Somers’ D indicate ethnic minority advantage compared to White men.
men was equal to or higher than sex
segregation, despite the fact that they
had the second and third largest
decreases in ethnic segregation
between 1991 and 2001 (by 0.16 and
0.09 respectively).
The two groups that were least
ethnically segregated in 1991 were
Black African and White men.
However, they followed different
paths. The former was the only
ethnic group for whom ethnic
segregation increased over the
decade (by 0.11). By contrast, White
men experienced a marginal fall in
ethnic segregation over the decade.
Men in all other ethnic groups also
experienced a decline in ethnic
segregation to some degree. The
sharpest fall took place among Black
Caribbean men (by 0.20), who in
2001 became the group least
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occupationally segregated from men
of other ethnic groups, with an
index value of 0.27.
Table 5 shows occupational
disadvantage among ethnic minority
men relative to White men. Only
Indian men were relatively
advantaged compared to White men
(as signalled by the negative sign of
their index value). This advantage
was marginal in 1991 (-0.01), but
grew over the decade (to -0.09 in
2001). The most disadvantaged
group compared to White men was
Bangladeshi men, with index values
of 0.46 and 0.40 in 1991 and 2001
respectively. However, as with almost
all other groups, their disadvantage
decreased over the decade. The only
exception to this general decline was
Black African men, whose
disadvantage grew slightly over the
decade (by 0.02), coinciding with an
increase in their ethnic segregation,
as mentioned above.
The occupational ethnic
segregation of women
Like men, women were also less
segregated from women in other
ethnic groups than from men in the
same ethnic group. But among
women the difference between sex
and ethnic segregation was typically
greater than for men and, moreover,
it applied to all but one ethnic
group. The exception was Chinese
women. They were almost equally
segregated from other women and
from men in the same ethnic group
in 1991, with a value of 0.50 for
occupational ethnic segregation
(Table 6) and 0.51 for occupational
sex segregation (Table 2).
Comparing Table 6 with Table 2
shows that the greatest difference
between sex and ethnic segregation
occurred among White women
(with a value of 0.24 for ethnic
segregation compared with 0.78 for
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sex segregation in 1991 and 0.19
compared with 0.70, respectively, in
2001). Table 6 also shows that, as for
men, the most ethnically segregated
groups in 1991 were the Bangladeshi
and Chinese. Moreover, like their
male counterparts, Bangladeshi
women experienced one of the
largest declines in ethnic segregation
over the decade (by 0.18), putting
them at the same level as Indian and
Black African women in 2001.
Chinese women experienced a
smaller decline in ethnic segregation
between 1991 and 2001 (by 0.06),
which left them as the most
ethnically segregated group of
women in 2001.
Patterns of occupational
disadvantage for ethnic minority
women relative to White women
were more complicated than for men
(Table 7). Indian and Chinese
women were more advantaged than
White women in 1991 and 2001. In
1991 Indian women had a marginal
advantage (-0.01) compared with
White women, whereas the relative
advantage of Chinese women was
greater (-0.08). Over the decade the
advantage of Chinese women over
White women declined most (by
0.06, to an Index value of -0.02),
whereas the advantage of Indian
women compared with White
women marginally increased
(to -0.02).
Pakistani women had a marginal
advantage relative to White women in
1991 (Gini Index value -0.01). By 2001
this transformed into disadvantage,
with an Index value of 0.05, which
made them the second most
disadvantaged group after Bangladeshi
women. The latter, like their male
counterparts, were the most
disadvantaged group at both time
points. In common with Pakistani
women, Bangladeshi women's
disadvantage relative to White women
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Occupational ethnic segregation of women in a given ethnic group
relative to all other women; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
1991
2001
Gini Index
Rank
Gini Index
Rank
Ethnic group
White
0.24
7
0.19
7
Indian
0.41
3
0.33
2
Pakistani
0.41
3
0.30
5
Bangladeshi
0.51
1
0.33
2
Black Caribbean
0.34
5
0.25
6
Black African
0.34
5
0.33
2
Chinese
0.50
2
0.44
1
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
Table
7
Occupational disadvantagea of ethnic minority women relative to
White women; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
1991
2001
Indian
-0.01
-0.02
Pakistani
-0.01
0.05
Ethnic group
Bangladeshi
0.07
0.11
Black Caribbean
0.01
-0.06
Black African
0.04
0.00
-0.08
-0.02
Chinese
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
a Occupations ranked by average hourly male pay.
grew over the decade (whereas, as
Table 5 shows, the disadvantage of
Bangladeshi men relative to White
men declined over the decade).
Finally, the two Black groups
experienced positive changes over
the decade. Black Caribbean women
were only slightly disadvantaged in
1991 in comparison with White
women, but by 2001 they were the
most advantaged group of women
(-0.06). Similarly, Black African
women went from being the second
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most disadvantaged group in 1991 to
virtual equality with White women
in 2001.
Demographic change and
occupational concentration
The findings presented in this paper
must be set against the changes in
the population from which the
indices have been derived. As
explained in the introduction, these
indices describe the population of
working age and in employment in
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Figure
White Longitudinal Study members present; England and Wales;
1991 and 2001
Age in 2001
60 to 64
55 to 59
50 to 54
45 to 49
40 to 44
35 to 39
30 to 34
25 to 29
25,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
5,000
10,000
15,000
20,000
25,000
Number of LS members
Male both
Male 2001 only
Female 2001 only
Female both
Source: ONS Longitudinal Study
4
Figure
Bangladeshi Longitudinal Study members present; England and
Wales; 1991 and 2001
Age in 2001
60 to 64
55 to 59
50 to 54
45 to 49
40 to 44
35 to 39
30 to 34
25 to 29
250
200
150
100
50
0
50
100
150
200
Number of LS members
Male both
Source: ONS Longitudinal Study
Male 2001 only
Female both
Female 2001 only
250
each ethnic group. But longitudinal
analysis of patterns of population
flux and economic activity within
ethnic groups provides further
insight.
Starting with population change,
Figure 3 shows the population
pyramid for the White population in
England and Wales. It shows the
typical shape of an ageing
population. The full lengths of the
bars represent White members of the
ONS Longitudinal Study present in
the 2001 Census. The inner bars
represent the proportions of these LS
members who had also been present
in 1991. This illustrates a largely
stable population, with change
concentrated among young adults.
This pattern of stability is only
found among White people. Figure 4
shows the population pyramid for
Bangladeshis, who had most
demographic change over the decade.
This much younger and growing
population was far less likely to have
been present at both Censuses.
There is further flux arising from
transitions into and out of economic
activity. As Figures 5 and 6 show,
only 40.5 per cent of Bangladeshi
men and 7.9 per cent of Bangladeshi
women who were present at both
Censuses were also in employment
at both. This compares with 70.8 per
cent of White men and 49.1 per cent
of White women. The authors note
the possibility of associations
between economic inactivity,
migration, under-enumeration at
Census and difficulty with matching
records over time. However, it is
highly unlikely that these effects were
so large as to drastically confound
the trends presented here.
In conclusion, the extent to which
the 1991 and 2001 occupational
distributions describe the same
individuals varies considerably by
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sex and by ethnic group. The
consistency of the decline in sex and
ethnic segregation across all ethnic
groups, in spite of this flux in
population, suggests that the trend
was driven more by structural
change than by individual
transitions. To begin to explore this
hypothesis, the five most common
occupations for women and men in
each ethnic group are examined,
looking at how they changed
between 1991 and 2001 according to
the Census data.7
Table 8, for women, shows that
while concentration in these most
common occupations typically
decreased, the concentration of
women as ‘Sales assistants’ increased.
Manual and manufacturing
occupations, like ‘Cleaners’ among
White and Black African women and
‘Sewing machinists’ and ‘Packers’
among Indian and Pakistani women,
all moved either down the list of the
five most common occupations or
out of it altogether. Looking at new
occupations in 2001, ‘Carers’ became
one of the most concentrated
occupations for White, Pakistani,
Black Caribbean and Black African
women. Focusing on the ethnic
groups themselves reveals that the
groups with fewest changes between
1991 and 2001 were the Chinese and
Indian, for whom there were no new
occupations in the five most
common. In contrast, Pakistani
women acquired three new ‘most
common’ occupations in 2001.
Among men there were more
changes than among women (Table
9). Black Caribbean occupational
concentration was the least stable
with four completely new
occupations as the most common in
2001. On the other hand, there was
least change among Bangladeshi
men, with just one change:
‘Sewing machinists’ was replaced by
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Figure
5
Male economic activity by ethnicity of LS members present at both
Censuses; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
White
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Black Caribbean
Black African
Chinese
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
Per cent
Employed at one Census
Employed at both Censuses
Not employed at either
Source: Male ONS Longitudinal Study members aged 26 to 65 in 2001
Figure
6
Female economic activity by ethnicity of LS members present at
both Censuses; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
White
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Black Caribbean
Black African
Chinese
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
Per cent
Employed at both Censuses
Employed at one Census
Not employed at either
Source: Female ONS Longitudinal Study members aged 26 to 65 in 2001
‘Sales assistants’. The latter
occupation also joined the five most
concentrated in 2001 for White,
Black Caribbean, Black African and
Chinese men.
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As for women, the most notable
exits for men in 2001 were manual
and manufacturing occupations:
‘Lorry drivers’ (White men),
‘Machine tool operatives’ (Black
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Table
8
Five most concentrated occupations for women in each ethnic groupa; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
Ethnic group
Occupations ranked most common first
Percentage in each
White 1991
White 2001
Indian 1991
Indian 2001
Pakistani 1991
Pakistani 2001
Bangladeshi 1991
Bangladeshi 2001
Black Caribbean 1991
Black Caribbean 2001
Black African 1991
Black African 2001
Chinese 1991
Chinese 2001
Sales
assistants
Cleaners
7.49
5.88
Sales
assistant
7.54
Clerks
Sewing
machinists
7.78
Total in these
5 occupations
Per cent
Total number
of workers in
ethnic group
28.16
898,491
Other
secretaries
n.e.c.
5.87
Clerks
(n.o.s.)
Financial
clerks
4.69
4.23
Care
assistants
4.10
Other
secretaries
3.56
Cleaners
3.51
24.15
9,962,982
Managersservices n.e.c.
7.50
Packers
Sales
assistants
5.48
Financial
clerks
4.35
30.88
13,353
Sales
assistant
8.88
Clerks
Packers
5.07
Financial
clerks
4.07
Sewing
machinists
2.81
23.69
208,204
Sewing
machinists
9.67
Managersservices n.e.c
7.24
Sales
assistants
6.45
Packers
3.72
Clerks
(n.o.s.)
3.42
30.51
2,016
Sales
assistant
11.97
Clerks
Educational
assistants
3.17
Care
assistants
2.93
Financial
clerks
2.80
26.10
52,384
Sewing
machinists
Sales
assistants
Financial
clerks
Clerks
(n.o.s.)
10.95
6.67
Welfare,
community
and youth
workers
6.67
3.81
3.10
31.19
420
Sales
assistant
15.34
Clerks
Educational
assistants
4.58
Retail
Cashiers
2.96
Financial
clerks
2.72
31.95
16,680
Nurses
Cleaners
Assistant
nurses
Clerks
(n.o.s.)
11.02
6.45
Other
secretaries
n.e.c.
5.50
4.79
4.76
32.51
10,985
Nurses
Clerks
7.58
6.51
Care
assistants
6.39
Sales
assistant
4.85
Other
secretaries
4.12
29.44
136,324
Nurses
Cleaners
Catering
assistants
Sales
assistants
10.29
9.59
4.83
4.39
Other
secretaries
n.e.c.
3.81
32.92
2,731
Care
assistants
10.66
Nurses
Sales
assistant
6.12
Cleaners
Clerks
4.80
4.44
36.46
85,478
Nurses
Cooks
9.83
Sales
assistants
6.07
Waitresses
10.05
Restaurant
managers
8.61
40.19
2,717
Sales
assistant
9.17
Cooks
Nurses
Waitresses
7.43
5.97
Restaurants
managers
5.11
32.12
46,760
5.44
5.25
6.37
10.45
5.77
2.86
5.63
4.45
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
a 371 SOC90 codes in 1991 and 353 SOC2000 codes in 2001.
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9
Five most concentrated occupations for men in each ethnic groupa; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
Ethnic group
Occupations ranked most common first
Percentage in each
White 1991
White 2001
Indian 1991
Indian 2001
Pakistani 1991
Pakistani 2001
Bangladeshi 1991
Bangladeshi 2001
Black Caribbean 1991
Black Caribbean 2001
Black African 2001
Chinese 1991
1,143,517
Production
managers
3.11
Metal
workers
3.04
Carpenters/
joiners
2.02
Production
managers
Retail –
managers
Sales
assistants
Metal workers
workers
2.89
Storage
occupations
n.e.c.
2.48
2.24
2.20
2.16
11.96
11,676,196
Managers –
services
12.35
Medical
practitioners
3.84
Sales
assistants
3.06
Financial
clerks
2.54
Machine tool
operatives
2.06
23.85
18,767
Sales
assistants
5.19
Medical
practitioners
4.68
Shopkeepers
Software
professionals
4.04
Retail –
managers
3.70
21.78
258,807
Managers –
proprietors
in services
9.07
Taxi drivers
Sales
assistants
Labourers
8.07
3.35
Machine
tool
operatives
2.73
25.75
6,384
Taxi drivers
Shopkeepers
2.96
Retail
managers
2.67
Packers
11.23
Sales
assistants
6.84
2.36
26.06
126,698
Cooks
Waiters
23.71
19.55
Restaurant
managers
13.66
Sewing
machinists
5.15
Kitchen
workers
3.12
65.20
2020
Cooks
Waiter
21.34
12.32
Restaurant
managers
7.46
Sales
assistants
6.90
Kitchen
assistants
4.75
52.77
44,683
Carpenters/
joiners
2.44
Motor
mechanics
2.41
Machine tool
operatives
2.37
Metals
workers
2.30
Lorry
drivers
2.30
12.00
10,155
Sales
assistants
Storage
occupations
n.e.c.
2.74
Security
guards
Postal
workers
Van
drivers
2.41
2.39
2.36
13.24
111,221
Financial
clerks
3.40
Medical
practitioners
3.30
Nurses
3.57
Security
guards
3.57
2.99
16.82
2,972
Security
guards
5.94
Sales
assistants
4.21
Software
professionals
2.91
Cleaners
Medical
practitioners
2.86
18.81
88,724
Cooks
Restaurant
managers
14.87
Waiters
Accountants
4.81
Managers –
services
4.24
52.86
3,303
Restaurant
managers
8.30
Software
professionals
3.74
Sales
assistants
3.36
Waiters
41.61
49,249
Cleaners
Cooks
23.12
4.18
Sources: 1991 Census (ONS specially-commissioned 10% tables); 2001 Census.
a 371 SOC90 codes in 1991 and 353 SOC2000 codes in 2001.
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14.99
Managers –
services
3.39
26.34
Chinese 2001
Total number
of workers in
ethnic group
Lorry
drivers
3.43
3.34
Black African 1991
Total in these
5 occupations
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2.54
2.60
3.09
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Caribbean, Indian and Pakistani
men) and ‘Sewing machinists’
(Bangladeshi men). Thus, Tables 8
and 9 seem to suggest that behind
the decline in occupational
segregation was the ongoing shift in
employment from manufacturing to
services that started, at least, in the
three preceding decades.
Conclusion
Between 1991 and 2001 there was a
fall in occupational sex segregation
that accelerated the decline already
observed in the previous decades.
Moreover, the fall took place in every
ethnic group. Occupational ethnic
segregation also fell between 1991
and 2001. However, the levels of
ethnic segregation were typically
lower than sex segregation in both
1991 and 2001. In addition,
occupational inequality between
women and men fell, with the sole
exception of the Chinese group.
Similarly, between 1991 and 2001,
the occupational status (measured in
terms of pay) of White men relative
to men in minority ethnic groups
declined. In summary, these patterns
of occupational convergence over the
1990s were remarkably consistent.
Changing patterns of occupational
concentration imply that deindustrialisation was a driver of
these changes in occupational sex
and ethnic segregation; for the
women and men of every ethnic
group, service occupations appear to
have replaced manual and
manufacturing ones.
Patterns of occupational inequality
between ethnic minority and White
women were more diverse. While the
2001 Census suggests that women’s
position relative to men improved,
there was some re-alignment
between women of different ethnicity
in terms of occupational status. The
extent to which this is explained by
characteristic differences in labour
market attachment and mobility
could be explored further in
longitudinal analysis. Blackwell
(2003) argued that patterns of
segregation in the 1991 Census were
too diverse to be explained by the
double disadvantage of ethnic
minority women in the labour force.
Results for 2001 reinforce the need
for explanations that also recognise
ethnic diversity. Further analysis that
considers separately the experiences
of UK-born and non-UK born
members of ethnic minority groups
is in progress.
Further information
For further information, contact:
Louisa Blackwell,
Room B7/12,
Office for National Statistics,
1 Drummond Gate,
London SW1V 2QQ,
E-mail:
[email protected],
Tel: 020 7533 5184,
or Daniel Guinea-Martin,
E-mail: daniel [email protected],
Tel: 020 7533 5188.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
See Hibbett and Meager (2003) for an LFS-based analysis of these characteristics from 1984 to 2003 that produces
broadly similar figures for women overall. See Equal Opportunities Commission (2004) and Lindley et al (2004) for a
more detailed analysis of general labour market indicators by ethnic group than the one presented here (using the
2001 Census and the LFS from 1992 to 2002 respectively).
However, it is important to bear in mind that official statistics do not report on people who work in the informal
economy (see Phizacklea, 1990). Nonetheless, the low rates of economic activity point to economic patterns that make
of these two groups the poorest in the country (on this point see Berthoud (1998). Also see Lindley et al (2004) for a
presentation of the distinct life stages followed by Pakistani and Bangladeshi women).
A figure of around the same magnitude as that obtained by other researchers using the Index of Dissimilarity and the
LFS (Elliott and Gerova, 2005).
Hakim (1992) has suggested that the Census ‘provides a reliability check on the LFS data’.
For a comprehensive review, see ONS (2005) and Heap (2005). Whereas it is not possible to know the overall effect of
all these differences, it is known that, relative to the LFS, the Census underestimated employment, overestimated
unemployment (ONS 2005: 1) and understated professional and personal service occupations (Heap 2005: 39).
In the analysis presented in this paper, the White group includes people who described themselves in the 2001 Census
as White British, Irish or Other White.
Table 1 shows that the segregation indices are affected by classificatory change. However, it could be argued that it is
appropriate to use the most up-to-date classification scheme in a given point in time, as it would most accurately
reflect the contemporaneous occupational structure. In addition, the analysis of occupational concentration patterns
shown here was informed by research conducted by the Occupational Information Unit (OIU) at ONS. OIU examined
the extent to which changes in the occupational classification scheme affects the patterns of change and stability
shown in Tables 8 and 9. Re-classification from SOC90 to SOC2000 was found not to have caused the re-assignment
of workers from manual and manufacturing occupations to service occupations.
For an analogous exercise to ours, where the top five occupations by sex are also ranked according to the
proportion of people in employment but using the spring 2003 LFS data set and the 1901 Census, see McOrmond
(2003). The Equal Opportunities Commission report (2004) also includes an analysis of the concentration of ethnic
minority women and men in particular sectors.
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Technical note
Data used
The main data sources used for this analysis were specially
commissioned 10 per cent tables for 1991 (described in
Blackwell, 2003) and 100 per cent tables for the 2001
Census. (The 2001 data were randomised to comply with
the Statistical Disclosure Control procedures employed by
ONS. However, repeating the analysis on non-randomised
outputs within ONS produced identical results.) These
Census-based results were compared with the 1991, 1996
and 2001 spring quarter data of the Labour Force Survey
(LFS). Finally, the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS), which links
Census and life event data for one per cent of the
population of England and Wales since 1971, provides a
historical perspective on sex segregation since 1971. In
addition, comparisons between segregation indices based
on the 2001 Census and the 2001 Census-LS sample
permitted an evaluation of the impact that 2001 Census
imputation for under-enumeration and missing data items
had on the 2001 results. (ONS used a post-enumeration
survey to guide the imputation of people identified as not
counted in the Census (Pereira, 2002). The result of this
imputation is known as the One Number Census – a
Census database adjusted for under-enumeration, as
opposed to the raw Census data (Diamond et al, 2003).)
Because record imputation would produce spurious
longitudinal transitions (Smith et al, 2002), it was omitted
from LS-based analyses. A further aid to interpreting the
2001 results was provided by re-calculating the 2001
index of occupational sex segregation using LS data coded
to both the new occupational classification, SOC2000,
and to the one used in the 1991 Census, SOC90 (ONS,
1990 and ONS, 2000).
The Longitudinal Study was also used to contextualise the
analyses of segregation based on cross-sectional 1991 and
2001 Census data. Longitudinal analysis of linked 1991
and 2001 Census data illustrates ethnic differences in
demographic and employment continuity and change. This
provides a valuable insight into the dynamics behind the
changes in occupational segregation and concentration
that took place over the decade. The LS cannot be used to
examine the dynamics of employment changes during the
decade since it misses out what happened between the
two Censuses. However, the slow unfolding of change in
the occupational and employment structures means that
decennial observations are acceptable for this context. For
example, the Gini Index based on the 1996 LFS showed
the decline in occupational segregation was taking place
but was barely manifesting. (The Gini Index for 1996 was
0.75, compared with an Index of 0.76 in 1991 – see Table
1). Only after a decade did the Index clearly illustrate that
the fall in occupational segregation in the 1990s was
speeding up in comparison with previous decades (the
2001 LFS-based Gini Index was 0.72). The same point
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about the pace of change could be made in relation to the
demographic profile and labour market status of the
various ethnic groups.
Methods
Various methods have been used to measure occupational
sex segregation, including the Index of Dissimilarity
(predominant in American research), Marginal Matching
(developed by the Cambridge Social Research Group), the
Sex Ratio Index (used by Catherine Hakim, 1981, and the
OECD,1980) and the Gini Index (Silber, 1989,
Lampard,1994). Each index has its advantages and
disadvantages (see Siltanen et al. 1995 for an overview).
There are two main reasons for choosing the Gini Index in
this analysis (Gini, 1912). First, segregation levels between
many different pairs of groups of workers are compared.
For example, all women are compared with all men, and
women in a particular ethnic group are compared with all
other women in the labour force. The relative sizes of
these groups vary. The Gini Index is believed to be less
sensitive to such compositional change than the Index of
Dissimilarity and the Sex Ratio Index (Tzannatos, 1990).
Figure 7 shows occupational sex segregation and
inequality curves for 2001 Census data. The segregation
curve is equal to the Lorenz curve (Lorenz, 1905). To create
it, occupations were ordered by their percentage female,
starting with the most male-dominated. The curve plots
cumulative proportions of women and men in these ranked
occupations (Lampard, 1994). The Gini Index measures the
area between the curve and the diagonal as a proportion of
the area under the diagonal. Under complete segregation,
the curve would follow the X and Y axes and would equal
1. Under complete integration, the curve would lie on the
diagonal and the Index would equal 0.
Blackburn et al (2001) have shown that the Gini Index is
equivalent to the limiting value of Somers’ D (Somers,
1962). The latter statistic is used to calculate occupational
disadvantage. To compute Somers’ D, occupations are
ordered by a criterion of inequality. In this analysis average
hourly male pay was used. Other criteria of inequality
could be used, for example, social status or education
levels. Male pay is used for ranking occupations because it
is more complete than women’s. Given that the gender
pay gap is not being studied here, average male pay
merely stands for how well a particular occupation is
rewarded monetarily, that is, a proxy for how
advantageous it is. Further research would establish the
effects of using hourly data rather than weekly pay. See
the report on ethnic minority women and men by the
Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC, 2004) for the use
of both hourly and weekly pay rates. Plotting cumulative
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Figure
7
Occupational segregation and disadvantage curves; England and Wales; 2001
Cumulative proporption of women
100
90
Integration
80
Disadvantage
70
Segregation curve
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
Cumulative proporption of men
Source: 2001 Census
proportions of women and men in occupations ranked by
pay, starting with the better-paid occupations, would only
produce a Lorenz curve if there was a perfect association
between the percentage of women and average male pay
within occupations. The two Somers’ D statistics (the one
that is equal to the Gini Index and measures occupational
segregation, and the one that measures occupational
disadvantage) can be created in standard statistical
packages and these two index values can be compared.
Cross-census comparability
The ethnic classification
The interpretation of data and results relating to ethnic
groups in 1991 and 2001 depends upon the comparability
in the ethnic group classifications used. This issue was
addressed in Simpson and Akinwale’s analysis (2005).
Using linked Census results from the ONS Longitudinal
Study for 1991 and 2001, they compared self-ascribed
ethnic identity at both points to calculate the ’degree of
fit’ of each ethnic group, that is, the percentage of those
with a particular ethnic group label in 1991 who had the
same label in 2001. Figure 8 shows that the most stable
group was White, with 99.5 per cent of those in this
group in 1991 in the same group in 2001. By contrast,
only 77.2 per cent of 1991 Black Caribbean people were
in the same group at both Censuses. ’Other’ groups
(Other Black, Other Asian, Other ethnic group) and
’mixed’ groups (White/Black Caribbean, White/Black
African, White/Asian and Other mixed) had lower
consistency levels, and have therefore been excluded from
this analysis. (Independently from Simpson and Akinwale’s
research, the EOC report (2004) focused on the same
seven most stable ethnic minority groups. For a study of
ethnicity across time in which two ’Other’ groups are
included, see Lindley, 2004)
The occupational classification
Table 10 shows changes in the structure of the
occupational classifications used at the 1971, 1981, 1991
and 2001 Censuses.
Differences in the number of occupations used are
critical for all segregation indices, including the Gini. The
finer the classification, the more segregation is revealed
and, correspondingly, the higher the index value.
Conversely, broad levels of the classification such as the
Submajor and Major Group Level in SOC90 and
SOC2000, ’average out’ segregation. For 1971 and 1981,
the Unit Groups were used. The Minor Group Level was
used in 1991 and 2001 because it was the most detailed
level with fewer empty cells for ethnic minority groups.
Results were standardised to those that would be
achieved in a 200-category classification using the
formulae presented in Blackburn and Jarman (2005).
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Occupational segregation by sex and ethnicity in England and Wales, 1991 to 2001
Technical note
Figure
8
Continuity in self-reported ethnicitya: longidutinal evidence; England and Wales; 1991 and 2001
White
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Black Caribbean
Black African
Chinese
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Per cent
Source: ONS Longitudinal Study (Simpson and Akinwale, 2005)
a Percentage in 1991 with same ethnic classification in 2001.
Table
10
Changes in the structure of the official occupational classifications used in England and Wales;
1970 to 2000
The OPCS Classification
of Occupations 1970
(CO70)
The OPCS Classification
of Occupations 1980
(CO80)
27 Occupational Orders
223 Unit Groups
17 Occupational Orders
350 Unit Groups
Sources: OPCS 1970, 1980, 1990; ONS 2000
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Classification 1990
(SOC90)
Standard Occupational
Classification 2000
(SOC2000)
9 Major Groups
9 Major Groups
22 Sub-Major Groups
25 Sub-major Groups
77 Minor Groups
81 Minor Groups
371 Unit Groups
353 Unit Groups
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A.1
Labour Force Survey summary: seasonally adjusted
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A.2
Labour Force Survey trends: employment and
unemployment
A.3
Other headline indicators
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A.12 Local labour market indicators
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Employment by category
B.2
Employment by age
B.11 Workforce jobs
B.12 Employee jobs by industry
B.13 Employee jobs by production industry
B.18 Workforce jobs by industry
B.21 Actual weekly hours of work
B.22 Usual weekly hours of work
B.32 Key productivity measures
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Unemployment by age and duration
C.2
Unemployment rates by age
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Unemployment rates: international comparisons
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D.1
Economic activity by age
D.2
Economic inactivity by reason
D.3
Economic inactivity by age
D.4
Educational status, economic activity and inactivity
of young people
Earnings and unit wage costs
E.1
Average Earnings Index by main industrial sector
E.2
Average Earnings Index by industry
E.4
Average Earnings Index: effects of bonus payments
E.13 Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees
by main industrial sector
E.14 Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees
by industry section
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Claimant count by region
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Claimant count by age and duration
F.3
Claimant count by age and duration: regions
F.4
Claimant count by sought and usual occupation
F.12 Claimant count area statistics: counties, UAs and LADs
F.13 Claimant count area statistics: parliamentary
constituencies
F.14 Claimant count area statistics: constituencies of the
Scottish Parliament
F.21 Claimant count flows
F.23 Interval between claims
F.24 Destination of leavers from claimant count by duration
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Vacancies
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G.3
Vacancies by size of enterprise
G.4
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Retail
J.1
J.11
J.12
prices and economic indicators
Background economic indicators
CPI, RPI and other selected indices
Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices:
EU comparisons
Government employment and training measures
K.4
Work-based learning for adults
K.11 Summary of New Deal for Young People and
New Deal 25 plus
K.12 Numbers participating in New Deal for Young People
K.13 Numbers participating in New Deal 25 plus
K.14 Immediate destinations on leaving New Deal for
Young People
K.15 Immediate destinations on leaving enhanced
New Deal 25 plus
K.16 Summary of people into jobs through New Deal
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Sources
Main sources
Labour Force Survey
Much of the labour market data published
are measured by the LFS. The concepts and
definitions used in the LFS are agreed by the
International Labour Organization (ILO), an
agency of the United Nations. The
definitions are used by European Union
member countries and members of the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation
and Development.
The LFS is the largest regular household
survey in the United Kingdom. In any three
month period, a nationally representative
sample of approximately 120,000 people
aged 16 or over in around 61,000
households are interviewed. The survey also
covers students in halls of residence (who are
sampled in their parental residences) and
people living in NHS accommodation. Each
household is interviewed five times, once
every three months. The initial interview is
generally done face-to-face by an interviewer
visiting the address. Further interviews are
done by telephone wherever possible. The
survey asks a series of questions about
respondents’ personal circumstances and
their labour market activity, with most
questions referring to activity in the week
before the interview. The first and fifth
interviews also ask about earnings.
Interviews are carried out continuously
throughout the year and key results are
published every month for the latest
available three month period. Other data are
available once a quarter or once or twice a
year.
The LFS was carried out every two years
from 1973 to 1983. The ILO definitions were
first used in 1984. This was also the first
year in which the survey was conducted on
an annual basis with results available for
every spring quarter (March to May). The
survey moved to a continuous basis in spring
1992 in Great Britain and in winter 1994/5
in Northern Ireland, with results published
four times a year. Since April 1998, results
are published 12 times a year for an average
of each three-month period. LFS data are
published around six weeks after the period
to which they refer.
The LFS three-monthly results can be
compared in various ways over time, shown
by the chart below. Comparisons over time
should be made with the periods shaded in
the same patterns. Comparing estimates for
overlapping three-month periods can
produce more volatile results which can be
difficult to interpret. In order to make three-
Office for National Statistics
The Vacancy Survey is a survey of business
designed to provide comprehensive
estimates of the stock of vacancies across
the economy, excluding agriculture, forestry
and fishing.
The Monthly Wages and Salary Survey
covers a sample of firms in Great Britain.
The survey obtains details of the gross
wages and salaries paid to employees, in
respect of the last pay week for the weekly
paid, and for the calendar month for the
monthly paid. The sample covers the wage
bill for some 9 million employees. It is used
to calculate the Average Earnings Index.
month on three-month comparisons, it is
important to use seasonally adjusted data.
The LFS household datasets are designed
specifically to be used for analysis at the
household and family level. A technical
report in Labour Market Trends of August
1998 describes why and how they have
been produced.
The annual local area LFS datasets cover
March to February each year. They include
additional samples for some local areas in
order to enhance the reliability of estimates
for local areas. A technical report in the
January 2003 issue of Labour Market Trends
describes how they are produced.
Administrative records
Employer surveys
Labour market data on the number of
people claiming unemployment-related
benefits are derived from administrative
records.
Claimant count data are provided by
Jobcentre Plus. Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
replaced both Unemployment Benefit and
unemployment-related Income Support on
7 October 1996. Up to 6 October the
claimant count figures included those who
claimed Unemployment Benefit, Income
Support or National Insurance credits. A
seasonally adjusted consistent claimant
count series is available from 1971. The
claimant count records the number of
people claiming unemployment-related
benefits on one particular day each month.
Claimant count figures are announced five
weeks after the date to which they refer.
ONS conducts a range of employer surveys,
collecting information on their turnover and
profits, and also the number of filled jobs.
The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) is
conducted in December to measure the
number of employee jobs. The survey
samples around 78,000 reporting units of
workplaces situated in the United Kingdom.
As well as measuring employee jobs, the
ABI also collects financial information from
the same set of units. Therefore, figures
derived from both parts of the survey (e.g.
turnover per head) are consistent.
Short-Term Turnover Employer Surveys are
smaller surveys which are conducted every
three months. The surveys are used to
provide estimates of quarterly changes in
the number of jobs between the annual
surveys. For production industries surveys
are conducted monthly, allowing estimates
to be produced for each month. Around
9,000 production enterprises are sampled
each month.
Both the ABI and the Short-term Turnover
Employer Surveys take a sample of
businesses from the Inter-Departmental
Business Register (IDBR). The IDBR holds
details of all businesses that run a PAYE tax
system or register for VAT.
Jan
2002
Feb
Mar
Apr
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Jun
Jul
Using data sources
Because the different sources of labour
market data have different strengths and
limitations, it follows that they are best used
for different purposes. This section identifies
the source of data that ONS recommends
using for different types of analysis of three
aspects of the labour market: employment,
unemployment, and earnings.
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
2003
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Employment
The LFS provides a more complete measure
of employment than the workforce jobs
series, but the workforce jobs series
probably provides a more accurate industrial
breakdown than the LFS.
To gain an idea of the extent of work
being performed in the UK, the LFS is
preferred. The LFS is also the only source of
detailed information about the
characteristics (occupations, homeworking,
work patterns and so on) of people’s work –
except for the industry in which people
work, where the workforce jobs series is
likely to be more accurate, and consistent
with other national economic series.
Unemployment and the claimant
count
The LFS provides the official measure of
unemployment (using the internationally
standard ILO definition). The claimant count
measures people claiming Jobseeker’s
Allowance benefits and is available a month
earlier. It is available for a complete set of
local areas (below national and regional
level) while LFS estimates for some areas are
suppressed due to small sample sizes.
Earnings
For monthly estimates of changes, the
Average Earnings Index is most suitable. For
annual changes, the Annual Survey of Hours
and Earnings should be used. For estimates of
levels (amounts workers earn each week or
each hour), the sources are the ASHE and LFS.
The ASHE is preferred as a source of the
earnings of full-time employees, and of the
hourly earnings of all employees. The LFS is
preferred as a source about the earnings of
part-time employees. LFS earnings estimates
are published in the LFS Quarterly
Supplement.
Definitions
Government-supported trainees
Employment
Employment
There are two ways of looking at
employment: the number of people in
employment or the number of jobs. These
two concepts represent different things, as
one person can have more than one job
(see ‘Comparison of sources of employment
data’, Labour Market Trends, December
1997, pp511-16 for more details of
differences between the two sources).
People aged 16 or over are classed as
employed by the Labour Force Survey (LFS),
if they have done at least one hour of work
in the reference week or are temporarily
away from a job (e.g. on holiday). People
classify themselves into one of four
categories in the LFS (according to their
main job if they have more than one):
employees, self-employed, unpaid family
worker (doing unpaid work for a family-run
business) or participating in a governmentsupported training programme.
Jobs density
The jobs density is the total number of filled
jobs in the area (including employees, selfemployed, government-supported trainees
and armed forces personnel) divided by the
number of working-age residents of the area.
Those on government-supported training
programmes are included in the employee
jobs estimate if they have a contract of
employment. If, however, they do not have
a contract of employment they are included
in the workforce jobs estimate as
government-supported trainees.
Employment rate
Employment rates can be presented for any
population group as the proportion of that
group who are in employment. The main
presentation of employment rates is the
proportion of the population of working
age (16-59 for females and 16-64 for
males) who are in employment.
Unemployment
Unemployment is measured according to
the ILO definition of unemployment which
covers people who are: out of work, want a
job, have actively sought work in the
previous four weeks and are available to
start work within the next fortnight; or out
of work and have accepted a job that they
are waiting to start in the next fortnight.
Unemployment rate
The percentage of economically active
people who are unemployed. Can be
calculated for any population group.
Workforce jobs
Economic activity
The number of jobs is mainly collected
through postal employer surveys (see notes
on sources). This gives the number of
employee jobs (formerly known as
employees in employment). The total
number of workforce jobs (formerly known
as workforce in employment) is calculated
by summing employee jobs, selfemployment jobs from the LFS, those in HM
Forces and government-supported trainees.
As the main part of the estimate is the
employee jobs total, this classification
represents the employers’ perception of
how many jobs there are. It excludes
homeworkers and private domestic servants.
Economically active
Self-employed people (LFS)
Those who, in their main job, work on their
own account, whether or not they have
employees.
Self-employment jobs
Part of the total workforce jobs. Includes
self-employed people in their main job and
people who are employees in their main job
who are self-employed in their
second job (from the LFS).
The economically active population are
those who are either in employment or
unemployed.
Economic activity rate
The number of people who are in
employment or unemployed as a
percentage of the total population aged 16
and over. Can be calculated for any
population group.
Earnings
Earnings
A measure of gross remuneration people
receive in return for work done. It includes
salaries and bonuses but does not include
non-monetary perks such as benefits in
kind. This differs from income, which is the
amount of money received from all sources.
Income includes interest from building
society and bank accounts, dividends from
shares, benefit receipts, trust funds, etc. It
should be noted that the Average Earnings
Index excludes bonuses at the more detailed
industry levels shown in Table E.2, in order
to reduce volatility in the Index.
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Average Earnings Index
Claimant count proportion
Average earnings are obtained by dividing
the total gross pay by the total number of
employees paid, including those on strike.
The three-month average is the change in
the average seasonally-adjusted index values
for the last three months compared with
the same period a year ago.
The number of claimants resident in an area
as a percentage of the working-age
population resident in that area. These rates
are published for local areas.
Vacancies
Vacancies
For the purposes of the Vacancy Survey,
vacancies are defined as positions for which
employers are actively seeking recruits from
outside their business or organisation.
Hours worked
Total hours worked
Usual hours (LFS)
Actual hours (LFS)
Respondents to the LFS are asked a series of
questions enabling the identification of both
their usual hours and their actual hours
during the reference week, excluding meal
breaks, but including paid and unpaid
overtime.
Normal weekly hours (ASHE)
The time which an employee is expected to
work in a normal week excluding all
overtime and main meal breaks.
Other definitions
General index of retail prices
The Retail Prices Index measures the change
in the prices of goods and services bought
for the purpose of consumption by the vast
majority of households in the UK. The
general index includes virtually all types of
household spending.
Labour disputes
The actual hours worked during the
reference week and hours not worked but
paid for under guarantee agreements.
Statistics cover disputes (strikes) connected
with terms and conditions of employment.
Workers involved and working days lost
relate to persons both directly and indirectly
involved at the establishments where the
disputes occurred.
Claimant count
Productivity
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s
Allowance (claimant count)
The number of units of output (measured
by the Index of Production for the
manufacturing sector and by Gross
Domestic Product for the whole economy)
produced by each filled job.
Weekly hours worked (ASHE)
The claimant count records the number of
people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
and National Insurance credits, at Jobcentre
Plus local offices. People claiming JSA must
declare that they are out of work, capable
of, available for and actively seeking work
during the week in which the claim is made.
They enter into a Jobseeker’s Agreement
setting out the action they will take to find
work and to improve their prospects of
finding employment.
Claimant count rate
The number of claimants resident in an area
expressed as a percentage of the sum of
claimants and workforce jobs in the area.
Published only at national or regional level.
Redundancies
Redundancy occurs when an employee
leaves a job because the job no longer
exists. Estimates of redundancies are derived
from the LFS. The LFS counts those made
redundant in the month of the reference
week or in the previous two months, and
includes those who have started a new job.
Redundancy rates measure the number of
redundancies per thousand employees. The
estimates for the number of employees are
obtained from data in the previous quarter
(for example, spring quarter redundancy
estimates use the number of employees in
the winter quarter).
Conventions
The following standard symbols are used:
..
not available
–
nil or negligible (less than
half the final digit shown)
P
provisional
—
break in series
R
revised
r
series revised from indicated
entry onwards
nec
not elsewhere classified
SIC
UK Standard Industrial
Classification
EU
European Union
Where figures have been rounded to the
final digit, there may be an apparent
slight discrepancy between the sum of
the constituent items and the total as
shown. Although figures may be given in
unrounded form to facilitate the
calculation of percentage changes, rates
of change etc by users, this does not
imply that the figures can be estimated
to this degree of precision, and it must
be recognised that they may be the
subject of sampling and other errors.
Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)
The classification system used to provide a
consistent industrial breakdown for UK
official statistics. It was revised in 1968,
1980, 1992 and 2003. The SIC 2003
classification splits businesses into 17
sections, A-Q. The breakdown includes the
following categories: production industries
– SIC 2003 Section E including
manufacturing (Section D); service
industries – SIC 2003 Sections G-Q.
Standard Occupational
Classification (SOC)
The classification system used to provide a
consistent occupational breakdown for UK
official statistics. This system was introduced
in 1991. The revised classification
(SOC2000) replaced SOC90 in the LFS from
spring 2001.
Unit wage costs
A measure of the cost of wages and salaries
in producing a unit of output.
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Frequency Latest
issue
Table title
Labour market summary
Labour Force Survey summary
Labour Force Survey trends
Other headline indicators
Working-age households
Regional labour market summary
Local labour market indicators
Employment and productivity
Employment by category
Employment by age
Employment by occupation
Workforce jobs
Employee jobs by industry
Employee jobs by production industry
Employee jobs by industry division,
class or group: UK
Employee jobs by industry division,
class or group: GB
Employee jobs by region and industry
Employment in tourism in the UK
Workforce jobs by industry
Actual weekly hours of work
Usual weekly hours of work
Key productivity measures
Total workforce hours worked per week
Total workforce hours worked per week
by region and industry group
Job-related training received by employees
Employment rates: international
comparisons
Unemployment
Unemployment by age and duration
Unemployment rates by age
Unemployment rates by previous
occupation
Unemployment rates: international
comparisons
Economic activity and inactivity
Economic activity by age
Economic inactivity by reason
Economic inactivity by age
Educational status, economic activity
and inactivity of young people
Earnings and unit wage costs
Average Earnings Index by main
industrial sector
Average Earnings Index by industry:
excluding and including bonuses
Average Earnings Index: effect of bonus
payments by main industrial sector
New Earnings Survey: quarterly projections
Average earnings and hours: manual
employees
Median earnings and hours of all full-time
employees by main industrial sector
Office for National Statistics
M
M
M
B
M
M (Q)
Table
number
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
Sep 2005
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.11
A.12
M
Dec 2005
M
Dec 2005
Q
Nov 2005
M (Q) Dec 2005
M
Dec 2005
M
Dec 2005
B.1
B.2
B.3
B.11
B.12
B.13
Q
Oct 2005
B.14
Q
Oct 2005
Q
Nov 2005
Q
Nov 2005
M (Q) Dec 2005
M
Dec 2005
M
Dec 2005
M (Q) Dec 2005
Q
Oct 2005
B.15
B.16
B.17
B.18
B.21
B.22
B.32
B.33
Q
Q
Nov 2005
Nov 2005
B.34
B.41
Q
Dec 2005
B.51
M
M
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
C.1
C.2
Q
Nov 2005
C.4
M
Dec 2005
C.5
M
M
M
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
D.1
D.2
D.3
M
Dec 2005
D.4
M
Dec 2005
E.1
M
Dec 2005
E.2
M
Q†
Dec 2005
Dec 2004
E.4
E.11
Q (A)† Sep 2003
E.12
Q (A) Dec 2005
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issue
Median earnings and hours of all
full-time employees by industry section Q (A) Dec 2005
Unit wage costs: Index for manufacturing
and whole economy
M
Dec 2005
Index of wages per head: international
comparisons
M
Dec 2005
Claimant count
Claimant count by region
Claimant count by age and duration:
sa and nsa
Claimant count by age and duration:
regions
Claimant count by sought and usual
occupation
Claimant count: Travel-to-Work Areas
Claimant count area statistics:
counties, unitary and local authorities
Claimant count area statistics:
UK parliamentary constituencies
Claimant count area statistics:
Consituencies of the Scottish Parliament
Claimant count flows
Number of previous claims
Interval between claims
Destination of leavers from claimant
count by duration
Average duration of claims by age
Vacancies
Vacancies
Vacancies by industry: seasonally adjusted
Vacancies by size of enterprise
Vacancies by industry: not seasonally
adjusted
UK vacancies at Jobcentres
Vacancies at Jobcentres by region
Vacancies at Jobcentres and careers
offices by region
Redundancies
Redundancies: levels and rates
Redundancies by industry
Re-employment rates
Redundancies by region
Redundancy rates by industry
Other labour market statistics
Labour disputes: summary
Labour disputes: stoppages in progress
Jobseekers with disabilities placed into
employment
Regional Selective Assistance by region
Regional Selective Assistance by company
Table
number
E.14
E.21
E.31
M
Dec 2005
F.1
M
Dec 2005
F.2
M
Dec 2005
F.3
M
M†
Dec 2005
Oct 2003
F.4
F.11
M
Dec 2005
F.12
M
Dec 2005
F.13
M
M
Q
Q
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
Nov 2005
Dec 2005
F.14
F.21
F.22
F.23
M
Q
Dec 2005
Oct 2005
F.24
F.25
M
M
M
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
G.1
G.2
G.3
M
M†
M†
Dec 2005
Jun 2005
Jun 2005
G.4
G.11
G.12
M†
Jun 2005
G.13
M
Dec 2005
M (Q) Dec 2005
Q
Nov 2005
Q
Nov 2005
Q
Nov 2005
H.31
H.32
H.33
H.34
H.35
M
M
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
I.11
I.12
M†
Q†
Q†
Jan 2005
Jan 2005
Jan 2005
I.22
I.41
I.42
Dec 2005
Dec 2005
J.1
J.11
Dec 2005
J.12
Consumer prices and economic indicators
Background economic indicators
M
CPI, RPI and other selected indices
M
Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices
(HICPs): EU comparisons
M
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Table title
Frequency Latest
issue
Government employment and training
Learners on LSC-funded Work-Based
Learning for Young People provision
Number of starts on LSC-funded
Work-Based Learning for Young
People provision
Success rates in LSC-funded
Work-Based Learning for Young
People provision
Work-based learning for adults
Work-based learning for young people:
qualifications of leavers
Work-based learning for young people:
destination of leavers
Other training: outcomes for completers
Summary of New Deal for Young People
and New Deal 25 plus
Number participating in New Deal for
Young People
Number participating in
New Deal 25 plus
Table
number
measures
B
May 2005
K.1
Frequency Latest
issue
Table title
Immediate destinations on leaving
New Deal for Young People
Immediate destinations on leaving
New Deal 25 plus
Summary of people into jobs through
New Deal
Numbers participating in
New Deal 25 plus
Numbers leaving Gateway by destination
Number of people into employment
from New Deal 25 plus
Table
number
Q
Dec 2005
K.14
Q
Dec 2005
K.15
Q
Dec 2005
K.16
Q†
Q†
Oct 2003
Oct 2003
K.17
K.18
Q†
Oct 2003
K.19
B
May 2005
K.2
A
Q
Sep 2005
Dec 2005
K.3
K.4
Q†
Dec 2002
K.5
Q†
Q†
Dec 2002
Dec 2002
K.6
K.7
Frequency of publication, with frequency of compilation shown in
brackets, if different: A – Annually B – Biannually Q – Quarterly
M – Monthly
Q
Dec 2005
K.11
†
Q
Dec 2005
K.12
Q
Dec 2005
K.13
Discontinued.
Labour market data tables:
comparisons of old and new table numbers
Old table title
Table number
New table title
Table number
July 2005
Claimant count
Claimant count: NUTS2 and NUTS3 areas
F.14
Claimant count area statistics: Constituencies of the
Scottish Parliament
F.14
March 2005
Earnings and unit wage costs
Average earnings and hours: non-manual employees
E.13
E.13
Average earnings and hours: all employees
E.14
Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees
by main industrial sector
Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees
by industry section
February 2005
Redundancies
Redundancies
Redundancies by region
Redundancies by industry
H.31
H.32
H.33
Re-employment rates
Redundancies by Government Office Region
Redundancy rates by industry
H.33
H.34
H.35
January 2005
Other labour market statistics
Labour disputes: summary
Labour disputes: stoppages in progress: industry
H.11
H.12
Labour disputes: summary
Labour disputes: stoppages in progress
I.11
I.12
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Labour Force Survey summary: all, seasonally adjusted
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
All
Total
economically
active
Total in
employmenta
Unemployed
Economically
inactive
Economic
activity
rate (%)
Employment
rate (%)
7
Unemployment
rate (%)
Economic
inactivity
rate (%)
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
All people aged 16 and over
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
MGSL
MGSF
MGRZ
MGSC
MGSI
MGWG
MGSR
MGSX
YBTC
45,072
45,189
45,342
45,497
45,661
45,862
46,107
46,413
46,704
46,995
47,324
47,713
28,201
28,202
28,345
28,492
28,497
28,811
29,071
29,122
29,399
29,643
29,835
30,080
25,451
25,731
26,000
26,448
26,713
27,052
27,434
27,691
27,866
28,167
28,409
28,656
2,750
2,470
2,344
2,045
1,783
1,759
1,638
1,431
1,533
1,476
1,426
1,424
16,871
16,988
16,997
17,004
17,164
17,051
17,035
17,292
17,305
17,353
17,489
17,633
62.6
62.4
62.5
62.6
62.4
62.8
63.1
62.7
62.9
63.1
63.0
63.0
56.5
56.9
57.3
58.1
58.5
59.0
59.5
59.7
59.7
59.9
60.0
60.1
9.8
8.8
8.3
7.2
6.3
6.1
5.6
4.9
5.2
5.0
4.8
4.7
37.4
37.6
37.5
37.4
37.6
37.2
36.9
37.3
37.1
36.9
37.0
37.0
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
47,098
47,126
47,154
29,721
29,724
29,709
28,222
28,249
28,245
1,499
1,476
1,464
17,377
17,402
17,445
63.1
63.1
63.0
59.9
59.9
59.9
5.0
5.0
4.9
36.9
36.9
37.0
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
47,183
47,211
47,239
29,712
29,784
29,814
28,254
28,344
28,380
1,458
1,441
1,434
17,470
17,427
17,425
63.0
63.1
63.1
59.9
60.0
60.1
4.9
4.8
4.8
37.0
36.9
36.9
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
47,268
47,296
47,324
29,830
29,825
29,835
28,398
28,391
28,409
1,432
1,434
1,426
17,438
17,471
17,489
63.1
63.1
63.0
60.1
60.0
60.0
4.8
4.8
4.8
36.9
36.9
37.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
47,352
47,381
47,409
29,844
29,830
29,810
28,410
28,416
28,414
1,434
1,414
1,396
17,509
17,551
17,599
63.0
63.0
62.9
60.0
60.0
59.9
4.8
4.7
4.7
37.0
37.0
37.1
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
47,443
47,477
47,510
29,857
29,877
29,943
28,465
28,483
28,536
1,392
1,394
1,408
17,586
17,600
17,567
62.9
62.9
63.0
60.0
60.0
60.1
4.7
4.7
4.7
37.1
37.1
37.0
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
47,544
47,578
47,612
29,995
30,035
30,118
28,577
28,617
28,680
1,418
1,418
1,439
17,549
17,543
17,493
63.1
63.1
63.3
60.1
60.1
60.2
4.7
4.7
4.8
36.9
36.9
36.7
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
47,646
47,679
47,713
30,071
30,053
30,080
28,663
28,647
28,656
1,408
1,406
1,424
17,574
17,626
17,633
63.1
63.0
63.0
60.2
60.1
60.1
4.7
4.7
4.7
36.9
37.0
37.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
47,747
47,781
47,814
30,109
30,148
30,176
28,675
28,730
28,759
1,434
1,418
1,417
17,638
17,633
17,639
63.1
63.1
63.1
60.1
60.1
60.1
4.8
4.7
4.7
36.9
36.9
36.9
Jul-Sep
47,846
30,231
28,798
1,433
17,615
63.2
60.2
4.7
36.8
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
99
0.2
122
0.4
123
0.4
-1
-0.1
-23
-0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
403
0.8
375
1.3
334
1.2
41
2.9
28
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
-0.3
YBTF
YBSK
YBSE
YBSH
YBSN
MGSO
MGSU
YBTI
YBTL
34,923
35,018
35,146
35,274
35,397
35,563
35,766
36,016
36,244
36,449
36,675
36,937
27,395
27,389
27,554
27,666
27,700
27,974
28,223
28,288
28,494
28,697
28,827
29,005
24,672
24,937
25,230
25,645
25,938
26,235
26,602
26,872
26,983
27,239
27,418
27,597
2,723
2,452
2,324
2,021
1,763
1,740
1,621
1,416
1,511
1,459
1,409
1,408
7,528
7,629
7,592
7,608
7,697
7,589
7,542
7,729
7,749
7,752
7,848
7,932
78.4
78.2
78.4
78.4
78.3
78.7
78.9
78.5
78.6
78.7
78.6
78.5
70.6
71.2
71.8
72.7
73.3
73.8
74.4
74.6
74.4
74.7
74.8
74.7
9.9
9.0
8.4
7.3
6.4
6.2
5.7
5.0
5.3
5.1
4.9
4.9
21.6
21.8
21.6
21.6
21.7
21.3
21.1
21.5
21.4
21.3
21.4
21.5
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
36,520
36,539
36,558
28,740
28,727
28,718
27,256
27,269
27,273
1,484
1,459
1,445
7,779
7,811
7,840
78.7
78.6
78.6
74.6
74.6
74.6
5.2
5.1
5.0
21.3
21.4
21.4
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
36,578
36,597
36,617
28,718
28,790
28,816
27,279
27,367
27,400
1,439
1,423
1,416
7,860
7,807
7,801
78.5
78.7
78.7
74.6
74.8
74.8
5.0
4.9
4.9
21.5
21.3
21.3
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
36,636
36,655
36,675
28,826
28,821
28,827
27,412
27,405
27,418
1,414
1,416
1,409
7,810
7,834
7,848
78.7
78.6
78.6
74.8
74.8
74.8
4.9
4.9
4.9
21.3
21.4
21.4
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
36,694
36,714
36,733
28,818
28,814
28,797
27,401
27,417
27,420
1,416
1,397
1,377
7,876
7,899
7,936
78.5
78.5
78.4
74.7
74.7
74.6
4.9
4.8
4.8
21.5
21.5
21.6
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
36,756
36,778
36,801
28,849
28,866
28,929
27,473
27,487
27,539
1,376
1,379
1,390
7,907
7,913
7,872
78.5
78.5
78.6
74.7
74.7
74.8
4.8
4.8
4.8
21.5
21.5
21.4
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
36,824
36,847
36,869
28,965
28,989
29,052
27,566
27,590
27,631
1,400
1,399
1,420
7,859
7,857
7,818
78.7
78.7
78.8
74.9
74.9
74.9
4.8
4.8
4.9
21.3
21.3
21.2
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
36,892
36,915
36,937
29,003
28,984
29,005
27,614
27,597
27,597
1,390
1,387
1,408
7,888
7,931
7,932
78.6
78.5
78.5
74.9
74.8
74.7
4.8
4.8
4.9
21.4
21.5
21.5
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
36,960
36,983
37,005
29,034
29,068
29,093
27,617
27,669
27,698
1,417
1,399
1,395
7,926
7,915
7,912
78.6
78.6
78.6
74.7
74.8
74.8
4.9
4.8
4.8
21.4
21.4
21.4
Jul-Sep
All people aged 16-59(W)/64(M)
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
37,027
29,136
27,728
1,409
7,891
78.7
74.9
4.8
21.3
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
67
0.2
103
0.4
111
0.4
-8
-0.6
-36
-0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
271
0.7
288
1.0
254
0.9
33
2.4
-16
-0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
-0.2
a
Since spring 1992 unpaid family workers have been classified as in employment .
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+5; 2=3+4; 6=2/1;7=3/1;8=4/2;9=5/1.
See technical note on pS14.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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A.1
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
All aged
16 and over
1
Total
economically
active
Total in
employmenta
Unemployed
Economically
inactive
Economic
activity
rate (%)
Employment
rate (%)
Unemployment
rate (%)
Economic
inactivity
rate (%)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MGSM
MGSG
MGSA
MGSD
MGSJ
MGWH
MGSS
MGSY
YBTD
21,646
21,710
21,794
21,876
21,961
22,071
22,202
22,377
22,550
22,723
22,910
23,123
15,709
15,682
15,686
15,687
15,647
15,774
15,882
15,867
15,971
16,162
16,192
16,286
13,903
14,091
14,163
14,405
14,571
14,704
14,908
15,020
15,052
15,259
15,363
15,445
1,806
1,591
1,524
1,283
1,076
1,070
974
847
919
903
829
840
5,938
6,028
6,108
6,189
6,314
6,297
6,320
6,510
6,579
6,561
6,718
6,837
72.6
72.2
72.0
71.7
71.2
71.5
71.5
70.9
70.8
71.1
70.7
70.4
64.2
64.9
65.0
65.8
66.3
66.6
67.1
67.1
66.7
67.2
67.1
66.8
11.5
10.1
9.7
8.2
6.9
6.8
6.1
5.3
5.8
5.6
5.1
5.2
27.4
27.8
28.0
28.3
28.8
28.5
28.5
29.1
29.2
28.9
29.3
29.6
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
22,783
22,798
22,814
16,180
16,165
16,144
15,285
15,276
15,266
896
889
878
6,602
6,633
6,671
71.0
70.9
70.8
67.1
67.0
66.9
5.5
5.5
5.4
29.0
29.1
29.2
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
22,830
22,846
22,862
16,140
16,162
16,181
15,261
15,302
15,332
879
860
849
6,691
6,684
6,681
70.7
70.7
70.8
66.8
67.0
67.1
5.4
5.3
5.2
29.3
29.3
29.2
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
22,878
22,894
22,910
16,190
16,185
16,192
15,348
15,342
15,363
841
843
829
6,688
6,708
6,718
70.8
70.7
70.7
67.1
67.0
67.1
5.2
5.2
5.1
29.2
29.3
29.3
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
22,926
22,942
22,957
16,195
16,195
16,198
15,353
15,366
15,374
841
829
823
6,731
6,746
6,759
70.6
70.6
70.6
67.0
67.0
67.0
5.2
5.1
5.1
29.4
29.4
29.4
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
22,976
22,994
23,013
16,206
16,204
16,259
15,391
15,398
15,428
815
806
832
6,769
6,790
6,753
70.5
70.5
70.7
67.0
67.0
67.0
5.0
5.0
5.1
29.5
29.5
29.3
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
23,031
23,049
23,068
16,277
16,295
16,304
15,443
15,461
15,468
834
833
836
6,754
6,755
6,764
70.7
70.7
70.7
67.1
67.1
67.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
29.3
29.3
29.3
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
23,086
23,105
23,123
16,306
16,296
16,286
15,477
15,468
15,445
830
828
840
6,780
6,809
6,837
70.6
70.5
70.4
67.0
66.9
66.8
5.1
5.1
5.2
29.4
29.5
29.6
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
23,141
23,160
23,178
16,299
16,313
16,329
15,465
15,477
15,487
834
836
842
6,842
6,847
6,849
70.4
70.4
70.5
66.8
66.8
66.8
5.1
5.1
5.2
29.6
29.6
29.5
Jul-Sep
Males aged 16 and over
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
23,196
16,356
15,507
849
6,840
70.5
66.9
5.2
29.5
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
54
0.2
57
0.3
42
0.3
15
1.8
-2
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
-0.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
220
1.0
150
0.9
116
0.8
34
4.2
70
1.0
0.0
-0.1
0.2
0.0
YBTG
YBSL
YBSF
YBSI
YBSO
MGSP
MGSV
YBTJ
YBTM
18,055
18,090
18,145
18,198
18,253
18,338
18,437
18,566
18,688
18,808
18,944
19,101
15,434
15,385
15,409
15,408
15,365
15,480
15,590
15,596
15,673
15,819
15,847
15,922
13,639
13,803
13,897
14,137
14,298
14,418
14,623
14,755
14,764
14,924
15,029
15,089
1,795
1,582
1,512
1,271
1,067
1,062
968
840
909
895
819
833
2,621
2,705
2,736
2,790
2,889
2,858
2,847
2,970
3,015
2,990
3,096
3,179
85.5
85.0
84.9
84.7
84.2
84.4
84.6
84.0
83.9
84.1
83.7
83.4
75.5
76.3
76.6
77.7
78.3
78.6
79.3
79.5
79.0
79.3
79.3
79.0
11.6
10.3
9.8
8.2
6.9
6.9
6.2
5.4
5.8
5.7
5.2
5.2
14.5
15.0
15.1
15.3
15.8
15.6
15.4
16.0
16.1
15.9
16.3
16.6
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
18,850
18,862
18,874
15,837
15,821
15,803
14,950
14,941
14,935
887
880
867
3,014
3,041
3,071
84.0
83.9
83.7
79.3
79.2
79.1
5.6
5.6
5.5
16.0
16.1
16.3
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
18,885
18,897
18,909
15,797
15,820
15,839
14,928
14,970
14,999
869
851
840
3,088
3,077
3,069
83.6
83.7
83.8
79.0
79.2
79.3
5.5
5.4
5.3
16.4
16.3
16.2
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
18,920
18,932
18,944
15,846
15,845
15,847
15,014
15,011
15,029
832
834
819
3,074
3,087
3,096
83.8
83.7
83.7
79.4
79.3
79.3
5.2
5.3
5.2
16.2
16.3
16.3
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
18,955
18,967
18,978
15,846
15,847
15,848
15,014
15,025
15,033
833
822
815
3,109
3,120
3,130
83.6
83.5
83.5
79.2
79.2
79.2
5.3
5.2
5.1
16.4
16.5
16.5
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
18,992
19,006
19,019
15,860
15,856
15,907
15,053
15,058
15,085
807
798
821
3,132
3,150
3,113
83.5
83.4
83.6
79.3
79.2
79.3
5.1
5.0
5.2
16.5
16.6
16.4
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
19,033
19,047
19,060
15,921
15,936
15,940
15,098
15,113
15,114
823
823
825
3,112
3,111
3,120
83.6
83.7
83.6
79.3
79.3
79.3
5.2
5.2
5.2
16.4
16.3
16.4
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
19,074
19,088
19,101
15,941
15,928
15,922
15,121
15,108
15,089
820
819
833
3,133
3,160
3,179
83.6
83.4
83.4
79.3
79.2
79.0
5.1
5.1
5.2
16.4
16.6
16.6
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
19,115
19,129
19,142
15,937
15,950
15,963
15,111
15,124
15,131
826
826
832
3,178
3,178
3,179
83.4
83.4
83.4
79.1
79.1
79.0
5.2
5.2
5.2
16.6
16.6
16.6
Jul-Sep
Males aged 16 to 64
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
19,156
15,983
15,144
839
3,174
83.4
79.1
5.2
16.6
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
41
0.2
45
0.3
33
0.2
12
1.5
-4
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
-0.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
164
0.9
122
0.8
91
0.6
32
3.9
42
1.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.1
a
Since spring 1992 unpaid family workers have been classified as in employment .
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+5; 2=3+4; 6=2/1;7=3/1;8=4/2;9=5/1.
See technical note on pS14.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Labour Force Survey summary: female, seasonally adjusted
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
All
Total
economically
active
Total in
employmenta
Unemployed
Economically
inactive
Economic
activity
rate (%)
Employment
rate (%)
Economic
inactivity
rate (%)
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
MGSN
MGSH
MGSB
MGSE
MGSK
MGWI
MGST
MGSZ
YBTE
23,425
23,479
23,547
23,621
23,700
23,791
23,905
24,036
24,154
24,272
24,414
24,590
12,492
12,520
12,658
12,805
12,850
13,037
13,189
13,255
13,428
13,481
13,643
13,794
11,548
11,640
11,838
12,043
12,143
12,348
12,526
12,672
12,815
12,908
13,046
13,211
944
879
820
762
707
689
663
583
614
573
598
584
10,933
10,959
10,889
10,815
10,850
10,754
10,716
10,781
10,726
10,792
10,771
10,796
53.3
53.3
53.8
54.2
54.2
54.8
55.2
55.1
55.6
55.5
55.9
56.1
49.3
49.6
50.3
51.0
51.2
51.9
52.4
52.7
53.1
53.2
53.4
53.7
7.6
7.0
6.5
6.0
5.5
5.3
5.0
4.4
4.6
4.3
4.4
4.2
46.7
46.7
46.2
45.8
45.8
45.2
44.8
44.9
44.4
44.5
44.1
43.9
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
24,315
24,328
24,340
13,541
13,559
13,566
12,937
12,973
12,979
603
586
587
10,775
10,768
10,774
55.7
55.7
55.7
53.2
53.3
53.3
4.5
4.3
4.3
44.3
44.3
44.3
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
24,352
24,365
24,377
13,572
13,622
13,633
12,993
13,042
13,048
579
580
585
10,780
10,743
10,744
55.7
55.9
55.9
53.4
53.5
53.5
4.3
4.3
4.3
44.3
44.1
44.1
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
24,390
24,402
24,414
13,640
13,639
13,643
13,049
13,048
13,046
591
591
598
10,749
10,763
10,771
55.9
55.9
55.9
53.5
53.5
53.4
4.3
4.3
4.4
44.1
44.1
44.1
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
24,427
24,439
24,452
13,649
13,635
13,612
13,057
13,049
13,039
592
586
573
10,778
10,804
10,840
55.9
55.8
55.7
53.5
53.4
53.3
4.3
4.3
4.2
44.1
44.2
44.3
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
24,467
24,482
24,498
13,650
13,673
13,684
13,073
13,085
13,108
577
588
576
10,817
10,810
10,814
55.8
55.8
55.9
53.4
53.4
53.5
4.2
4.3
4.2
44.2
44.2
44.1
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
24,513
24,529
24,544
13,718
13,740
13,815
13,134
13,155
13,212
584
585
603
10,795
10,788
10,729
56.0
56.0
56.3
53.6
53.6
53.8
4.3
4.3
4.4
44.0
44.0
43.7
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
24,559
24,575
24,590
13,765
13,757
13,794
13,186
13,179
13,211
578
578
584
10,795
10,818
10,796
56.0
56.0
56.1
53.7
53.6
53.7
4.2
4.2
4.2
44.0
44.0
43.9
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
24,606
24,621
24,636
13,810
13,835
13,846
13,210
13,253
13,272
600
582
575
10,796
10,786
10,790
56.1
56.2
56.2
53.7
53.8
53.9
4.3
4.2
4.2
43.9
43.8
43.8
Jul-Sep
Females aged 16 and over
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
7
Unemployment
rate (%)
24,650
13,875
13,291
584
10,775
56.3
53.9
4.2
43.7
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
44
0.2
65
0.5
81
0.6
-16
-2.7
-21
-0.2
0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.2
Over last 12 months
Per cent
183
0.7
225
1.6
218
1.7
7
1.2
-42
-0.4
0.5
0.5
0.0
-0.5
Females aged 16 to 59
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
YBTH
YBSM
YBSG
YBSJ
YBSP
MGSQ
MGSW
YBTK
YBTN
16,868
16,928
17,001
17,076
17,144
17,226
17,328
17,450
17,555
17,641
17,731
17,836
11,961
12,004
12,145
12,258
12,336
12,494
12,633
12,692
12,821
12,879
12,979
13,083
11,033
11,134
11,333
11,508
11,640
11,817
11,979
12,116
12,219
12,315
12,389
12,508
928
869
812
750
696
678
654
576
602
563
590
574
4,907
4,924
4,856
4,818
4,808
4,731
4,695
4,758
4,734
4,762
4,752
4,753
70.9
70.9
71.4
71.8
72.0
72.5
72.9
72.7
73.0
73.0
73.2
73.3
65.4
65.8
66.7
67.4
67.9
68.6
69.1
69.4
69.6
69.8
69.9
70.1
7.8
7.2
6.7
6.1
5.6
5.4
5.2
4.5
4.7
4.4
4.5
4.4
29.1
29.1
28.6
28.2
28.0
27.5
27.1
27.3
27.0
27.0
26.8
26.7
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
17,669
17,677
17,685
12,903
12,907
12,916
12,307
12,328
12,338
597
579
578
4,766
4,770
4,769
73.0
73.0
73.0
69.7
69.7
69.8
4.6
4.5
4.5
27.0
27.0
27.0
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
17,692
17,700
17,708
12,921
12,969
12,976
12,351
12,397
12,401
570
572
575
4,772
4,731
4,731
73.0
73.3
73.3
69.8
70.0
70.0
4.4
4.4
4.4
27.0
26.7
26.7
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
17,716
17,723
17,731
12,980
12,977
12,979
12,398
12,394
12,389
582
583
590
4,736
4,747
4,752
73.3
73.2
73.2
70.0
69.9
69.9
4.5
4.5
4.5
26.7
26.8
26.8
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
17,739
17,747
17,754
12,971
12,968
12,949
12,388
12,393
12,387
584
575
562
4,768
4,779
4,806
73.1
73.1
72.9
69.8
69.8
69.8
4.5
4.4
4.3
26.9
26.9
27.1
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
17,764
17,773
17,782
12,988
13,010
13,022
12,420
12,429
12,454
568
581
569
4,775
4,763
4,760
73.1
73.2
73.2
69.9
69.9
70.0
4.4
4.5
4.4
26.9
26.8
26.8
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
17,791
17,800
17,809
13,044
13,054
13,112
12,468
12,477
12,517
576
577
595
4,747
4,746
4,697
73.3
73.3
73.6
70.1
70.1
70.3
4.4
4.4
4.5
26.7
26.7
26.4
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
17,818
17,827
17,836
13,062
13,056
13,083
12,493
12,488
12,508
569
568
574
4,756
4,771
4,753
73.3
73.2
73.3
70.1
70.1
70.1
4.4
4.4
4.4
26.7
26.8
26.7
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
17,845
17,854
17,863
13,097
13,118
13,130
12,506
12,545
12,566
590
572
564
4,749
4,737
4,733
73.4
73.5
73.5
70.1
70.3
70.3
4.5
4.4
4.3
26.6
26.5
26.5
Jul-Sep
17,871
13,154
12,584
570
4,717
73.6
70.4
4.3
26.4
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
26
0.1
57
0.4
78
0.6
-20
-3.4
-32
-0.7
0.2
0.3
-0.2
-0.2
Over last 12 months
Per cent
107
0.6
166
1.3
164
1.3
2
0.3
-58
-1.2
0.5
0.5
0.0
-0.5
a
Since spring 1992 unpaid family workers have been classified as in employment .
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+5; 2=3+4; 6=2/1;7=3/1;8=4/2;9=5/1.
See technical note on pS14.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
All
Total
economically
active
Total in
employmenta
Unemployed
Economically
inactive
Economic
activity
rate (%)
6
1
2
3
4
5
All people aged 16 and over
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
MGSL
MGTS
MGTM
MGTP
MGTV
45,072
45,189
45,342
45,497
45,661
45,862
46,107
46,413
46,704
46,995
47,324
47,713
28,083
28,074
28,207
28,348
28,346
28,660
28,924
28,982
29,270
29,517
29,709
29,951
25,392
25,661
25,917
26,352
26,610
26,949
27,336
27,604
27,784
28,088
28,329
28,573
2,690
2,413
2,291
1,995
1,735
1,710
1,587
1,377
1,486
1,429
1,380
1,378
16,989
17,115
17,134
17,149
17,315
17,203
17,183
17,432
17,434
17,478
17,615
17,762
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
47,098
47,126
47,154
29,895
29,843
29,772
28,323
28,317
28,293
1,572
1,526
1,479
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
47,183
47,211
47,239
29,733
29,749
29,734
28,311
28,351
28,333
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
47,268
47,296
47,324
29,746
29,733
29,709
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
47,352
47,381
47,409
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
Employment
rate (%)
Unemployment
rate (%)
Economic
inactivity
rate (%)
9
7
8
MGUE
MGUK
62.3
62.1
62.2
62.3
62.1
62.5
62.7
62.4
62.7
62.8
62.8
62.8
56.3
56.8
57.2
57.9
58.3
58.8
59.3
59.5
59.5
59.8
59.9
59.9
9.6
8.6
8.1
7.0
6.1
6.0
5.5
4.8
5.1
4.8
4.6
4.6
37.7
37.9
37.8
37.7
37.9
37.5
37.3
37.6
37.3
37.2
37.2
37.2
17,203
17,283
17,382
63.5
63.3
63.1
60.1
60.1
60.0
5.3
5.1
5.0
36.5
36.7
36.9
1,422
1,398
1,401
17,450
17,462
17,505
63.0
63.0
62.9
60.0
60.1
60.0
4.8
4.7
4.7
37.0
37.0
37.1
28,316
28,308
28,329
1,430
1,425
1,380
17,522
17,563
17,615
62.9
62.9
62.8
59.9
59.9
59.9
4.8
4.8
4.6
37.1
37.1
37.2
29,738
29,828
29,959
28,349
28,402
28,497
1,389
1,427
1,462
17,614
17,552
17,450
62.8
63.0
63.2
59.9
59.9
60.1
4.7
4.8
4.9
37.2
37.0
36.8
47,443
47,477
47,510
30,026
29,993
30,004
28,560
28,549
28,583
1,466
1,444
1,421
17,417
17,483
17,506
63.3
63.2
63.2
60.2
60.1
60.2
4.9
4.8
4.7
36.7
36.8
36.8
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
47,544
47,578
47,612
30,015
30,003
30,046
28,633
28,630
28,641
1,382
1,373
1,405
17,529
17,575
17,566
63.1
63.1
63.1
60.2
60.2
60.2
4.6
4.6
4.7
36.9
36.9
36.9
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
47,646
47,679
47,713
29,993
29,960
29,951
28,589
28,563
28,573
1,404
1,396
1,378
17,653
17,720
17,762
62.9
62.8
62.8
60.0
59.9
59.9
4.7
4.7
4.6
37.1
37.2
37.2
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
47,747
47,781
47,814
30,002
30,145
30,318
28,611
28,713
28,837
1,391
1,433
1,482
17,745
17,635
17,496
62.8
63.1
63.4
59.9
60.1
60.3
4.6
4.8
4.9
37.2
36.9
36.6
Jul-Sep`
47,846
30,401
28,893
1,508
17,444
63.5
60.4
5.0
36.5
403
0.8
375
1.2
333
1.2
42
2.9
28
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
-0.3
YBTF
YBSW
YBSQ
YBST
YBSZ
MGUB
MGUH
34,923
35,018
35,146
35,274
35,397
35,563
35,766
36,016
36,244
36,449
36,675
36,937
27,274
27,260
27,414
27,519
27,548
27,821
28,075
28,148
28,361
28,567
28,694
28,869
24,609
24,864
25,143
25,546
25,832
26,129
26,504
26,785
26,897
27,156
27,332
27,508
2,665
2,396
2,272
1,973
1,716
1,691
1,570
1,363
1,464
1,411
1,362
1,361
7,649
7,758
7,731
7,755
7,849
7,743
7,691
7,869
7,883
7,882
7,981
8,068
78.1
77.8
78.0
78.0
77.8
78.2
78.5
78.2
78.3
78.4
78.2
78.2
70.5
71.0
71.5
72.4
73.0
73.5
74.1
74.4
74.2
74.5
74.5
74.5
9.8
8.8
8.3
7.2
6.2
6.1
5.6
4.8
5.2
4.9
4.7
4.7
21.9
22.2
22.0
22.0
22.2
21.8
21.5
21.8
21.7
21.6
21.8
21.8
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
36,520
36,539
36,558
28,917
28,855
28,783
27,359
27,346
27,325
1,558
1,509
1,458
7,603
7,684
7,775
79.2
79.0
78.7
74.9
74.8
74.7
5.4
5.2
5.1
20.8
21.0
21.3
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
36,578
36,597
36,617
28,742
28,759
28,738
27,340
27,380
27,356
1,401
1,379
1,383
7,836
7,838
7,878
78.6
78.6
78.5
74.7
74.8
74.7
4.9
4.8
4.8
21.4
21.4
21.5
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
36,636
36,655
36,675
28,737
28,725
28,694
27,327
27,318
27,332
1,410
1,407
1,362
7,899
7,931
7,981
78.4
78.4
78.2
74.6
74.5
74.5
4.9
4.9
4.7
21.6
21.6
21.8
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
36,694
36,714
36,733
28,710
28,806
28,944
27,337
27,395
27,499
1,373
1,410
1,445
7,985
7,908
7,789
78.2
78.5
78.8
74.5
74.6
74.9
4.8
4.9
5.0
21.8
21.5
21.2
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
36,756
36,778
36,801
29,023
28,992
28,994
27,572
27,563
27,591
1,451
1,430
1,403
7,733
7,786
7,807
79.0
78.8
78.8
75.0
74.9
75.0
5.0
4.9
4.8
21.0
21.2
21.2
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
36,824
36,847
36,869
28,989
28,963
28,982
27,627
27,610
27,594
1,362
1,352
1,388
7,835
7,884
7,888
78.7
78.6
78.6
75.0
74.9
74.8
4.7
4.7
4.8
21.3
21.4
21.4
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
36,892
36,915
36,937
28,919
28,885
28,869
27,535
27,508
27,508
1,384
1,377
1,361
7,973
8,030
8,068
78.4
78.2
78.2
74.6
74.5
74.5
4.8
4.8
4.7
21.6
21.8
21.8
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
36,960
36,983
37,005
28,923
29,058
29,234
27,548
27,643
27,772
1,376
1,415
1,462
8,037
7,925
7,771
78.3
78.6
79.0
74.5
74.7
75.0
4.8
4.9
5.0
21.7
21.4
21.0
Jul-Sep
37,027
29,313
27,827
1,485
7,714
79.2
75.2
5.1
20.8
271
0.7
290
1.0
256
0.9
34
2.4
-19
-0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
-0.2
Changes
Over last 12 months
Per cent
All people aged 16-59(W)/64(M)
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Changes
Over last 12 months
Per cent
a
Since spring 1992 unpaid family workers have been classified as in employment .
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+5; 2=3+4; 6=2/1;7=3/1;8=4/2;9=5/1.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Labour Force Survey summary: male, not seasonally adjusted
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
All
1
Males aged 16 and over
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Total
economically
active
Total in
employmenta
2
Unemployed
3
4
Economically
inactive
Economic
activity
rate (%)
5
6
MGSM
MGTT
MGTN
MGTQ
MGTW
21,646
21,710
21,794
21,876
21,961
22,071
22,202
22,377
22,550
22,723
22,910
23,123
15,634
15,605
15,607
15,608
15,566
15,693
15,802
15,789
15,892
16,081
16,108
16,200
13,855
14,040
14,107
14,346
14,508
14,640
14,844
14,960
14,994
15,202
15,304
15,385
1,779
1,565
1,500
1,262
1,058
1,053
958
829
899
880
804
815
6,012
6,105
6,187
6,268
6,395
6,378
6,400
6,588
6,658
6,641
6,802
6,923
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
22,783
22,798
22,814
16,293
16,239
16,170
15,372
15,341
15,304
921
898
867
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
22,830
22,846
22,862
16,150
16,146
16,141
15,295
15,295
15,293
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
22,878
22,894
22,910
16,130
16,117
16,108
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
22,926
22,942
22,957
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
Employment
rate (%)
7
Unemployment
rate (%)
Economic
inactivity
rate (%)
8
9
MGUF
MGUL
72.2
71.9
71.6
71.3
70.9
71.1
71.2
70.6
70.5
70.8
70.3
70.1
64.0
64.7
64.7
65.6
66.1
66.3
66.9
66.9
66.5
66.9
66.8
66.5
11.4
10.0
9.6
8.1
6.8
6.7
6.1
5.3
5.7
5.5
5.0
5.0
27.8
28.1
28.4
28.7
29.1
28.9
28.8
29.4
29.5
29.2
29.7
29.9
6,489
6,560
6,644
71.5
71.2
70.9
67.5
67.3
67.1
5.7
5.5
5.4
28.5
28.8
29.1
855
851
848
6,680
6,700
6,721
70.7
70.7
70.6
67.0
66.9
66.9
5.3
5.3
5.3
29.3
29.3
29.4
15,279
15,270
15,304
852
847
804
6,748
6,777
6,802
70.5
70.4
70.3
66.8
66.7
66.8
5.3
5.3
5.0
29.5
29.6
29.7
16,133
16,199
16,299
15,313
15,363
15,440
820
836
858
6,792
6,743
6,659
70.4
70.6
71.0
66.8
67.0
67.3
5.1
5.2
5.3
29.6
29.4
29.0
22,976
22,994
23,013
16,318
16,277
16,286
15,476
15,463
15,465
842
814
822
6,657
6,718
6,726
71.0
70.8
70.8
67.4
67.2
67.2
5.2
5.0
5.0
29.0
29.2
29.2
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
23,031
23,049
23,068
16,288
16,279
16,266
15,477
15,457
15,431
811
823
835
6,743
6,770
6,802
70.7
70.6
70.5
67.2
67.1
66.9
5.0
5.1
5.1
29.3
29.4
29.5
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
23,086
23,105
23,123
16,249
16,227
16,200
15,411
15,395
15,385
839
832
815
6,837
6,878
6,923
70.4
70.2
70.1
66.8
66.6
66.5
5.2
5.1
5.0
29.6
29.8
29.9
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
23,141
23,160
23,178
16,237
16,317
16,429
15,424
15,473
15,551
813
845
877
6,904
6,843
6,749
70.2
70.5
70.9
66.7
66.8
67.1
5.0
5.2
5.3
29.8
29.5
29.1
Jul-Sep
23,196
16,468
15,591
877
6,727
71.0
67.2
5.3
29.0
220
1.0
150
0.9
115
0.7
35
4.2
70
1.1
0.0
-0.1
0.2
0.0
YBTG
YBSX
YBSR
YBSU
YBTA
MGUC
MGUI
18,055
18,090
18,145
18,198
18,253
18,338
18,437
18,566
18,688
18,808
18,944
19,101
15,360
15,308
15,330
15,327
15,282
15,396
15,507
15,514
15,589
15,733
15,758
15,831
13,591
13,752
13,841
14,077
14,233
14,351
14,557
14,693
14,702
14,862
14,965
15,023
1,769
1,557
1,488
1,251
1,049
1,045
950
822
888
872
793
807
2,695
2,781
2,815
2,871
2,971
2,942
2,930
3,052
3,099
3,075
3,186
3,271
85.1
84.6
84.5
84.2
83.7
84.0
84.1
83.6
83.4
83.6
83.2
82.9
75.3
76.0
76.3
77.4
78.0
78.3
79.0
79.1
78.7
79.0
79.0
78.7
11.5
10.2
9.7
8.2
6.9
6.8
6.1
5.3
5.7
5.5
5.0
5.1
14.9
15.4
15.5
15.8
16.3
16.0
15.9
16.4
16.6
16.4
16.8
17.1
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
18,850
18,862
18,874
15,953
15,900
15,831
15,039
15,010
14,975
914
890
856
2,897
2,962
3,043
84.6
84.3
83.9
79.8
79.6
79.3
5.7
5.6
5.4
15.4
15.7
16.1
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
18,885
18,897
18,909
15,808
15,808
15,803
14,963
14,967
14,963
845
841
839
3,078
3,089
3,106
83.7
83.7
83.6
79.2
79.2
79.1
5.3
5.3
5.3
16.3
16.3
16.4
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
18,920
18,932
18,944
15,786
15,773
15,758
14,945
14,936
14,965
841
837
793
3,135
3,159
3,186
83.4
83.3
83.2
79.0
78.9
79.0
5.3
5.3
5.0
16.6
16.7
16.8
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
18,955
18,967
18,978
15,782
15,846
15,948
14,970
15,016
15,097
812
830
851
3,173
3,121
3,030
83.3
83.5
84.0
79.0
79.2
79.5
5.1
5.2
5.3
16.7
16.5
16.0
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
18,992
19,006
19,019
15,976
15,935
15,936
15,142
15,129
15,125
835
806
811
3,016
3,071
3,083
84.1
83.8
83.8
79.7
79.6
79.5
5.2
5.1
5.1
15.9
16.2
16.2
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
19,033
19,047
19,060
15,931
15,924
15,905
15,132
15,113
15,080
800
811
824
3,102
3,123
3,155
83.7
83.6
83.4
79.5
79.3
79.1
5.0
5.1
5.2
16.3
16.4
16.6
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
19,074
19,088
19,101
15,882
15,854
15,831
15,054
15,032
15,023
828
822
807
3,192
3,234
3,271
83.3
83.1
82.9
78.9
78.8
78.7
5.2
5.2
5.1
16.7
16.9
17.1
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
19,115
19,129
19,142
15,872
15,950
16,062
15,066
15,114
15,193
807
836
868
3,242
3,178
3,081
83.0
83.4
83.9
78.8
79.0
79.4
5.1
5.2
5.4
17.0
16.6
16.1
Jul-Sep
19,156
16,099
15,231
868
3,057
84.0
79.5
5.4
16.0
164
0.9
123
0.8
90
0.6
33
4.0
41
1.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.1
Changes
Over last 12 months
Per cent
Males aged 16 to 64
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Changes
Over last 12 months
Per cent
a
Since spring 1992 unpaid family workers have been classified as in employment .
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+5; 2=3+4; 6=2/1;7=3/1;8=4/2;9=5/1.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Labour Force Survey summary: female, not seasonally adjusted
A.1
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
All
Total
economically
active
Economically
inactive
Economic
activity
rate (%)
Total in
employmenta
Unemployed
Employment
rate (%)
Unemployment
rate (%)
Economic
inactivity
rate (%)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MGSN
MGTU
MGTO
MGTR
MGTX
MGUG
MGUM
23,425
23,479
23,547
23,621
23,700
23,791
23,905
24,036
24,154
24,272
24,414
24,590
12,449
12,470
12,600
12,740
12,780
12,966
13,122
13,193
13,378
13,436
13,601
13,751
11,537
11,621
11,809
12,007
12,103
12,309
12,492
12,645
12,790
12,886
13,025
13,188
912
849
791
733
677
657
630
548
587
549
576
563
10,977
11,009
10,947
10,880
10,920
10,825
10,783
10,844
10,776
10,837
10,814
10,839
53.1
53.1
53.5
53.9
53.9
54.5
54.9
54.9
55.4
55.4
55.7
55.9
49.2
49.5
50.2
50.8
51.1
51.7
52.3
52.6
53.0
53.1
53.3
53.6
7.3
6.8
6.3
5.8
5.3
5.1
4.8
4.2
4.4
4.1
4.2
4.1
46.9
46.9
46.5
46.1
46.1
45.5
45.1
45.1
44.6
44.6
44.3
44.1
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
24,315
24,328
24,340
13,601
13,604
13,601
12,951
12,976
12,989
651
628
612
10,714
10,723
10,739
55.9
55.9
55.9
53.3
53.3
53.4
4.8
4.6
4.5
44.1
44.1
44.1
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
24,352
24,365
24,377
13,583
13,602
13,593
13,016
13,055
13,040
567
547
553
10,770
10,763
10,784
55.8
55.8
55.8
53.4
53.6
53.5
4.2
4.0
4.1
44.2
44.2
44.2
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
24,390
24,402
24,414
13,616
13,616
13,601
13,037
13,038
13,025
579
578
576
10,774
10,786
10,814
55.8
55.8
55.7
53.5
53.4
53.3
4.2
4.2
4.2
44.2
44.2
44.3
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
24,427
24,439
24,452
13,605
13,629
13,660
13,036
13,039
13,056
569
590
604
10,822
10,810
10,791
55.7
55.8
55.9
53.4
53.4
53.4
4.2
4.3
4.4
44.3
44.2
44.1
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
24,467
24,482
24,498
13,708
13,716
13,718
13,084
13,086
13,118
624
631
600
10,759
10,766
10,780
56.0
56.0
56.0
53.5
53.4
53.5
4.6
4.6
4.4
44.0
44.0
44.0
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
24,513
24,529
24,544
13,728
13,723
13,780
13,156
13,173
13,210
571
550
571
10,785
10,805
10,764
56.0
55.9
56.1
53.7
53.7
53.8
4.2
4.0
4.1
44.0
44.1
43.9
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
24,559
24,575
24,590
13,743
13,733
13,751
13,178
13,169
13,188
565
564
563
10,816
10,842
10,839
56.0
55.9
55.9
53.7
53.6
53.6
4.1
4.1
4.1
44.0
44.1
44.1
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
24,606
24,621
24,636
13,765
13,828
13,890
13,187
13,240
13,285
578
588
604
10,841
10,793
10,747
55.9
56.2
56.4
53.6
53.8
53.9
4.2
4.3
4.4
44.1
43.8
43.6
Jul-Sep
24,650
13,933
13,302
631
10,717
56.5
54.0
4.5
43.5
183
0.7
225
1.6
219
1.7
6
1.0
-42
-0.4
0.5
0.5
0.0
-0.5
Females aged 16 and over
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Changes
Over last 12 months
Per cent
Females aged 16 to 59
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
YBTH
YBSY
YBSS
YBSV
YBTB
MGUD
MGUJ
16,868
16,928
17,001
17,076
17,144
17,226
17,328
17,450
17,555
17,641
17,731
17,836
11,914
11,951
12,085
12,192
12,265
12,425
12,568
12,633
12,772
12,834
12,936
13,038
11,018
11,112
11,301
11,470
11,599
11,778
11,948
12,093
12,196
12,294
12,368
12,485
896
839
783
722
667
647
620
541
576
540
568
554
4,954
4,977
4,916
4,884
4,878
4,801
4,761
4,817
4,784
4,807
4,795
4,798
70.6
70.6
71.1
71.4
71.5
72.1
72.5
72.4
72.8
72.7
73.0
73.1
65.3
65.6
66.5
67.2
67.7
68.4
68.9
69.3
69.5
69.7
69.8
70.0
7.5
7.0
6.5
5.9
5.4
5.2
4.9
4.3
4.5
4.2
4.4
4.2
29.4
29.4
28.9
28.6
28.5
27.9
27.5
27.6
27.2
27.3
27.0
26.9
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
17,669
17,677
17,685
12,964
12,955
12,952
12,320
12,336
12,350
644
620
602
4,705
4,721
4,732
73.4
73.3
73.2
69.7
69.8
69.8
5.0
4.8
4.7
26.6
26.7
26.8
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
17,692
17,700
17,708
12,934
12,951
12,936
12,378
12,413
12,392
556
538
544
4,758
4,749
4,772
73.1
73.2
73.1
70.0
70.1
70.0
4.3
4.2
4.2
26.9
26.8
26.9
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
17,716
17,723
17,731
12,952
12,952
12,936
12,382
12,382
12,368
570
570
568
4,764
4,771
4,795
73.1
73.1
73.0
69.9
69.9
69.8
4.4
4.4
4.4
26.9
26.9
27.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
17,739
17,747
17,754
12,927
12,959
12,995
12,367
12,379
12,402
561
580
594
4,812
4,787
4,759
72.9
73.0
73.2
69.7
69.8
69.9
4.3
4.5
4.6
27.1
27.0
26.8
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
17,764
17,773
17,782
13,046
13,057
13,058
12,430
12,434
12,466
616
623
592
4,717
4,715
4,724
73.4
73.5
73.4
70.0
70.0
70.1
4.7
4.8
4.5
26.6
26.5
26.6
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
17,791
17,800
17,809
13,058
13,039
13,077
12,496
12,498
12,514
562
542
563
4,733
4,761
4,732
73.4
73.3
73.4
70.2
70.2
70.3
4.3
4.2
4.3
26.6
26.7
26.6
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
17,818
17,827
17,836
13,037
13,031
13,038
12,481
12,476
12,485
556
555
554
4,781
4,796
4,798
73.2
73.1
73.1
70.0
70.0
70.0
4.3
4.3
4.2
26.8
26.9
26.9
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
17,845
17,854
17,863
13,051
13,108
13,173
12,482
12,529
12,579
569
579
593
4,795
4,746
4,691
73.1
73.4
73.7
69.9
70.2
70.4
4.4
4.4
4.5
26.9
26.6
26.3
Jul-Sep
17,871
13,213
12,596
617
4,657
73.9
70.5
4.7
26.1
107
0.6
167
1.3
166
1.3
1
0.2
-60
-1.3
0.5
0.5
-0.1
-0.5
Changes
Over last 12 months
Per cent
a
Since spring 1992 unpaid family workers have been classified as in employment .
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+5; 2=3+4; 6=2/1;7=3/1;8=4/2;9=5/1.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Labour Force Survey summary - technical note
COMPARISONS OVER TIME
ONS recommends that non-overlapping periods are always used for comparisons over time.
The sample design of the LFS enables estimates for any three consecutive months to be calculated. ONS began publication of these estimates in
April 1998. The most reliable comparison is one between non-overlapping periods. For the latest data, compare the data from three months previously
e.g. December to February data with that for September to November rather than November to January. Due to the overlap of two months, the latter
comparison would actually just compare the single months of November and February, but the data are not robust enough to make this comparison.
This can lead to unreliable conclusions about change. For further details see article by Richard Laux, pp59-63, Labour Market Trends, February 1998.
SAMPLING VARIABILITY OF LABOUR FORCE SURVEY DATA
LFS data are based on statistical samples (see Sources, pS2) and, as such, are subject to sampling variability. If we drew many samples, each would
give a different result. The ranges shown for the LFS data in the table below represent '95 per cent confidence intervals'. We would expect that in
95 per cent of samples the range would contain the true value. The ranges are approximated from not seasonally adjusted data for Jul-Sep 2005
in line with research on the topic. For more information, see the Guide to Labour Market Statistics Releases (www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/
theme_labour/guide_to_lms_fr1.pdf).
UNITED KINGDOM
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Level
Sampling
variability
Change
on quarter
Sampling
variability
Change
on year
Sampling
variability
Employment (000s)
28,798
+130
123
+96
334
+168
Employment rate
74.9%
+0.3%
0.2%
+0.2%
0.1%
+0.4%
32.1
+0.1
0.1
+0.2%
0.1
+0.2%
Average weekly hours worked
- all workers
Unemployment (000s)
1,433
+58
-1
+57
41
+76
Unemployment rate
4.7%
+0.2%
0.0%
+0.2%
0.1%
+0.3%
Economically active (000s)
30,231
+123
122
+91
375
+159
Economic activity rate
78.7%
+0.3%
0.1%
+0.2%
0.2%
+0.4%
7,891
+116
-36
+84
-16
+149
Economically inactive (000s)
21.3%
+0.3%
-0.1%
+0.2%
-0.2%
+0.4%
Inactive, not wanting a job (000s)
Economic inactivity rate
5,841
+58
-2
+42
-9
+74
Inactive, wanting a job (000s)
2,050
+57
-34
+43
-7
+74
157
+18
29
+24
24
+24
Redundancies (000s)
Note: Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Labour Force Survey trends: employment and unemployment - technical note
A.2
Trends indicating the underlying movement of the series, after factors such as seasonality and irregular values have been removed, are shown in
the graphs below. The trends are estimated using a standard approach adopted by ONS, based on the results of its short-term trends research project.
In this case, the recommended method is to apply a 13-term Henderson moving average, augmented by two stages of outlier detection and ARIMA
modelling, to the seasonally adjusted series. For more information, see An Investigation of Trend Estimation Methods, available from the Time Series
Analysis Branch (020 7533 6236).
Estimates of the trends at the end of the series are subject to revision when new data become available. The graphs below give an indication of the
likely extent of these revisions. They have been constructed by making statistical estimates of the range of values within which the next data point
in the series is likely to fall. The resultant extended series have been used to calculate the corresponding likely range of revised trend estimates. Note
that this range does not take account of revisions which might arise from seasonal adjustment.
There is a margin of error surrounding the trend estimates, particularly at the end of the series. The trend can be used to get a general impression
of the underlying trend behaviour of employment or unemployment, but month-on-month changes in the trend numbers should not be reported.
For further information, please see the article on pp431-6, Labour Market Trends, August 1999.
Employment
Unemployment
Percentage of all aged 16-59/64
Sampling variability ±0.3%
75.5
Percentage of all economically active
Sampling variability ±0.2%
6.0
75.0
5.5
74.5
5.0
74.0
4.5
0
Jul-Sep
2003
Jul-Sep
2004
Seasonally adjusted series
Lower
Jul-Sep
2005
Trend
Upper
Jul-Sep
2003
Jul-Sep
2004
Seasonally adjusted series
Lower
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2005
Trend
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Labour Force Survey trends: employment and unemployment - series
UNITED KINGDOM
Employmenta
Unemploymentb
Level (thousands)
Rate (per cent)
Level (thousands)
Rate (per cent)
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 1997
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 1997-Jan 1998
Dec 1997-Feb 1998
26,578
26,598
26,615
26,631
26,647
26,663
R
R
R
R
R
R
73.0
73.0
73.1
73.1
73.1 R
73.2
1,941
1,912
1,884
1,858
1,836
1,818
R
R
R
R
R
R
6.8
6.7
6.6
6.5
6.4
6.4
Jan-Mar 1998
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 1998-Jan 1999
Dec 1998-Feb 1999
26,680
26,700
26,723
26,750
26,781
26,814
26,850
26,885
26,920
26,951
26,980
27,005
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
73.2
73.3
73.3
73.4
73.4
73.5
73.5
73.6
73.7
73.7
73.8
73.8
1,806
1,797
1,792
1,788
1,785
1,783
1,782
1,781
1,780
1,780
1,779
1,776
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
6.3
6.3
6.3
6.3 R
6.3 R
6.2
6.2
6.2
6.2
6.2
6.2
6.2
Jan-Mar 1999
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 1999-Jan 2000
Dec 1999-Feb 2000
27,027
27,049
27,071
27,096
27,123
27,153
27,183
27,215
27,245
27,276
27,306
27,338
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
73.8
73.8
73.9
73.9
73.9
74.0
74.0
74.1
74.1
74.1
74.2
74.2
R
R
1,772
1,764
1,754
1,741
1,728
1,716
1,706
1,699
1,693
1,688
1,682
1,674
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
6.2 R
6.1
6.1
6.0
6.0
5.9
5.9
5.9
5.9 R
5.8
5.8
5.8
Jan-Mar 2000
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 2000-Jan 2001
Dec 2000-Feb 2001
27,370
27,403
27,436
27,467
27,496
27,520
27,542
27,560
27,578
27,594
27,611
27,628
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
74.3
74.3
74.4
74.4
74.5
74.5
74.5
74.5
74.5
74.6
74.6
74.6
1,663
1,648
1,630
1,611
1,592
1,573
1,556
1,541
1,527
1,513
1,501
1,490
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
5.7
5.7
5.6
5.5
5.5
5.4
5.4 R
5.3
5.3 R
5.2
5.2 R
5.1
Jan-Mar 2001
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 2001-Jan 2002
Dec 2001-Feb 2002
27,645
27,660
27,673
27,686
27,698
27,711
27,724
27,737
27,751
27,765
27,779
27,794
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
74.6
74.6
74.5 R
74.5
74.5
74.4 R
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
1,480
1,474
1,470
1,469
1,472
1,476
1,481
1,488
1,495
1,501
1,507
1,512
R
R
R
5.1
5.1
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.2 R
Jan-Mar 2002
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 2002-Jan 2003
Dec 2002-Feb 2003
27,811
27,831
27,855
27,881
27,910
27,939
27,967
27,994
28,018
28,039
28,058
28,077
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.5 R
74.5
74.5
74.6
74.6
74.6
74.6
74.6
74.6 R
1,516
1,520
1,524
1,528
1,532
1,534
1,534
1,532
1,529
1,524
1,519
1,514
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2 R
5.1
5.1
Jan-Mar 2003
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004
28,097
28,119
28,142
28,167
28,190
28,213
28,234
28,256
28,279
28,302
28,326
28,348
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
74.6
74.6
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
1,510
1,506
1,503
1,500
1,496
1,490
1,484
1,475
1,466
1,457
1,448
1,441
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1 R
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0 R
4.9
4.9
4.9 R
4.8
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005
28,368
28,385
28,401
28,416
28,433
28,453
28,478
28,505
28,534
28,561
28,586
28,609
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.7
74.8
74.8
74.8
74.8
74.8
74.8
R
R
1,435
1,429
1,423
1,418
1,412
1,408
1,406
1,406
1,408
1,411
1,414
1,417
R
R
R
R
4.8
4.8
4.8
4.8
4.7 R
4.7
4.7 R
4.7 R
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.7
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Jul-Sep
28,631 R
28,654 R
28,679
28,708
28,739
28,770
28,802
a
b
R
Note:
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
74.8 R
74.8
74.8
74.8
74.8
74.9
74.9
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
1,420 R
1,421 R
1,423
1,424
1,426
1,427
1,428
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.7
Source: Labour Force Survey
Levels are for those aged 16 and over and rates are for those of working age.
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Levels and rates are for those aged 16 and over. The rate is as a proportion of the economically active.
Revised
There is a margin of error surrounding the trend estimates, particularly at the end of the series. The trend can be used to get a general impression of the underlying behaviour of
employment or unemployment, but month-on-month changes in the trend numbers should not be reported. For more information, see technical note on pS15.
Following a review of the construction of the Labour Force Survey trend series table, ONS have revised the estimates to be consistent with the graphical representation depicted by the
employment and unemployment graphs.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Other headline indicators
A.3
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
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Workforce jobs
Levels
All
Male
Female
DYDC
LOLA
LOLB
2003
June
September
December
30,213
30,311
30,396
16,224
16,233
16,314
13,989
14,077
14,083
2004
March
June
September
December
30,412
30,440
30,405
30,547
16,363
16,400
16,418
16,444
14,049
14,040
13,987
14,104
2005
March
June
30,639
30,590
16,501
16,447
14,138
14,143
Change on quarter
Change per cent
-49
-0.2
-54
-0.3
5
0.0
Change on year
Change per cent
150
0.5
47
0.3
103
0.7
UNITED KINGDOM
Claimant counta
Levels
All
Rates (%)b
All
Male
Female
DPAF
BCJE
DPAH
DPAI
Male
Female
BCJD
DPAE
2004
Octoberc
November
December
836.4
831.9
825.0
622.8
618.1
611.9
213.6
213.8
213.1
2.7
2.7
2.6
3.7
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
2005
Januaryc
February
March
813.8
817.7
831.3
602.7
605.9
616.5
211.1
211.8
214.8
2.6
2.6
2.7
3.5
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
Aprilc
May
June
Julyc
842.1
856.1
863.2
864.6
624.0
636.5
642.0
642.7
218.1
219.6
221.2
221.9
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.8
3.7
3.7
3.8
3.8
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6
August
September R
Octoberc P
867.3
878.0
890.1
644.8
652.3
660.9
222.5
225.7
229.2
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.8
3.8
3.9
1.6
1.6
1.6
Change on month
Change per cent
12.1
1.4
8.6
1.3
3.5
1.6
0.0
0.1
0.0
Change on year
Change per cent
53.7
6.4
38.1
6.1
15.6
7.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
GREAT BRITAIN
2004
2005
Whole economy earningsd
UNITED KINGDOM
Average Earnings
Index (including
bonuses)
Average Earnings
Index (excluding
bonuses)
LNNC
JQDY
September R
3.8
4.3
October
4.2
4.4
November
December
4.3 R
4.3
4.4
4.4
January
4.2
4.4
February
4.6
4.3
March
4.5
4.1
April
4.6
4.1
May
4.1
4.0
June
4.1
4.0
July R
4.2
4.0
August R
4.2
4.0
September P
4.1
4.0
Vacancies
Average 3
months ending
(level)
Change on quarter
Level
Per cent
AP2Y
AP3K
AP3L
2004
October R
November
December
638.4
640.7
648.0
-8.1
-6.5
4.8
-1.3
-1.0
0.7
2005
January
February
March
655.0
647.4
636.9
16.6
6.7
-11.1
2.6
1.0
-1.7
April
May
June
632.9
639.1
640.9
-22.1
-8.3
4.0
-3.4
-1.3
0.6
July R
August R
September R
635.8
628.7
621.8
2.9
-10.4
-19.1
0.5
-1.6
-3.0
October P
605.1
-30.7
-4.8
Sources: Employer surveys; DfES Training Data System; Jobcentre Plus administrative system;
Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey
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a
b
c
d
The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance.
Denominator = claimant count + workforce jobs.
Months where there are five weeks between count dates. All the rest are four-week periods.
The headline rate is the annual change in the average seasonally adjusted series over the latest three months compared with the same period a year ago.
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Regional summary
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
Labour Force Surveya (July to September 2005)
Total aged
16 and over
Government
Office
Regions
Economically active
All
All
Level Level Rate(%)b
1
2
3
Employment
Male
Female
Level
Level
4
5
All
Unemployment
Male
Level Rate(%)b
6
7
Female
Level Rate(%)b
8
9
All
Level Rate(%)b
10
11
Male
Level Rate(%)c
12
13
Female
Level Rate(%)c
14
15
Level Rate(%)c
16
17
North East
2,048
1,201
74.7
640
561
1,121
69.7
591
72.4
530
66.9
80
6.6
49
7.7
30
5.4
North West
5,433
3,350
77.1
1,775
1,576
3,201
73.6
1,686
76.3
1,515
70.8
149
4.5
88
5.0
61
3.9
Yorkshire and
the Humber
4,019
2,501
78.3
1,358
1,143
2,387
74.7
1,292
79.4
1,096
69.7
114
4.6
66
4.9
47
4.2
East Midlands
3,428
2,208
80.8
1,196
1,012
2,112
77.3
1,138
80.9
973
73.3
97
4.4
58
4.8
39
3.8
West Midlands
4,240
2,633
77.9
1,443
1,190
2,510
74.2
1,369
78.8
1,141
69.2
123
4.7
74
5.1
49
4.1
East
4,381
2,852
82.0
1,562
1,290
2,738
78.6
1,499
84.1
1,239
72.7
114
4.0
63
4.0
51
4.0
London
6,001
3,857
74.7
2,136
1,721
3,599
69.6
1,981
75.3
1,618
63.6
258
6.7
155
7.3
103
6.0
South East
6,458
4,262
82.2
2,308
1,955
4,092
78.8
2,210
83.5
1,882
73.8
170
4.0
98
4.2
73
3.7
3.3
South West
England
4,048
2,556
81.5
1,369
1,188
2,465
78.5
1,316
81.7
1,149
75.0
91
3.6
53
3.8
39
40,057
25,421
78.9
13,786
11,635
24,224
75.1
13,082
79.4
11,143
70.4
1,197
4.7
704
5.1
493
4.2
2,365
1,403
76.2
749
654
1,338
72.6
706
75.2
632
69.8
64
4.6
42
5.7
22
3.4
Wales
Scotland
4,105
2,595
79.6
1,375
1,219
2,455
75.2
1,295
78.6
1,159
71.7
140
5.4
80
5.8
60
4.9
46,526
29,418
78.8
15,910
13,508
28,017
75.0
15,083
79.1
12,934
70.5
1,401
4.8
827
5.2
574
4.3
1,315
794
73.3
435
359
760
70.0
413
74.7
347
65.1
34
4.3
23
5.2
12
3.3
United Kingdom 47,846
30,231
78.7
16,356
13,875
28,798
74.9
15,507
79.1
13,291
70.4
1,433
4.7
849
5.2
584
4.2
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
Change on quarterd
Total aged
16 and over
Government
Office
Regions
All
Economically active
All
Level Level Rate(%)b
Employment
Male
Female
Level
Level
All
Unemployment
Male
Level Rate(%)b
Female
Level Rate(%)b
All
Level Rate(%)b
Male
Level Rate(%)c
Female
Level Rate(%)c
Level Rate(%)c
North East
4
-10
-0.8
-4
-7
-7
-0.7
-4
-0.6
-3
-0.8
-3
-0.2
0
0.1
-3
-0.5
North West
9
21
0.3
-4
25
19
0.3
-7
-0.4
25
1.1
3
0.0
2
0.1
0
-0.1
Yorkshire and
the Humber
8
12
0.2
11
1
16
0.4
19
0.9
-3
-0.2
-4
-0.2
-8
-0.7
4
0.4
East Midlands
7
31
1.0
13
18
30
1.0
13
0.7
17
1.3
2
0.0
0
-0.1
2
0.1
West Midlands
9
-5
-0.4
-6
1
-7
-0.4
-10
-0.9
4
0.1
2
0.1
5
0.3
-3
-0.2
East
9
1
0.0
5
-4
-2
-0.1
4
0.2
-6
-0.4
3
0.1
1
0.1
2
0.2
London
20
27
0.0
13
14
41
0.3
14
-0.1
28
0.7
-14
-0.4
0
-0.1
-14
-0.8
South East
13
12
0.0
11
1
1
-0.2
1
-0.2
0
-0.2
10
0.2
10
0.4
1
0.0
South West
7
-4
-0.1
-9
5
-13
-0.4
-18
-1.0
4
0.3
9
0.3
9
0.6
0
0.0
England
86
85
0.1
30
55
78
0.1
12
-0.1
65
0.3
7
0.0
18
0.1
-11
-0.1
Wales
4
27
1.4
22
5
26
1.4
20
2.0
6
0.8
1
0.0
2
0.1
-1
-0.2
Scotland
6
6
0.1
0
6
9
0.2
3
0.1
6
0.3
-3
-0.1
-3
-0.2
0
0.0
95
118
0.1
52
66
112
0.1
35
0.0
78
0.3
5
0.0
17
0.1
-12
-0.1
2
11
0.9
7
4
17
1.4
11
1.4
6
1.3
-5
-0.7
-3
-0.8
-2
-0.6
99
122
0.1
57
65
123
0.2
42
0.0
81
0.3
-1
0.0
15
0.1
-16
-0.1
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Change on year
Total aged
16 and over
Government
Office
Regions
All
Economically active
All
Level Level Rate(%)b
Employment
Male
Female
Level
Level
All
Unemployment
Male
Level Rate(%)b
Female
Level Rate(%)b
All
Level Rate(%)b
Male
Level Rate(%)c
Female
Level Rate(%)c
Level Rate(%)c
North East
15
14
0.3
9
6
5
-0.2
1
-0.2
5
-0.2
9
0.7
8
1.2
1
0.1
North West
39
39
0.1
13
26
35
0.0
11
-0.4
24
0.5
3
0.1
2
0.1
2
0.0
-0.2
Yorkshire and
the Humber
35
32
0.4
29
3
31
0.4
26
0.8
5
0.0
1
0.0
3
0.1
-2
East Midlands
29
71
1.9
24
46
60
1.5
17
0.6
43
2.4
11
0.4
8
0.5
3
0.1
West Midlands
35
3
-1.2
-4
6
10
-0.9
-1
-1.3
12
-0.5
-8
-0.3
-2
-0.2
-6
-0.5
East
36
15
-0.1
18
-2
0
-0.5
7
0.1
-7
-1.2
15
0.5
11
0.6
5
0.4
London
78
60
-0.2
16
44
74
0.2
12
-0.9
62
1.4
-14
-0.5
4
0.1
-19
-1.3
South East
53
44
0.1
18
26
29
-0.1
12
-0.3
16
0.1
15
0.3
6
0.2
9
0.4
South West
30
22
0.1
-4
26
12
-0.3
-6
-1.1
17
0.6
11
0.4
1
0.1
9
0.7
350
300
0.1
118
181
258
0.0
79
-0.4
179
0.4
42
0.1
40
0.2
3
0.0
16
24
0.9
10
14
27
1.1
8
0.3
19
2.0
-3
-0.3
2
0.1
-5
-0.8
0.7
England
Wales
Scotland
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
23
10
0.3
8
2
5
0.2
11
0.5
-6
-0.2
5
0.2
-3
-0.3
9
389
334
0.1
136
198
289
0.1
98
-0.3
192
0.4
45
0.1
38
0.2
6
0.0
10
36
2.5
10
26
40
2.9
15
1.8
25
3.9
-4
-0.7
-5
-1.2
1
0.1
403
375
0.2
150
225
334
0.1
116
-0.2
218
0.5
41
0.1
34
0.2
7
0.0
Source: Labour Force Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Relationship between columns: 2=4+5=6+12; 6=8+10; 12=14+16.
a
Labour Force Survey is tabulated by region of residence.
b
Denominator = all persons of working age.
c
Denominator = total economically active.
d
Quarter to quarter changes at regional level are particularly subject to sampling variability and should be interpreted in the context of changes over several quarters rather than in isolation.
Note: The Labour Force Survey is a survey of the population in private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
Due to slight methodological differences between the way the national and regional LFS estimates have been interim adjusted for the 2001 Census, there may be small differences between the UK totals and
the sum of the regional components.
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Thousands, seasonally adjusted
Employer surveys
Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Civilian workforce jobse (June 2005);
not seasonally adjusted
Claimant counte,f (October 2005)
Government
Office
Regions
All
Male
Female
Level
Level
Level
1
2
5
6
7
8
9
North East
1,116
589
527
47.7
4.2
36.9
6.0
10.8
2.0
North West
3,392
1,802
1,590
106.3
3.1
80.9
4.3
25.4
1.6
Yorkshire and
the Humber
2,469
1,332
1,137
79.7
3.1
60.1
4.3
19.6
1.7
East Midlands
2,025
1,069
956
56.7
2.7
41.3
3.7
15.4
1.6
West Midlands
2,634
1,436
1,197
99.1
3.7
74.9
5.0
24.2
2.0
East
2,738
1,463
1,275
60.3
2.1
43.7
2.9
16.6
1.3
London
4,541
2,509
2,032
166.7
3.6
118.1
4.5
48.6
2.4
South East
4,264
2,262
2,002
73.5
1.7
54.2
2.3
19.3
1.0
South West
2,565
1,345
1,220
43.1
1.6
31.5
2.2
11.6
1.0
25,743
13,806
11,937
733.1
2.8
541.6
3.8
191.5
1.6
England
All
3
Male
Rateg
Level
4
Female
Rateg
Level
Rateg
Level
Wales
1,283
676
607
42.9
3.2
32.7
4.6
10.2
1.7
Scotland
2,527
1,324
1,203
85.9
3.3
65.3
4.7
20.6
1.7
29,553
15,806
13,746
861.9
2.8
639.6
3.9
222.3
1.6
809
430
379
28.2
3.3
21.3
4.6
6.9
1.8
30,361
16,236
14,125
890.1
2.8
660.9
3.9
229.2
1.6
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Changes on period (period specified below)
Employer surveys
Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Civilian workforce jobs (change on
June 2004); not seasonally adjusted
Government
Office
Regions
All
Male
Claimant count (change on September 2005)
Female
All
Level
Female
Level
Rateg
Level
Ratesg
Level
Level
North East
15
6
9
0.6
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.0
North West
20
3
17
1.9
0.1
1.4
0.1
0.5
0.0
Yorkshire and
the Humber
13
-4
18
1.7
0.1
1.2
0.1
0.5
0.0
East Midlands
15
-2
17
1.2
0.1
0.8
0.1
0.4
0.0
West Midlands
Level
Male
Rateg
24
25
0
1.3
0.0
1.0
0.1
0.3
0.0
-20
-9
-11
1.2
0.0
0.9
0.1
0.3
0.0
London
29
17
12
1.9
0.0
1.1
0.0
0.8
0.0
South East
31
3
29
0.7
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.2
0.0
South West
15
-1
15
0.4
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
143
38
106
10.9
0.0
7.7
0.1
3.2
0.0
3
-1
5
0.9
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.0
-3
16
-20
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
143
53
91
11.9
0.0
8.5
0.1
3.4
0.0
0.0
East
England
Wales
Scotland
Great Britain
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
13
5
8
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
156
58
99
12.1
0.0
8.6
0.1
3.5
0.0
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Relationship between columns: 1=2+3; 4=6+8.
e
Workforce jobs is tabulated by region of workplace. Claimant count is tabulated by region of claimant's residence.
f
Count of claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance.
g
Denominator=claimant count +workforce jobs.
TECHNICAL NOTE: LABOUR FORCE SURVEY SAMPLING VARIABILITY: July to September 2005
Government
Office
Regions
North East
North West
Yorkshire and the Humber
East Midlands
West Midlands
East
London
South East
South West
Wales
Scotland
Employment Unemployment
level (000s)
level (000s)
± 35
± 61
± 49
± 39
± 51
± 50
± 66
± 60
± 50
± 40
± 50
± 12
± 18
± 15
± 12
± 16
± 16
± 25
± 18
± 13
± 12
± 17
Economically
active
level (000s)
Working age
economically
inactive
level (000s)
± 35
± 60
± 48
± 39
± 50
± 50
± 63
± 59
± 50
± 39
± 49
± 35
± 60
± 47
± 43
± 49
± 46
± 64
± 55
± 47
± 39
± 47
Employment Unemployment
rate (%)
rate (%)
± 1.9
± 1.2
± 1.2
± 1.3
± 1.2
± 1.1
± 1.2
± 0.9
± 1.2
± 1.8
± 1.2
±1.0
± 0.5
± 0.6
± 0.7
± 0.6
± 0.6
± 0.7
± 0.4
± 0.5
± 0.8
± 0.6
The Labour Force Survey data in Table A.11 are
based on statistical samples and, as such, are
subject to sampling variability. If many samples
were drawn, each would give a different result.
The ranges shown for the LFS data in this table
represent '95 per cent confidence intervals'. It is
expected that in 95 per cent of samples the range
would contain the true value. The ranges are
approximated from non-seasonally adjusted data
in line with research on the topic. For more
information, see the Guide to Labour Market
Statistics Releases (www.statistics.gov.uk/
downloads/theme_labour/guide_to_lms_fr1.pdf).
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Local labour market indicators by Unitary and Local Authority
Not seasonally adjusted
Populationa
Labour supply
Employmentc
16-59/64
(000's)
UNITED KINGDOM
NORTH EAST
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Unemployment c
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Total
16+
(000's)
Labour demandb
Working age benefit
Economic inactivity c
Ratef
(%)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Claimant countd
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Level
Jobs e
Proportiong
(%)
Total
(000's)
Jobs Density
16-59/64
(ratio)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
37,064
26,951
74.2
1,394
4.7
7,988
22.0
866,144
2.3
30,567
0.83
1,570
1,067
70.0
68
5.8
390
25.6
47,093
3.0
1,113
0.71
Darlington UA
Hartlepool UA
Middlesbrough UA
Redcar and Cleveland UA
Stockton-on-Tees UA
60
54
85
83
116
45
35
52
60
80
76.6
65.0
64.4
72.0
72.4
1
3
5
3
5
2.6
8.3
9.3
5.2
6.0
12
15
23
20
25
21.3
29.0
28.9
24.0
22.9
1,718
2,266
4,029
2,901
3,755
2.9
4.2
4.7
3.5
3.2
53
37
70
46
86
0.89
0.69
0.82
0.55
0.74
Durham
Chester-le-Street
Derwentside
Durham
Easington
Sedgefield
Teesdale
Wear Valley
308
33
52
61
56
54
15
37
207
26
36
37
36
36
10
26
69.2
76.2
70.0
67.7
64.8
68.2
73.2
69.9
11
1
2
3
2
1
1
4.9
5.2
6.3
6.2
4.2
3.1
3.4
5.1
81
7
13
15
18
16
3
10
27.2
19.5
25.3
27.7
32.2
29.6
24.1
26.2
6,280
556
1,033
953
1,167
1,328
202
1,041
2.0
1.7
2.0
1.6
2.1
2.5
1.4
2.8
182
12
27
47
29
33
10
24
0.60
0.36
0.52
0.78
0.53
0.63
0.69
0.64
Northumberland
Alnwick
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blyth Valley
Castle Morpeth
Tynedale
Wansbeck
189
19
15
51
30
36
38
136
14
11
38
21
26
26
73.1
75.7
74.7
73.8
73.6
74.0
69.2
7
1
1
2
1
1
2
4.4
4.7
4.7
4.3
3.5
2.5
7.0
43
4
3
12
7
8
9
23.4
20.5
21.4
23.0
23.6
24.0
25.4
4,456
376
363
1,391
524
524
1,278
2.4
2.0
2.4
2.7
1.8
1.5
3.4
121
14
13
25
25
27
18
0.64
0.75
0.90
0.48
0.83
0.75
0.47
Gateshead
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
South Tyneside
Sunderland
117
174
116
91
177
84
108
86
59
116
72.5
66.3
74.6
65.3
68.3
5
9
4
5
8
5.1
7.6
4.8
8.3
6.5
27
46
25
26
45
23.6
28.1
21.6
28.7
26.8
3,308
5,372
3,537
4,078
5,394
2.8
3.1
3.0
4.5
3.0
102
181
70
45
120
0.88
1.06
0.60
0.49
0.68
4,198
2,972
72.6
148
4.6
973
23.8
100,857
2.4
3,372
0.81
Blackburn with Darwen UA
Blackpool UA
Halton UA
Warrington UA
NORTH WEST
84
85
75
121
58
59
48
95
69.9
71.6
66.1
79.7
3
3
4
3
5.1
5.3
8.1
3.1
22
20
20
21
26.3
24.2
27.9
17.8
2,205
2,415
2,137
1,832
2.6
2.9
2.8
1.5
69
63
56
119
0.82
0.75
0.76
0.98
Cheshire
Chester
Congleton
Crewe and Nantwich
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Macclesfield
Vale Royal
413
73
56
69
48
90
76
319
54
46
53
36
71
59
77.8
78.0
81.1
75.8
74.7
79.4
77.3
8
2
1
1
1
2
2
2.4
2.8
1.4
1.8
3.0
2.7
2.6
83
14
10
16
11
16
16
20.2
19.9
17.7
22.7
22.9
18.3
20.6
5,269
983
554
994
790
872
1,077
1.3
1.3
1.0
1.5
1.6
1.0
1.4
355
80
34
58
38
94
51
0.86
1.09
0.60
0.84
0.79
1.04
0.67
Cumbria
Allerdale
Barrow-in-Furness
Carlisle
Copeland
Eden
South Lakeland
297
57
42
63
43
31
59
219
40
31
46
30
25
48
75.7
72.1
71.4
76.3
72.2
81.3
81.0
8
2
1
1
2
1
1
3.6
4.4
4.3
2.7
5.5
2.0
2.8
62
14
11
13
10
5
10
21.4
24.5
25.5
21.5
23.5
16.9
16.5
5,584
1,204
1,201
1,180
1,258
207
533
1.9
2.1
2.9
1.9
2.9
0.7
0.9
254
42
29
60
36
30
57
0.87
0.74
0.69
0.98
0.84
0.98
0.97
Bolton
Bury
Manchester
Oldham
Rochdale
Salford
Stockport
Tameside
Trafford
Wigan
163
112
292
132
127
135
171
132
131
192
121
87
150
95
90
89
141
100
96
143
75.7
77.0
59.5
71.7
71.4
68.6
81.9
75.5
74.8
75.8
5
4
15
5
4
4
3
5
4
6
3.8
4.2
8.7
4.9
4.4
4.5
2.3
4.5
4.1
4.0
34
22
87
32
32
37
28
28
28
39
21.4
19.5
34.7
24.4
25.3
28.2
16.1
20.9
21.9
20.9
3,530
1,863
11,274
3,168
3,258
3,452
2,522
2,925
2,188
4,123
2.2
1.7
3.9
2.4
2.6
2.6
1.5
2.2
1.7
2.2
122
73
333
90
92
122
134
81
140
113
0.76
0.65
1.16
0.68
0.73
0.91
0.78
0.62
1.08
0.59
Lancashire
Burnley
Chorley
Fylde
Hyndburn
Lancaster
Pendle
Preston
Ribble Valley
Rossendale
South Ribble
West Lancashire
Wyre
701
53
66
44
49
84
54
83
34
41
65
66
62
508
38
49
33
35
53
38
57
25
31
52
49
48
73.8
70.7
78.2
76.9
71.7
64.0
70.1
70.7
77.6
76.9
81.4
74.6
79.4
25
2
1
1
2
5
2
4
1
1
2
3
2
4.5
4.8
2.2
3.7
5.1
8.0
4.0
6.3
2.5
3.9
3.1
5.2
3.0
156
14
12
9
12
25
15
20
7
8
10
14
11
22.7
25.6
20.0
20.3
24.5
30.4
27.0
24.4
20.2
19.9
15.8
21.2
18.1
12,037
996
819
414
925
1,822
948
2,118
190
602
728
1,583
893
1.7
1.9
1.2
0.9
1.9
2.2
1.8
2.5
0.6
1.5
1.1
2.4
1.4
550
40
44
46
34
61
38
96
31
25
49
46
41
0.79
0.75
0.68
1.06
0.69
0.73
0.70
1.17
0.92
0.60
0.76
0.69
0.67
Relationship between columns: 9=8/1; 11=10/1.
* Sample size zero or disclosive (less than three).
- Less than 500.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
Official mid-2004 estimate of the resident population.
Labour demand is jobs plus vacancies. Suitable comprehensive estimates of job vacancies are not available at local level.
Annual Population Survey (APS) data relate to the period January 2004 to December 2004. The APS is a survey of the population of private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
The APS data in this table are consistent with population estimates released in February 2003, not the latest revised population estimates.
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Average for January 2004 to December 2004.
Jobs data are for 2003, and are mainly employees from the Annual Business Inquiry which refers to December of each year; they also include self-employed, HM Forces and government-supported
trainees. Jobs densities are calculated as the number of jobs per resident of working age (16-59/64).
Unemployment rates calculated as percentage of 16+ economically active population.
Percentage of resident working age population of area. NB these are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables A.3, A.11 and F.1.
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A.12
LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Local labour market indicators by Unitary and Local Authority
Not seasonally adjusted
Populationa
Labour supply
Employmentc
16-59/64
(000's)
Knowsley
Liverpool
St. Helens
Sefton
Wirral
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Total
16+
(000's)
Labour demandb
Working age benefit
Unemployment c
Economic inactivity c
Ratef
(%)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Claimant countd
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Level
Jobs e
Proportiong
(%)
Total
(000's)
Jobs Density
16-59/64
(ratio)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
91
287
108
165
185
59
165
76
119
134
66.2
60.8
71.5
73.9
73.4
4
15
4
7
7
6.6
8.0
4.4
5.4
5.0
26
92
27
35
41
29.1
33.8
25.3
21.9
22.7
3,649
14,256
2,922
4,560
5,691
4.0
5.0
2.7
2.8
3.1
58
239
70
120
116
0.64
0.85
0.65
0.73
0.63
3,102
2,245
73.9
108
4.5
685
22.5
74,512
2.4
2,485
0.81
East Riding of Yorkshire UA
Kingston upon Hull, City of UA
North East Lincolnshire UA
North Lincolnshire UA
York UA
194
156
94
94
118
143
103
67
69
90
75.1
69.7
73.1
75.5
79.4
5
8
5
3
3
3.1
7.2
6.4
3.8
2.6
43
37
20
20
21
22.4
24.9
21.9
21.4
18.4
3,776
7,557
3,408
2,040
1,706
1.9
4.8
3.6
2.2
1.4
135
132
75
76
113
0.71
0.85
0.80
0.82
0.97
North Yorkshire
Craven
Hambleton
Harrogate
Richmondshire
Ryedale
Scarborough
Selby
346
31
51
94
32
30
61
48
268
25
42
76
22
24
44
37
79.6
81.7
82.8
83.6
77.8
82.1
72.2
76.4
7
1
1
2
1
2
1
2.6
2.0
1.6
2.0
4.7
1.6
3.9
3.1
61
5
8
13
5
5
15
10
18.2
16.6
15.8
14.7
18.2
16.5
24.7
21.0
4,655
263
517
902
358
333
1,590
692
1.3
0.8
1.0
1.0
1.1
1.1
2.6
1.5
307
32
51
85
29
29
48
34
0.89
1.03
1.00
0.91
0.92
0.99
0.79
0.71
Barnsley
Doncaster
Rotherham
Sheffield
136
175
154
325
96
122
113
219
72.3
71.1
75.0
68.6
5
6
5
16
5.0
4.9
3.8
6.8
32
43
33
84
23.8
25.1
22.0
26.4
2,697
4,596
3,637
9,168
2.0
2.6
2.4
2.8
85
120
105
272
0.63
0.69
0.68
0.85
Bradford
Calderdale
Kirklees
Leeds
Wakefield
293
119
242
457
199
198
87
179
339
150
69.4
73.9
74.9
75.0
77.1
11
4
9
16
5
5.1
4.6
4.4
4.5
3.1
76
27
51
97
40
26.8
22.6
21.5
21.4
20.3
8,683
2,572
4,807
11,298
3,913
3.0
2.2
2.0
2.5
2.0
222
89
174
434
144
0.77
0.76
0.72
0.96
0.73
2,642
1,946
75.4
90
4.3
548
21.2
53,290
2.0
2,044
0.78
Derby UA
Leicester UA
Nottingham UA
Rutland UA
144
183
183
22
96
114
108
17
70.9
65.1
63.2
78.9
8
10
11
-
7.1
8.0
9.1
2.0
32
51
52
4
23.7
29.1
30.3
19.6
4,190
8,597
6,540
97
2.9
4.7
3.6
0.4
124
175
197
17
0.87
0.97
1.09
0.82
Derbyshire
Amber Valley
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire Dales
Erewash
High Peak
North East Derbyshire
South Derbyshire
455
72
44
61
41
68
56
59
54
348
56
29
44
31
55
44
44
44
76.7
78.0
67.8
71.7
77.7
81.8
77.9
75.1
80.9
13
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
1
3.4
3.3
5.3
4.2
1.8
3.3
4.7
3.7
1.4
94
14
12
15
8
10
10
13
10
20.6
19.6
28.3
25.1
20.7
15.4
18.3
21.9
18.0
8,374
1,172
1,077
1,820
436
1,267
828
1,184
590
1.8
1.6
2.4
3.0
1.1
1.9
1.5
2.0
1.1
317
54
23
56
38
44
37
32
32
0.70
0.75
0.53
0.93
0.92
0.65
0.66
0.55
0.60
Leicestershire
Blaby
Charnwood
Harborough
Hinckley and Bosworth
Melton
North West Leicestershire
Oadby and Wigston
387
56
101
49
63
30
54
34
307
46
76
40
51
25
43
26
80.3
82.4
76.5
83.7
82.2
83.9
80.2
76.7
9
1
3
1
2
1
2
1
2.8
1.2
4.0
1.4
2.8
3.2
3.5
3.0
66
9
20
7
10
4
9
7
17.3
16.6
20.1
15.1
15.7
13.1
16.8
20.9
4,951
656
1,567
381
835
286
676
551
1.3
1.2
1.5
0.8
1.3
1.0
1.2
1.6
281
42
68
37
46
22
49
18
0.73
0.74
0.69
0.76
0.73
0.74
0.90
0.55
Lincolnshire
Boston
East Lindsey
Lincoln
North Kesteven
South Holland
South Kesteven
West Lindsey
398
34
77
56
59
46
77
50
291
25
52
37
45
36
61
35
75.3
76.2
70.9
70.3
79.4
77.7
78.8
74.3
13
1
3
2
2
1
2
2
3.9
4.2
4.8
6.0
3.3
3.5
2.4
4.0
83
7
19
13
10
9
15
11
21.5
20.5
25.6
25.0
17.8
19.3
19.2
22.4
6,151
417
1,425
1,386
585
567
836
935
1.5
1.2
1.9
2.5
1.0
1.2
1.1
1.9
305
28
54
56
39
38
59
31
0.78
0.84
0.71
1.03
0.67
0.84
0.77
0.63
Northamptonshire
Corby
Daventry
East Northamptonshire
Kettering
Northampton
South Northamptonshire
Wellingborough
404
33
47
49
53
125
52
45
319
26
36
40
40
96
45
36
80.2
80.2
78.4
81.7
78.3
78.3
85.9
80.8
10
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
3.0
3.6
3.3
2.8
2.6
3.1
1.9
3.7
69
5
9
8
10
23
7
7
17.3
16.7
18.8
16.1
19.5
19.1
12.5
16.0
6,797
976
581
664
857
2,573
372
775
1.7
3.0
1.2
1.3
1.6
2.1
0.7
1.7
335
30
35
28
40
130
34
37
0.83
0.92
0.76
0.57
0.77
1.04
0.66
0.83
Nottinghamshire
Ashfield
Bassetlaw
Broxtowe
Gedling
Mansfield
Newark and Sherwood
Rushcliffe
467
70
68
68
68
60
66
66
345
53
49
48
51
42
50
52
75.4
75.6
76.3
71.7
76.5
71.3
78.2
78.1
16
3
3
2
3
2
1
3
4.2
4.6
4.9
3.9
4.8
4.0
2.5
4.8
97
14
13
17
13
15
13
12
21.2
20.7
19.6
25.3
19.5
25.6
19.8
17.9
7,593
1,391
1,269
1,015
1,043
1,310
944
622
1.6
2.0
1.9
1.5
1.5
2.2
1.4
0.9
292
45
47
36
35
41
46
42
0.63
0.65
0.70
0.53
0.51
0.68
0.71
0.64
EAST MIDLANDS
Relationship between columns: 9=8/1; 11=10/1.
* Sample size zero or disclosive (less than three).
- Less than 500.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
Official mid-2004 estimate of the resident population.
Labour demand is jobs plus vacancies. Suitable comprehensive estimates of job vacancies are not available at local level.
Annual Population Survey (APS) data relate to the period January 2004 to December 2004. The APS is a survey of the population of private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
The APS data in this table are consistent with population estimates released in February 2003, not the latest revised population estimates.
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Average for January 2004 to December 2004.
Jobs data are for 2003, and are mainly employees from the Annual Business Inquiry which refers to December of each year; they also include self-employed, HM Forces and government-supported
trainees. Jobs densities are calculated as the number of jobs per resident of working age (16-59/64).
Unemployment rates calculated as percentage of 16+ economically active population.
Percentage of resident working age population of area. NB these are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables A.3, A.11 and F.1.
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A.12
LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Local labour market indicators by Unitary and Local Authority
Not seasonally adjusted
Populationa
Labour supply
Employmentc
16-59/64
(000's)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Unemployment c
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Total
16+
(000's)
Labour demandb
Working age benefit
Economic inactivity c
Ratef
(%)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Claimant countd
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Level
Jobs e
Proportiong
(%)
Total
(000's)
Jobs Density
16-59/64
(ratio)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
3,254
2,349
73.5
131
5.1
718
22.5
89,252
2.7
2,637
0.81
Herefordshire, County of UA
Stoke-on-Trent UA
Telford and Wrekin UA
104
147
101
84
103
77
80.9
70.0
75.6
3
5
3
2.9
4.8
3.9
17
39
22
16.5
26.5
21.4
1,565
3,847
1,800
1.5
2.6
1.8
88
120
84
0.85
0.81
0.83
Shropshire
Bridgnorth
North Shropshire
Oswestry
Shrewsbury and Atcham
South Shropshire
171
33
35
23
57
23
131
23
26
18
45
19
78.8
75.9
78.8
80.2
79.9
78.7
4
1
1
1
2
1
3.0
3.2
2.0
3.7
3.1
3.2
31
6
6
4
10
4
18.7
21.4
19.5
16.6
17.6
18.7
2,103
324
400
369
765
245
1.2
1.0
1.1
1.6
1.3
1.0
136
22
24
17
55
18
0.80
0.67
0.69
0.75
0.96
0.79
Staffordshire
Cannock Chase
East Staffordshire
Lichfield
Newcastle-under-Lyme
South Staffordshire
Stafford
Staffordshire Moorlands
Tamworth
500
58
64
58
76
64
76
57
47
387
46
48
46
53
51
59
46
38
77.9
76.9
75.0
80.2
74.1
79.4
79.8
80.5
77.9
14
3
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
3.4
6.4
2.8
3.4
3.3
2.5
3.2
2.2
3.9
95
11
14
10
17
12
13
10
9
19.2
17.7
22.7
16.9
23.3
18.4
17.5
17.6
18.9
7,748
1,100
993
831
1,093
997
1,188
687
860
1.5
1.9
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.6
1.2
1.8
366
40
64
46
50
35
63
34
34
0.73
0.68
1.00
0.80
0.66
0.55
0.84
0.59
0.72
Warwickshire
North Warwickshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth
Rugby
Stratford-on-Avon
Warwick
326
39
74
55
70
88
245
31
55
44
56
60
77.5
77.1
74.8
81.7
80.7
74.5
7
1
3
1
1
2
2.7
2.7
4.5
1.6
2.2
2.4
64
8
16
9
12
19
20.2
20.7
21.6
16.9
17.3
23.5
4,690
523
1,481
882
714
1,091
1.4
1.4
2.0
1.6
1.0
1.2
257
31
41
47
60
78
0.80
0.80
0.55
0.85
0.87
0.92
Birmingham
Coventry
Dudley
Sandwell
Solihull
Walsall
Wolverhampton
608
190
184
172
119
149
145
392
132
140
111
92
105
93
66.2
71.2
76.2
66.1
77.3
70.7
66.9
37
8
9
12
5
7
7
8.5
5.5
5.9
9.4
4.5
5.9
6.8
163
46
35
46
23
37
39
27.5
24.5
18.9
27.0
18.9
24.8
28.0
30,426
5,902
5,314
7,210
2,260
5,029
6,114
5.0
3.1
2.9
4.2
1.9
3.4
4.2
540
159
139
135
118
112
115
0.89
0.83
0.75
0.79
0.98
0.75
0.80
Worcestershire
Bromsgrove
Malvern Hills
Redditch
Worcester
Wychavon
Wyre Forest
337
55
43
51
59
70
60
257
42
32
40
46
54
44
77.9
80.1
78.1
79.0
78.0
78.9
73.8
9
2
1
2
2
1
2
3.3
4.1
3.5
4.0
3.2
1.0
4.7
64
9
8
9
11
14
13
19.3
16.3
19.0
17.6
19.3
20.3
22.4
5,244
872
413
1,050
1,073
816
1,020
1.6
1.6
1.0
2.1
1.8
1.2
1.7
270
36
34
45
61
53
40
0.80
0.67
0.81
0.89
1.04
0.77
0.66
WEST MIDLANDS
3,346
2,602
78.6
104
3.7
607
18.3
56,273
1.7
2,751
0.83
Luton UA
Peterborough UA
Southend-on-Sea UA
Thurrock UA
EAST
116
99
94
92
82
75
75
73
71.5
77.4
76.8
78.5
6
4
4
2
6.4
4.4
5.2
3.2
27
18
18
18
23.6
18.9
18.8
18.9
3,356
2,313
2,510
1,949
2.9
2.3
2.7
2.1
90
100
98
65
0.77
1.01
1.04
0.70
Bedfordshire
Bedford
Mid Bedfordshire
South Bedfordshire
245
94
80
71
199
74
66
58
81.3
79.9
83.2
81.0
7
3
2
2
3.3
3.8
2.5
3.6
39
16
12
11
15.9
17.1
14.5
15.9
3,981
2,100
843
1,038
1.6
2.2
1.0
1.5
179
80
50
49
0.74
0.86
0.63
0.69
Cambridgeshire
Cambridge
East Cambridgeshire
Fenland
Huntingdonshire
South Cambridgeshire
369
86
47
50
101
84
288
56
39
39
83
70
80.7
75.1
82.0
78.7
82.0
84.7
12
3
1
2
3
2
3.7
5.2
2.5
4.6
3.6
2.9
57
15
7
9
15
11
16.1
20.7
15.8
17.4
14.9
12.7
4,366
1,160
532
917
1,069
689
1.2
1.4
1.1
1.8
1.1
0.8
309
98
30
35
74
71
0.85
1.19
0.63
0.71
0.74
0.85
Essex
Basildon
Braintree
Brentwood
Castle Point
Chelmsford
Colchester
Epping Forest
Harlow
Maldon
Rochford
Tendring
Uttlesford
804
102
84
42
51
100
102
74
48
37
47
75
43
624
76
66
33
42
79
77
57
37
29
36
58
34
78.1
74.8
77.6
79.4
80.7
80.7
78.8
76.5
78.9
80.5
77.7
76.4
78.9
25
4
2
1
1
3
3
3
2
1
2
2
1
3.7
5.1
3.1
2.2
2.4
3.9
4.2
4.1
3.9
2.7
5.0
3.5
2.7
150
21
17
8
9
16
17
15
8
6
8
16
8
18.7
21.1
19.8
18.7
17.2
16.1
17.6
20.1
17.8
17.2
18.0
20.8
18.9
11,814
1,920
1,200
396
715
1,247
1,326
1,092
1,035
439
515
1,594
334
1.5
1.9
1.4
0.9
1.4
1.2
1.3
1.5
2.2
1.2
1.1
2.1
0.8
614
81
61
38
23
90
87
50
44
22
27
48
41
0.77
0.80
0.73
0.92
0.45
0.91
0.87
0.68
0.92
0.61
0.59
0.64
0.96
Hertfordshire
Broxbourne
Dacorum
East Hertfordshire
Hertsmere
North Hertfordshire
St. Albans
Stevenage
Three Rivers
Watford
Welwyn Hatfield
643
53
85
82
57
73
82
49
51
51
60
515
42
73
68
44
61
65
41
39
40
42
80.4
77.6
85.4
82.2
76.6
83.2
81.4
83.0
77.8
78.4
73.9
18
2
3
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
3.2
4.2
3.5
2.5
2.2
3.7
2.0
2.9
3.4
2.7
5.7
108
10
10
13
12
10
14
7
10
10
12
16.8
18.8
11.4
15.6
21.6
13.4
17.1
14.4
19.3
19.4
21.5
8,690
904
1,363
650
876
986
707
874
562
918
851
1.4
1.7
1.6
0.8
1.5
1.3
0.9
1.8
1.1
1.8
1.4
578
42
75
69
54
59
68
49
38
57
65
0.90
0.79
0.88
0.84
0.95
0.82
0.83
1.00
0.75
1.12
1.09
Relationship between columns: 9=8/1; 11=10/1.
* Sample size zero or disclosive (less than three).
- Less than 500.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
Official mid-2004 estimate of the resident population.
Labour demand is jobs plus vacancies. Suitable comprehensive estimates of job vacancies are not available at local level.
Annual Population Survey (APS) data relate to the period January 2004 to December 2004. The APS is a survey of the population of private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
The APS data in this table are consistent with population estimates released in February 2003, not the latest revised population estimates.
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Average for January 2004 to December 2004.
Jobs data are for 2003, and are mainly employees from the Annual Business Inquiry which refers to December of each year; they also include self-employed, HM Forces and government-supported
trainees. Jobs densities are calculated as the number of jobs per resident of working age (16-59/64).
Unemployment rates calculated as percentage of 16+ economically active population.
Percentage of resident working age population of area. NB these are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables A.3, A.11 and F.1.
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Tables
A.12
LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Local labour market indicators by Unitary and Local Authority
Not seasonally adjusted
Populationa
Labour supply
Employmentc
16-59/64
(000's)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Total
16+
(000's)
Labour demandb
Working age benefit
Unemployment c
Economic inactivity c
Ratef
(%)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Claimant countd
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Level
Jobs e
Proportiong
(%)
Total
(000's)
Jobs Density
16-59/64
(ratio)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Norfolk
Breckland
Broadland
Great Yarmouth
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
North Norfolk
Norwich
South Norfolk
481
74
71
54
79
54
82
67
360
58
55
37
60
41
55
53
76.2
80.1
76.6
70.7
77.5
75.8
72.0
79.2
18
4
3
2
3
2
4
1
4.7
5.8
4.1
5.9
4.9
3.6
6.0
2.2
95
11
14
13
14
12
18
13
20.1
15.2
20.0
24.6
18.6
21.3
23.3
19.0
9,786
948
742
2,571
1,425
890
2,512
698
2.0
1.3
1.0
4.8
1.8
1.6
3.1
1.0
386
49
49
42
60
42
97
47
0.81
0.67
0.69
0.78
0.76
0.77
1.20
0.71
Suffolk
Babergh
Forest Heath
Ipswich
Mid Suffolk
St. Edmundsbury
Suffolk Coastal
Waveney
404
49
38
71
53
61
67
64
311
39
26
56
42
47
53
47
78.6
77.3
80.4
79.8
80.5
80.0
77.9
74.9
7
1
1
2
1
*
2
1
2.2
2.7
2.1
3.3
1.7
*
2.7
2.2
78
10
6
12
9
12
14
15
19.6
20.7
17.8
17.3
18.1
19.6
19.8
23.3
7,508
616
344
2,294
586
715
841
2,113
1.9
1.2
0.9
3.2
1.1
1.2
1.3
3.3
333
38
30
73
40
57
51
43
0.83
0.77
0.80
1.03
0.77
0.93
0.78
0.67
LONDON
4,953
3,302
69.1
262
7.1
1,216
25.5
164,185
3.3
4,532
0.92
Inner London
Camden
City of London
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Lambeth
Lewisham
Newham
Southwark
Tower Hamlets
Wandsworth
Westminster
157
7
138
128
155
129
131
190
167
163
175
144
202
170
93
3
78
86
86
78
75
118
116
87
104
73
141
88
65.7
100.0
56.2
69.4
58.1
63.6
63.7
66.7
69.8
55.7
64.5
53.7
75.7
64.5
8
*
11
9
11
8
5
15
12
9
14
11
8
7
7.3
*
11.9
9.4
11.3
8.9
5.9
11.4
9.4
9.1
11.4
12.6
5.0
7.2
41
*
50
29
51
37
38
43
38
60
44
52
38
41
29.1
*
36.1
23.3
34.2
30.0
32.1
24.6
22.7
38.6
27.0
38.5
20.2
30.4
5,697
97
7,865
4,255
7,816
6,342
2,723
9,925
7,800
7,316
9,289
8,115
5,313
4,021
3.6
1.4
5.7
3.3
5.0
4.9
2.1
5.2
4.7
4.5
5.3
5.6
2.6
2.4
278
344
97
122
75
177
134
139
80
77
177
164
127
597
1.84
55.74
0.70
0.97
0.48
1.38
1.08
0.73
0.48
0.47
1.02
1.16
0.63
3.65
Outer London
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Kingston upon Thames
Merton
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Sutton
Waltham Forest
101
210
134
180
182
219
205
178
148
135
135
159
142
102
129
157
122
111
146
63
153
105
113
145
164
147
123
94
98
104
122
97
76
97
116
85
87
88
64.4
71.4
77.9
65.6
79.3
75.9
71.6
70.1
68.2
71.3
77.1
76.7
69.5
75.4
75.8
75.1
71.2
75.8
63.5
7
11
4
10
7
10
9
6
8
9
3
5
10
3
8
5
5
5
8
9.2
6.6
3.3
8.0
4.7
5.6
5.8
4.7
7.7
8.4
2.6
4.1
8.8
4.2
7.0
4.1
5.0
5.2
8.3
29
50
26
50
30
42
49
47
36
30
28
32
33
22
24
33
30
23
42
29.0
23.6
19.4
28.8
16.7
19.6
24.1
26.6
25.8
21.9
20.7
20.0
23.5
21.3
18.4
21.6
24.9
19.8
30.6
3,502
5,307
2,759
8,133
3,778
5,883
5,868
6,070
5,886
3,082
2,342
3,541
3,197
1,630
2,857
3,974
1,782
1,920
6,101
3.5
2.5
2.1
4.5
2.1
2.7
2.9
3.4
4.0
2.3
1.7
2.2
2.2
1.6
2.2
2.5
1.5
1.7
4.2
55
138
77
119
125
151
136
110
75
83
92
182
134
79
77
84
83
72
70
0.54
0.66
0.57
0.66
0.69
0.70
0.66
0.62
0.52
0.62
0.69
1.16
0.94
0.78
0.60
0.54
0.70
0.64
0.48
4,976
3,888
78.9
157
3.7
887
18.0
71,664
1.4
4,322
0.87
Bracknell Forest UA
Brighton and Hove UA
Isle of Wight UA
Medway UA
Milton Keynes UA
Portsmouth UA
Reading UA
Slough UA
Southampton UA
West Berkshire UA
Windsor and Maidenhead UA
Wokingham UA
SOUTH EAST
72
167
79
158
142
123
97
77
148
91
85
98
60
125
56
117
112
87
73
58
106
76
67
79
82.6
76.1
76.3
74.5
80.1
72.3
76.9
74.6
75.1
81.6
79.2
80.8
2
8
2
8
5
6
4
3
5
2
3
2
3.0
6.1
3.0
6.1
4.3
6.5
5.2
5.2
4.7
2.7
3.7
2.5
11
31
16
32
23
27
18
16
30
15
15
17
14.8
18.7
21.4
20.5
16.2
22.6
18.8
21.2
21.2
16.1
17.7
17.1
813
5,083
1,789
3,688
2,590
2,276
1,969
2,234
2,975
787
1,193
802
1.1
3.0
2.3
2.3
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.9
2.0
0.9
1.4
0.8
73
133
60
101
145
122
111
81
125
91
86
74
1.02
0.80
0.77
0.64
1.02
1.00
1.14
1.05
0.85
1.00
1.02
0.76
Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury Vale
Chiltern
South Bucks
Wycombe
293
105
52
37
99
240
86
42
30
81
80.8
82.0
79.3
82.0
79.9
9
3
2
1
3
3.4
3.5
3.5
2.8
3.3
48
16
9
6
17
16.2
14.8
17.7
15.5
17.2
3,722
1,040
565
390
1,727
1.3
1.0
1.1
1.0
1.7
256
78
43
34
100
0.87
0.74
0.82
0.93
1.01
East Sussex
Eastbourne
Hastings
Lewes
Rother
Wealden
276
51
50
52
44
79
217
39
36
41
36
65
77.7
75.2
72.0
79.1
80.5
80.2
9
2
2
1
2
2
3.9
5.3
6.0
3.3
3.7
2.3
53
11
12
9
7
14
19.0
20.3
23.4
18.0
16.1
17.8
5,143
1,223
1,752
774
694
700
1.9
2.4
3.5
1.5
1.6
0.9
205
44
35
39
32
55
0.74
0.87
0.69
0.76
0.73
0.69
Relationship between columns: 9=8/1; 11=10/1.
* Sample size zero or disclosive (less than three).
- Less than 500.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
Official mid-2004 estimate of the resident population.
Labour demand is jobs plus vacancies. Suitable comprehensive estimates of job vacancies are not available at local level.
Annual Population Survey (APS) data relate to the period January 2004 to December 2004. The APS is a survey of the population of private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
The APS data in this table are consistent with population estimates released in February 2003, not the latest revised population estimates.
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Average for January 2004 to December 2004.
Jobs data are for 2003, and are mainly employees from the Annual Business Inquiry which refers to December of each year; they also include self-employed, HM Forces and government-supported
trainees. Jobs densities are calculated as the number of jobs per resident of working age (16-59/64).
Unemployment rates calculated as percentage of 16+ economically active population.
Percentage of resident working age population of area. NB these are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables A.3, A.11 and F.1.
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A.12
LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Local labour market indicators by Unitary and Local Authority
Not seasonally adjusted
Populationa
Labour supply
Employmentc
16-59/64
(000's)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Unemployment c
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Total
16+
(000's)
Labour demandb
Working age benefit
Economic inactivity c
Ratef
(%)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Claimant countd
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Level
Jobs e
Proportiong
(%)
Total
(000's)
Jobs Density
16-59/64
(ratio)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Hampshire
Basingstoke and Deane
East Hampshire
Eastleigh
Fareham
Gosport
Hart
Havant
New Forest
Rushmoor
Test Valley
Winchester
764
99
67
72
65
47
55
67
96
58
68
68
624
80
56
64
54
37
44
52
80
47
57
53
81.8
82.9
81.7
85.0
83.8
79.1
81.0
77.9
81.4
83.4
81.0
81.7
19
2
2
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
1
2
2.8
1.8
3.4
3.1
2.6
3.9
1.7
3.1
2.5
4.1
1.8
3.4
120
15
10
9
9
8
10
13
16
7
12
10
15.8
15.5
15.3
12.2
13.9
17.7
17.7
19.4
16.6
13.1
17.4
15.3
7,405
917
607
633
552
497
389
1,218
827
725
524
518
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.8
1.1
0.7
1.8
0.9
1.2
0.8
0.8
631
88
52
61
52
26
47
45
71
58
58
75
0.82
0.89
0.77
0.85
0.80
0.54
0.85
0.66
0.74
0.97
0.85
1.11
Kent
Ashford
Canterbury
Dartford
Dover
Gravesham
Maidstone
Sevenoaks
Shepway
Swale
Thanet
Tonbridge and Malling
Tunbridge Wells
814
65
86
54
62
58
88
65
57
77
72
67
63
616
51
60
42
45
45
69
49
42
59
52
51
49
77.3
80.4
73.7
76.8
73.8
79.0
81.2
76.7
74.1
78.8
74.6
78.1
79.6
25
1
2
2
3
1
2
1
2
3
2
2
3
3.8
1.6
3.7
4.4
5.9
3.1
3.1
2.0
4.0
4.7
4.0
4.0
4.8
156
11
19
11
13
10
14
14
13
13
16
12
10
19.6
18.2
23.3
19.6
21.4
18.3
16.1
21.7
22.6
17.1
22.4
18.5
16.3
14,253
806
1,264
981
1,352
1,397
1,127
654
1,393
1,507
2,375
714
685
1.8
1.2
1.5
1.8
2.2
2.4
1.3
1.0
2.4
2.0
3.3
1.1
1.1
647
56
66
56
48
32
82
50
41
49
49
59
59
0.80
0.88
0.79
1.05
0.79
0.56
0.93
0.77
0.72
0.64
0.69
0.89
0.93
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Oxford
South Oxfordshire
Vale of White Horse
West Oxfordshire
395
84
103
78
71
58
303
71
63
62
57
50
79.3
84.1
70.0
79.6
81.2
83.7
11
2
3
2
1
2
3.3
3.2
4.9
3.4
2.3
2.8
68
11
24
14
12
8
17.9
13.0
26.3
17.4
16.8
13.7
3,924
812
1,573
655
509
375
1.0
1.0
1.5
0.8
0.7
0.6
362
75
106
65
70
46
0.92
0.89
1.05
0.83
0.99
0.79
Surrey
Elmbridge
Epsom and Ewell
Guildford
Mole Valley
Reigate and Banstead
Runnymede
Spelthorne
Surrey Heath
Tandridge
Waverley
Woking
657
78
42
84
47
78
51
54
50
47
69
56
520
62
34
64
36
59
39
43
42
39
55
47
79.9
77.5
82.9
79.8
78.1
76.7
81.0
80.0
82.0
81.0
80.9
81.6
19
3
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
3.4
3.9
2.8
2.6
4.7
2.9
4.4
4.0
4.3
3.6
2.3
2.4
113
15
6
14
9
16
7
9
7
8
12
9
17.3
19.3
14.6
18.0
18.5
20.9
15.3
16.7
14.3
15.9
17.1
16.3
6,011
732
382
861
319
643
453
686
420
383
549
583
0.9
0.9
0.9
1.0
0.7
0.8
0.9
1.3
0.8
0.8
0.8
1.0
609
62
31
88
50
72
50
46
52
42
60
56
0.93
0.80
0.75
1.04
1.05
0.93
1.00
0.85
1.02
0.88
0.86
0.99
West Sussex
Adur
Arun
Chichester
Crawley
Horsham
Mid Sussex
Worthing
441
34
78
61
62
74
77
55
352
27
60
46
47
62
62
47
79.4
80.7
76.3
77.8
75.5
81.9
80.2
84.7
13
1
3
1
3
3
2
1
3.5
3.5
4.7
1.1
5.4
4.6
2.6
2.2
78
5
15
13
13
10
14
8
17.6
16.2
19.7
21.3
20.1
13.9
17.6
13.8
5,007
455
930
733
886
700
625
678
1.1
1.4
1.2
1.2
1.4
0.9
0.8
1.2
412
22
54
73
89
59
63
53
0.94
0.65
0.70
1.21
1.43
0.80
0.81
0.96
3,016
2,299
77.9
85
3.4
572
19.4
42,542
1.4
2,602
0.87
Bath and North East Somerset UA
Bournemouth UA
Bristol, City of UA
North Somerset UA
Plymouth UA
Poole UA
South Gloucestershire UA
Swindon UA
Torbay UA
SOUTH WEST
107
100
260
113
154
80
153
116
75
81
73
183
87
110
65
128
92
53
77.3
75.2
75.0
77.9
74.0
78.5
83.7
79.9
72.3
3
3
10
3
4
2
3
4
2
3.6
3.8
4.9
3.0
3.7
2.3
2.3
4.5
3.7
21
21
52
22
34
16
22
19
18
19.8
21.9
21.2
19.6
23.1
19.5
14.4
16.4
24.7
1,036
1,560
5,531
1,163
3,383
739
1,351
2,115
1,738
1.0
1.6
2.1
1.0
2.2
0.9
0.9
1.8
2.3
98
89
261
82
124
76
141
118
57
0.93
0.89
1.02
0.73
0.82
0.94
0.92
1.03
0.77
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Caradon
Carrick
Kerrier
North Cornwall
Penwith
Restormel
303
49
52
56
48
37
59
221
37
38
41
37
25
42
74.6
78.8
74.4
74.0
76.7
70.4
72.6
11
1
2
3
1
2
2
4.5
2.6
4.6
5.7
3.4
5.4
5.3
65
9
11
12
10
9
14
21.9
19.0
22.0
21.6
20.4
25.5
23.4
5,593
696
963
1,082
828
858
1,157
1.8
1.4
1.8
1.9
1.7
2.3
2.0
241
33
54
37
42
28
45
0.80
0.69
1.03
0.65
0.89
0.76
0.77
Isles of Scilly
Devon
East Devon
Exeter
Mid Devon
North Devon
South Hams
Teignbridge
Torridge
West Devon
1
*
*
*
*
*
*
9
0.6
1
0.91
422
69
76
43
52
48
70
36
29
317
54
50
33
40
36
55
27
22
77.6
78.7
73.2
81.0
79.0
76.5
79.3
75.8
77.7
11
1
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
3.2
2.3
4.9
2.5
2.6
2.9
3.3
4.2
2.8
81
13
16
7
9
10
12
7
6
19.7
19.6
22.8
16.8
18.7
21.1
17.8
20.8
19.9
5,449
634
1,088
421
942
501
820
765
278
1.3
0.9
1.4
1.0
1.8
1.0
1.2
2.1
1.0
351
50
85
32
44
44
52
24
21
0.85
0.73
1.15
0.77
0.86
0.92
0.74
0.68
0.73
Relationship between columns: 9=8/1; 11=10/1.
* Sample size zero or disclosive (less than three).
- Less than 500.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
Official mid-2004 estimate of the resident population.
Labour demand is jobs plus vacancies. Suitable comprehensive estimates of job vacancies are not available at local level.
Annual Population Survey (APS) data relate to the period January 2004 to December 2004. The APS is a survey of the population of private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
The APS data in this table are consistent with population estimates released in February 2003, not the latest revised population estimates.
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Average for January 2004 to December 2004.
Jobs data are for 2003, and are mainly employees from the Annual Business Inquiry which refers to December of each year; they also include self-employed, HM Forces and government-supported
trainees. Jobs densities are calculated as the number of jobs per resident of working age (16-59/64).
Unemployment rates calculated as percentage of 16+ economically active population.
Percentage of resident working age population of area. NB these are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables A.3, A.11 and F.1.
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LABOUR MARKET SUMMARY
Local labour market indicators by Unitary and Local Authority
Not seasonally adjusted
Populationa
Labour supply
Employmentc
16-59/64
(000's)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Total
16+
(000's)
Labour demandb
Working age benefit
Unemployment c
Economic inactivity c
Ratef
(%)
Total
16-59/64
(000's)
Claimant countd
16-59/64
Rate
(%)
Level
Jobs e
Proportiong
(%)
Total
(000's)
Jobs Density
16-59/64
(ratio)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Dorset
Christchurch
East Dorset
North Dorset
Purbeck
West Dorset
Weymouth and Portland
221
23
46
37
26
51
38
179
19
38
29
21
42
29
80.2
80.0
79.3
82.4
79.2
81.3
78.3
5
1
1
1
1
2
2.3
2.5
1.3
0.7
2.8
2.4
4.7
40
4
10
6
5
9
7
17.9
18.0
19.8
17.1
18.4
16.5
17.7
1,960
231
342
259
160
388
581
0.9
1.0
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.8
1.5
179
25
34
31
23
46
21
0.81
1.08
0.74
0.83
0.88
0.90
0.55
Gloucestershire
Cheltenham
Cotswold
Forest of Dean
Gloucester
Stroud
Tewkesbury
346
69
49
48
68
65
47
268
53
39
36
52
51
36
78.6
78.4
81.2
75.5
78.2
79.0
79.7
12
3
2
2
2
3
1
4.0
5.3
3.8
4.2
3.4
4.4
2.1
62
12
8
10
13
11
9
18.1
17.1
15.6
21.0
19.1
17.3
18.7
5,255
1,246
397
716
1,510
848
538
1.5
1.8
0.8
1.5
2.2
1.3
1.2
310
72
44
31
71
52
40
0.90
1.05
0.92
0.64
1.06
0.81
0.87
Somerset
Mendip
Sedgemoor
South Somerset
Taunton Deane
West Somerset
299
64
64
90
62
19
231
49
50
71
49
13
79.6
79.3
78.7
80.5
81.0
73.8
7
1
1
3
1
-
2.7
1.9
2.5
3.3
2.4
3.2
53
12
12
15
10
4
18.2
19.1
19.2
16.5
16.9
23.8
3,557
798
933
832
700
295
1.2
1.3
1.5
0.9
1.1
1.5
244
46
47
79
59
12
0.83
0.74
0.75
0.89
0.95
0.65
Wiltshire
Kennet
North Wiltshire
Salisbury
West Wiltshire
268
47
79
69
73
210
35
63
55
57
80.2
80.8
80.3
81.7
78.4
6
1
2
1
1
2.4
2.6
3.6
2.5
0.9
46
7
13
11
15
17.7
17.0
16.6
16.1
20.9
2,114
415
643
398
658
0.8
0.9
0.8
0.6
0.9
231
39
60
68
64
0.87
0.84
0.77
0.98
0.87
1,778
1,243
71.2
65
4.8
439
25.1
40,735
2.3
1,306
0.74
41
79
104
205
104
48
62
55
93
69
240
33
51
81
83
67
75
141
137
54
73
81
27
58
67
138
69
33
45
42
74
50
28
21
39
51
56
47
57
96
96
39
53
59
64.2
74.6
64.3
71.8
67.6
68.6
73.8
75.7
79.1
72.9
71.3
62.5
76.4
64.4
69.2
70.3
76.5
69.3
71.9
71.3
73.7
74.0
2
2
5
8
4
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
4
3
3
2
5
6
2
3
2
7.2
3.7
7.0
5.6
4.8
4.9
3.0
3.7
2.4
3.9
5.2
6.7
2.5
6.6
5.0
4.9
2.6
5.3
6.1
5.0
5.7
2.6
13
17
32
46
29
13
15
12
18
16
10
11
11
25
22
17
16
37
31
14
16
19
30.7
22.5
30.8
23.9
28.8
27.7
23.8
21.4
18.9
24.0
24.6
32.9
21.6
30.9
27.0
25.9
21.3
26.8
23.3
24.9
21.7
24.1
1,540
1,711
2,828
4,777
2,007
704
1,270
1,056
1,543
1,781
1,327
1,076
766
2,089
2,258
1,953
1,203
3,319
3,458
1,167
1,589
1,313
3.7
2.2
2.7
2.3
1.9
1.4
2.0
1.9
1.7
2.6
3.3
3.2
1.5
2.6
2.7
2.9
1.6
2.4
2.5
2.2
2.2
1.6
22
54
51
196
66
36
45
41
68
59
25
21
45
48
78
48
67
81
115
40
46
57
0.53
0.69
0.49
0.97
0.64
0.75
0.72
0.76
0.74
0.85
0.62
0.62
0.88
0.59
0.93
0.72
0.89
0.58
0.85
0.74
0.64
0.71
3,175
2,335
74.7
136
5.4
656
21.0
94,782
3.0
2,593
0.82
134
145
65
54
30
87
88
74
65
54
54
304
15
92
219
378
128
51
49
53
83
204
12
82
107
65
13
67
191
53
57
104
100
113
49
40
21
66
58
51
54
43
45
222
12
69
169
241
102
35
41
39
56
141
10
62
78
50
11
49
143
41
40
84
76.2
79.3
76.1
77.6
72.3
78.8
68.3
71.6
81.3
76.3
79.3
75.5
79.2
76.9
77.9
64.9
82.8
68.7
80.0
77.6
67.7
70.6
85.1
78.2
74.5
79.7
85.8
74.1
75.5
76.5
70.8
79.1
6
6
2
2
1
3
6
4
1
2
2
12
1
3
9
21
4
3
2
2
6
10
2
4
1
4
7
2
3
4
5.9
4.9
4.6
4.2
6.6
3.8
9.0
6.4
2.4
5.1
4.0
5.1
5.1
4.5
4.9
7.8
3.7
7.6
3.5
3.5
9.7
6.3
1.6
3.4
4.4
2.7
1.9
6.8
4.6
5.3
7.3
4.0
25
23
13
10
6
15
21
17
11
11
10
60
2
17
39
110
17
13
9
10
21
49
2
15
23
11
2
13
39
10
13
19
19.0
16.4
20.3
18.9
22.5
18.0
24.6
23.4
16.8
19.5
17.4
20.3
16.3
19.3
18.1
29.6
13.9
25.4
17.0
19.6
25.0
24.5
13.5
18.9
22.0
18.0
12.8
20.3
20.7
19.1
23.6
17.6
2,662
1,956
1,914
1,479
1,050
2,268
3,795
3,156
1,134
938
903
7,056
594
2,836
7,904
16,413
3,366
2,566
969
1,100
3,840
6,729
210
1,581
3,529
1,128
247
2,300
5,016
1,188
2,504
2,455
2.0
1.3
3.0
2.7
3.5
2.6
4.3
4.3
1.8
1.7
1.7
2.3
3.9
3.1
3.6
4.3
2.6
5.1
2.0
2.1
4.6
3.3
1.8
1.9
3.3
1.7
1.8
3.4
2.6
2.2
4.4
2.4
173
100
44
49
15
65
79
46
29
30
21
344
13
63
152
415
115
34
30
46
46
127
11
67
83
51
14
49
120
45
35
80
1.27
0.70
0.69
0.91
0.49
0.76
0.89
0.63
0.45
0.56
0.40
1.15
0.87
0.70
0.70
1.11
0.90
0.66
0.60
0.86
0.56
0.62
0.93
0.83
0.77
0.80
1.04
0.74
0.64
0.84
0.61
0.77
WALES
Blaenau Gwent
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Conwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Gwynedd
Isle of Anglesey
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Swansea
Torfaen
The Vale of Glamorgan
Wrexham
SCOTLAND
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh, City of
Eilean Siar
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow City
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
Relationship between columns: 9=8/1; 11=10/1.
* Sample size zero or disclosive (less than three).
- Less than 500.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
Source: Labour Force Survey, Jobcentre Plus administrative system, Annual Business Inquiry
Labour Market Statistics Helpline 020 7533 6094
Official mid-2004 estimate of the resident population.
Labour demand is jobs plus vacancies. Suitable comprehensive estimates of job vacancies are not available at local level.
Annual Population Survey (APS) data relate to the period January 2004 to December 2004. The APS is a survey of the population of private households, student halls of residence and NHS accommodation.
The APS data in this table are consistent with population estimates released in February 2003, not the latest revised population estimates.
Count of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance. Average for January 2004 to December 2004.
Jobs data are for 2003, and are mainly employees from the Annual Business Inquiry which refers to December of each year; they also include self-employed, HM Forces and government-supported
trainees. Jobs densities are calculated as the number of jobs per resident of working age (16-59/64).
Unemployment rates calculated as percentage of 16+ economically active population.
Percentage of resident working age population of area. NB these are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables A.3, A.11 and F.1.
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B.1
EMPLOYMENT
Full-time, part-time and temporary workers
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
All in employment
Total
workers
Employees
Selfemployed
Total workers
Unpaid Governmentfamily
supported
workers training and
employment
programmes
Full-time
Employees
Part-time
Full-time
Self-employed
Part-time
Full-time
Part-time
Workers
with
second
jobs
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
MGRZ
MGRN
MGRQ
MGRT
MGRW
YCBE
YCBH
YCBK
YCBN
YCBQ
YCBT
YCBW
26,448
26,713
27,052
27,434
27,691
27,866
28,167
28,409
28,656
22,635
23,052
23,485
23,922
24,161
24,325
24,457
24,556
24,800
3,479
3,386
3,311
3,260
3,281
3,340
3,532
3,625
3,638
118
103
101
111
99
96
85
100
102
216
172
156
141
150
106
93
128
116
19,788
20,001
20,249
20,515
20,708
20,802
20,878
21,023
21,341
6,660
6,712
6,803
6,918
6,983
7,064
7,288
7,385
7,315
16,888
17,243
17,561
17,884
18,026
18,143
18,136
18,165
18,436
5,746
5,809
5,923
6,038
6,135
6,182
6,321
6,391
6,365
2,744
2,632
2,581
2,526
2,578
2,586
2,684
2,780
2,823
735
754
730
734
703
753
848
845
815
1,242
1,169
1,262
1,172
1,166
1,130
1,131
1,072
1,074
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
28,465
28,483
28,536
24,660
24,640
24,662
3,585
3,620
3,648
91
94
95
128
128
131
21,106
21,153
21,214
7,358
7,329
7,322
18,258
18,274
18,319
6,403
6,366
6,343
2,771
2,802
2,816
815
818
832
1,066
1,055
1,069
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
28,577
28,617
28,680
24,712
24,764
24,810
3,643
3,631
3,642
97
98
103
126
123
125
21,255
21,303
21,386
7,322
7,314
7,294
18,369
18,423
18,492
6,343
6,341
6,318
2,810
2,801
2,811
833
830
831
1,052
1,062
1,063
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
28,663
28,647
28,656
24,806
24,794
24,800
3,627
3,628
3,638
104
103
102
126
121
116
21,387
21,355
21,341
7,276
7,292
7,315
18,491
18,462
18,436
6,315
6,332
6,365
2,813
2,810
2,823
815
819
815
1,058
1,061
1,074
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
28,675
28,730
28,759
24,841
24,901
24,938
3,618
3,617
3,622
100
99
90
116
113
108
21,351
21,397
21,445
7,325
7,334
7,314
18,466
18,511
18,582
6,375
6,390
6,356
2,802
2,806
2,794
816
811
829
1,079
1,071
1,068
Jul-Sep
All
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
28,798
24,942
3,656
93
107
21,477
7,321
18,586
6,356
2,820
837
1,073
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
123
0.4
101
0.4
38
1.1
-8
-7.5
-9
-7.4
127
0.6
-4
0.0
120
0.6
-19
-0.3
17
0.6
21
2.6
-7
-0.6
Over last 12 months
Per cent
334
1.2
281
1.1
71
2.0
2
2.7
-21
-16.4
371
1.8
-37
-0.5
329
1.8
-47
-0.7
49
1.8
22
2.7
6
0.6
MGSA
MGRO
MGRR
MGRU
MGRX
YCBF
YCBI
YCBL
YCBO
YCBR
YCBU
YCBX
14,405
14,571
14,704
14,908
15,020
15,052
15,259
15,363
15,445
11,684
11,967
12,128
12,432
12,478
12,505
12,595
12,582
12,659
2,551
2,464
2,438
2,354
2,406
2,455
2,579
2,664
2,677
38
29
36
37
37
30
30
41
40
132
111
103
85
99
62
55
76
70
13,120
13,274
13,361
13,537
13,636
13,608
13,668
13,732
13,804
1,285
1,296
1,343
1,371
1,384
1,444
1,591
1,632
1,641
10,740
11,014
11,125
11,402
11,422
11,411
11,407
11,371
11,412
944
953
1,003
1,029
1,056
1,094
1,188
1,212
1,247
2,285
2,184
2,169
2,073
2,143
2,152
2,222
2,310
2,340
266
279
269
281
263
303
357
354
336
543
509
529
489
476
465
461
456
465
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
15,391
15,398
15,428
12,628
12,615
12,620
2,653
2,673
2,691
35
35
38
75
75
79
13,747
13,762
13,793
1,645
1,636
1,635
11,395
11,390
11,398
1,234
1,225
1,222
2,302
2,324
2,344
351
348
348
452
447
458
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
15,443
15,461
15,468
12,646
12,676
12,688
2,685
2,673
2,667
37
40
40
75
73
72
13,798
13,806
13,817
1,645
1,656
1,651
11,412
11,427
11,444
1,234
1,249
1,244
2,337
2,329
2,323
347
344
344
451
456
451
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
15,477
15,468
15,445
12,700
12,685
12,659
2,666
2,672
2,677
41
41
40
70
70
70
13,826
13,817
13,804
1,651
1,651
1,641
11,455
11,436
11,412
1,245
1,249
1,247
2,322
2,330
2,340
344
342
336
454
456
465
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
15,465
15,477
15,487
12,697
12,715
12,733
2,659
2,654
2,651
38
37
37
71
71
67
13,830
13,836
13,848
1,636
1,641
1,640
11,448
11,460
11,495
1,249
1,255
1,238
2,328
2,324
2,307
331
330
344
466
467
464
Jul-Sep
Male
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
15,507
12,735
2,675
34
63
13,858
1,649
11,490
1,245
2,323
352
457
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
42
0.3
38
0.3
16
0.6
-4
-9.4
-8
-11.3
28
0.2
14
0.8
42
0.4
-4
-0.3
-5
-0.2
21
6.3
-9
-1.9
Over last 12 months
Per cent
116
0.8
106
0.8
22
0.8
-1
-2.8
-12
-15.4
111
0.8
4
0.3
95
0.8
11
0.9
21
0.9
1
0.3
5
1.0
MGSB
MGRP
MGRS
MGRV
MGRY
YCBG
YCBJ
YCBM
YCBP
YCBS
YCBV
YCBY
12,043
12,143
12,348
12,526
12,672
12,815
12,908
13,046
13,211
10,951
11,085
11,357
11,491
11,683
11,820
11,862
11,974
12,141
928
922
873
906
875
885
953
961
961
80
74
66
73
62
65
55
59
62
84
62
53
56
51
45
38
52
46
6,668
6,727
6,888
6,979
7,073
7,195
7,210
7,292
7,536
5,375
5,416
5,461
5,547
5,599
5,620
5,698
5,754
5,674
6,148
6,230
6,437
6,482
6,604
6,732
6,729
6,794
7,024
4,803
4,856
4,920
5,009
5,079
5,088
5,133
5,180
5,118
459
448
412
453
435
434
462
470
482
469
474
461
453
440
451
491
491
478
699
660
733
683
690
665
670
616
609
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
13,073
13,085
13,108
12,032
12,025
12,043
933
948
956
55
59
56
53
53
53
7,360
7,392
7,421
5,713
5,694
5,687
6,863
6,885
6,922
5,169
5,140
5,121
469
478
472
464
470
484
614
608
611
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
13,134
13,155
13,212
12,066
12,088
12,122
958
958
975
59
59
62
50
50
53
7,457
7,497
7,569
5,677
5,658
5,643
6,957
6,996
7,048
5,109
5,092
5,074
472
472
488
486
486
487
601
606
612
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
13,186
13,179
13,211
12,106
12,110
12,141
962
956
961
63
62
62
55
51
46
7,561
7,538
7,536
5,626
5,641
5,674
7,036
7,027
7,024
5,070
5,083
5,118
491
479
482
471
477
478
604
605
609
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
13,210
13,253
13,272
12,144
12,185
12,205
959
963
972
63
62
54
44
42
41
7,521
7,561
7,597
5,689
5,692
5,675
7,018
7,051
7,087
5,126
5,135
5,118
474
482
487
485
482
485
613
604
604
Jul-Sep
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
13,291
12,207
981
59
44
7,619
5,672
7,096
5,111
496
485
616
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
81
0.6
63
0.5
23
2.4
-4
-6.3
0
-1.1
99
1.3
-17
-0.3
78
1.1
-15
-0.3
23
4.8
0
0.0
2
0.4
Over last 12 months
Per cent
218
1.7
175
1.5
49
5.2
3
6.2
-9
-17.8
260
3.5
-41
-0.7
234
3.4
-58
-1.1
28
5.9
21
4.5
2
0.3
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1= 2+3+4+5; 1=6+7; 2=8+9; 3=10+11; 13=15+17+18+19; 20=21+23+24+25; 20=9+11; 14=13/2; 16=15/13; 22=21/20.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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EMPLOYMENT
Full-time, part-time and temporary workers
B.1
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
Temporary employees (reasons for temporary working)
Total
13
Total as %
of all
employees
14
Could
not find
permanent
job
% that
could
not find
permanent
job
Did
not want
permanent
job
17
Part-time employees and self-employed (reasons for working part-time)
Had a
contract
with
period of
training
18
Some
other
reason
19
Total
Could
not find
full-time
job
% that
could
not find
full-time
job
Did not
want
full-time
job
Ill or
disabled
Student
or at
school
15
16
20
21
22
23
24
25
YCBZ
YCCC
YCCF
YCCI
YCCL
YCCO
YCCR
YCCU
YCCX
YCDA
YCDD
YCDG
YCDJ
1,760
1,714
1,681
1,696
1,704
1,574
1,510
1,496
1,456
7.8
7.4
7.2
7.1
7.1
6.5
6.2
6.1
5.9
673
619
587
514
464
424
402
383
351
38.2
36.1
34.9
30.3
27.2
27.0
26.6
25.6
24.1
536
529
535
553
515
463
460
441
386
96
95
111
100
93
90
78
87
110
456
471
448
529
633
596
569
585
609
6,481
6,562
6,653
6,772
6,838
6,935
7,169
7,236
7,180
808
768
690
658
617
579
580
542
578
12.5
11.7
10.4
9.7
9.0
8.3
8.1
7.5
8.1
4,651
4,735
4,878
4,957
5,036
5,117
5,287
5,353
5,298
90
109
116
118
136
142
146
183
166
932
950
969
1,039
1,049
1,098
1,155
1,159
1,138
All
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
1,485
1,482
1,456
6.0
6.0
5.9
373
367
359
25.1
24.8
24.7
411
407
410
94
98
103
607
610
584
7,218
7,184
7,175
555
550
542
7.7
7.7
7.6
5,317
5,289
5,287
173
174
172
1,173
1,170
1,173
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
1,480
1,484
1,490
6.0
6.0
6.0
359
353
350
24.3
23.8
23.5
424
428
424
109
106
108
587
597
607
7,176
7,171
7,149
544
545
554
7.6
7.6
7.8
5,291
5,285
5,276
169
168
167
1,172
1,173
1,152
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
1,465
1,453
1,456
5.9
5.9
5.9
352
352
351
24.1
24.2
24.1
409
392
386
102
107
110
601
602
609
7,130
7,151
7,180
566
562
578
7.9
7.9
8.1
5,258
5,281
5,298
166
174
166
1,141
1,135
1,138
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
1,452
1,468
1,447
5.8
5.9
5.8
348
348
367
24.0
23.7
25.4
388
399
385
102
109
101
614
612
595
7,191
7,201
7,185
582
586
586
8.1
8.1
8.2
5,280
5,273
5,262
164
164
171
1,165
1,177
1,165
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
1,444
5.8
380
26.3
382
99
583
7,192
594
8.3
5,270
172
1,157
Jul-Sep
-8
-0.6
-0.1
32
9.1
2.3
-6
-1.5
-3
-2.5
-31
-5.1
2
0.0
12
2.1
0.2
-10
-0.2
8
4.9
-8
-0.7
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-41
-2.8
-0.2
6
1.7
1.2
-28
-6.9
5
5.0
-24
-4.0
-25
-0.3
39
7.0
0.6
-47
-0.9
-1
-0.6
-16
-1.3
Over last 12 months
Per cent
YCCA
YCCD
YCCG
YCCJ
YCCM
YCCP
YCCS
YCCV
YCCY
YCDB
YCDE
YCDH
YCDK
798
757
790
770
776
724
687
697
693
6.8
6.3
6.5
6.2
6.2
5.8
5.5
5.5
5.5
350
321
320
278
244
232
224
219
207
43.8
42.4
40.5
36.0
31.4
32.0
32.6
31.4
29.9
196
186
210
212
202
184
189
180
163
52
50
62
54
52
51
35
41
57
201
199
198
227
279
259
239
257
266
1,209
1,233
1,272
1,311
1,319
1,397
1,545
1,566
1,584
296
292
273
258
234
227
250
251
233
24.5
23.7
21.5
19.6
17.7
16.2
16.2
16.0
14.7
473
489
548
561
587
612
726
750
777
41
44
39
45
50
66
66
73
72
398
408
412
447
449
492
503
492
502
Male
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
703
700
680
5.6
5.5
5.4
216
216
208
30.7
30.9
30.5
168
164
170
52
49
48
267
270
254
1,584
1,574
1,569
244
245
236
15.4
15.5
15.0
771
765
766
64
67
70
504
497
498
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
702
704
698
5.6
5.6
5.5
209
200
197
29.8
28.4
28.2
182
188
179
50
53
52
260
263
270
1,581
1,593
1,588
236
231
228
14.9
14.5
14.3
772
773
787
68
67
67
505
522
506
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
696
692
693
5.5
5.5
5.5
200
203
207
28.6
29.3
29.9
178
172
163
52
54
57
266
264
266
1,589
1,590
1,584
231
227
233
14.5
14.3
14.7
787
790
777
69
75
72
502
497
502
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
690
689
662
5.4
5.4
5.2
203
202
204
29.5
29.4
30.9
168
171
164
56
59
54
263
257
240
1,580
1,585
1,582
232
237
227
14.7
14.9
14.3
769
761
765
73
75
77
507
512
513
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
664
5.2
206
31.1
163
55
239
1,596
230
14.4
779
77
511
Jul-Sep
-26
-3.7
-0.2
3
1.5
1.6
-5
-2.9
0
-0.2
-24
-9.0
17
1.1
-2
-0.9
-0.3
11
1.4
4
5.6
4
0.8
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-39
-5.6
-0.4
-9
-4.3
0.4
-5
-3.2
3
6.1
-28
-10.4
12
0.8
-15
-6.1
-1.1
8
1.0
12
19.2
7
1.3
Over last 12 months
Per cent
YCCB
YCCE
YCCH
YCCK
YCCN
YCCQ
YCCT
YCCW
YCCZ
YCDC
YCDF
YCDI
YCDL
962
957
891
926
928
850
823
799
764
8.8
8.6
7.8
8.1
7.9
7.2
6.9
6.7
6.3
323
298
268
236
220
193
178
164
145
33.6
31.1
30.0
25.5
23.7
22.7
21.6
20.5
18.9
340
343
325
341
313
280
271
261
222
44
45
49
46
41
40
43
46
53
255
272
250
303
354
338
331
328
344
5,272
5,330
5,381
5,462
5,519
5,538
5,624
5,670
5,596
512
477
416
400
383
352
330
291
346
9.7
8.9
7.7
7.3
6.9
6.4
5.9
5.1
6.2
4,178
4,246
4,330
4,397
4,449
4,504
4,561
4,602
4,521
49
65
77
73
86
76
79
110
94
533
542
558
592
600
606
653
667
636
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
782
782
776
6.5
6.5
6.4
157
151
152
20.1
19.3
19.5
242
243
240
42
49
54
340
340
330
5,633
5,610
5,605
311
305
307
5.5
5.4
5.5
4,546
4,524
4,521
108
107
103
669
673
676
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
778
780
792
6.4
6.5
6.5
150
154
153
19.3
19.7
19.3
242
239
245
59
53
56
327
334
338
5,595
5,578
5,561
309
314
327
5.5
5.6
5.9
4,518
4,512
4,488
101
101
100
668
651
646
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
768
760
764
6.3
6.3
6.3
153
149
145
19.9
19.6
18.9
231
220
222
49
53
53
335
338
344
5,541
5,560
5,596
335
334
346
6.0
6.0
6.2
4,471
4,490
4,521
97
98
94
638
637
636
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
763
779
785
6.3
6.4
6.4
144
146
163
18.9
18.7
20.7
221
228
221
46
51
46
351
355
355
5,611
5,616
5,603
350
350
360
6.2
6.2
6.4
4,512
4,512
4,498
91
89
93
658
665
652
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
780
6.4
173
22.2
220
44
344
5,596
364
6.5
4,491
95
646
Jul-Sep
17
2.3
0.1
29
19.9
3.3
-1
-0.5
-2
-5.3
-8
-2.2
-15
-0.3
14
4.1
0.3
-21
-0.5
4
4.3
-12
-1.9
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-2
-0.2
-0.1
16
10.1
2.1
-23
-9.4
2
3.8
4
1.1
-37
-0.7
54
17.3
1.0
-55
-1.2
-13
-12.4
-23
-3.4
Over last 12 months
Per cent
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: Relationship between columns: 1= 2+3+4+5; 1=6+7; 2=8+9; 3=10+11; 13=15+17+18+19; 20=21+23+24+25; 20=9+11; 14=13/2; 16=15/13; 22=21/20.
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B.2
EMPLOYMENT
Employment by age
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
All aged
16 and over
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
35-49
50-64 (M)
50-59 (F)
65+ (M)
60+ (F)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
MGRZ
YBSE
YBTO
YBTR
YBTU
YBTX
MGUW
MGUZ
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
26,448
26,713
27,052
27,434
27,691
27,866
28,167
28,409
28,656
25,645
25,938
26,235
26,602
26,872
26,983
27,239
27,418
27,597
696
694
675
670
670
653
660
647
638
3,232
3,199
3,205
3,265
3,292
3,385
3,389
3,525
3,480
6,998
6,972
6,942
6,887
6,752
6,553
6,389
6,293
6,271
9,561
9,675
9,827
10,044
10,222
10,388
10,572
10,675
10,844
5,158
5,398
5,585
5,737
5,935
6,003
6,229
6,278
6,365
803
776
818
832
820
883
928
991
1,059
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
28,465
28,483
28,536
27,473
27,487
27,539
654
655
645
3,490
3,489
3,499
6,272
6,254
6,268
10,758
10,768
10,777
6,298
6,322
6,350
991
996
997
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
28,577
28,617
28,680
27,566
27,590
27,631
643
647
643
3,507
3,506
3,519
6,281
6,297
6,311
10,788
10,784
10,798
6,348
6,355
6,360
1,011
1,026
1,048
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
28,663
28,647
28,656
27,614
27,597
27,597
637
634
638
3,518
3,508
3,480
6,293
6,280
6,271
10,807
10,826
10,844
6,359
6,348
6,365
1,049
1,050
1,059
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
28,675
28,730
28,759
27,617
27,669
27,698
637
634
613
3,499
3,526
3,515
6,263
6,257
6,272
10,852
10,884
10,919
6,366
6,368
6,380
1,058
1,061
1,061
Jul-Sep
All
28,798
27,728
612
3,508
6,259
10,938
6,411
1,071
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
123
0.4
111
0.4
-25
-3.9
9
0.2
-4
-0.1
86
0.8
45
0.7
12
1.2
Over last 12 months
Per cent
334
1.2
254
0.9
-42
-6.5
17
0.5
-13
-0.2
179
1.7
113
1.8
79
8.0
Male
MGSA
YBSF
YBTP
YBTS
YBTV
YBTY
MGUX
MGVA
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
14,405
14,571
14,704
14,908
15,020
15,052
15,259
15,363
15,445
14,137
14,298
14,418
14,623
14,755
14,764
14,924
15,029
15,089
339
344
332
333
335
321
323
312
312
1,696
1,677
1,679
1,715
1,727
1,769
1,781
1,864
1,836
3,852
3,848
3,799
3,774
3,702
3,587
3,496
3,425
3,402
5,123
5,187
5,257
5,387
5,457
5,536
5,641
5,714
5,765
3,127
3,243
3,350
3,415
3,534
3,550
3,683
3,714
3,774
268
273
286
285
264
288
335
334
356
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
15,391
15,398
15,428
15,053
15,058
15,085
314
313
311
1,844
1,847
1,842
3,414
3,405
3,416
5,745
5,749
5,752
3,736
3,744
3,765
338
339
342
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
15,443
15,461
15,468
15,098
15,113
15,114
312
319
317
1,845
1,847
1,847
3,420
3,424
3,420
5,762
5,754
5,760
3,759
3,769
3,769
345
348
353
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
15,477
15,468
15,445
15,121
15,108
15,089
315
310
312
1,856
1,850
1,836
3,418
3,415
3,402
5,759
5,758
5,765
3,773
3,775
3,774
356
359
356
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
15,465
15,477
15,487
15,111
15,124
15,131
310
309
290
1,849
1,862
1,860
3,407
3,399
3,419
5,772
5,778
5,780
3,774
3,774
3,782
355
353
356
Jul-Sep
15,507
15,144
292
1,857
3,413
5,781
3,800
363
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
42
0.3
33
0.2
-18
-5.7
8
0.4
7
0.2
10
0.2
26
0.7
9
2.4
Over last 12 months
Per cent
116
0.8
91
0.6
-21
-6.8
13
0.7
-1
0.0
36
0.6
64
1.7
25
7.4
MGSB
YBSG
YBTQ
YBTT
YBTW
YBTZ
MGUY
MGVB
12,043
12,143
12,348
12,526
12,672
12,815
12,908
13,046
13,211
11,508
11,640
11,817
11,979
12,116
12,219
12,315
12,389
12,508
357
351
343
337
336
332
338
335
326
1,536
1,522
1,527
1,550
1,565
1,616
1,608
1,661
1,644
3,146
3,124
3,143
3,113
3,049
2,966
2,892
2,869
2,869
4,438
4,488
4,570
4,657
4,765
4,852
4,931
4,961
5,079
2,031
2,155
2,234
2,322
2,401
2,453
2,546
2,564
2,591
535
503
532
547
556
595
592
656
702
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
13,073
13,085
13,108
12,420
12,429
12,454
341
342
334
1,647
1,642
1,657
2,858
2,849
2,852
5,013
5,019
5,026
2,561
2,577
2,584
653
656
654
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
13,134
13,155
13,212
12,468
12,477
12,517
331
327
325
1,662
1,660
1,672
2,861
2,873
2,891
5,026
5,031
5,038
2,589
2,587
2,591
666
678
695
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
13,186
13,179
13,211
12,493
12,488
12,508
322
324
326
1,662
1,658
1,644
2,875
2,865
2,869
5,048
5,068
5,079
2,587
2,573
2,591
693
691
702
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
13,210
13,253
13,272
12,506
12,545
12,566
327
325
322
1,650
1,663
1,654
2,856
2,858
2,853
5,080
5,105
5,139
2,592
2,593
2,598
704
708
705
Jul-Sep
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
13,291
12,584
319
1,651
2,846
5,157
2,611
708
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
81
0.6
78
0.6
-7
-2.2
1
0.0
-11
-0.4
77
1.5
18
0.7
4
0.6
Over last 12 months
Per cent
218
1.7
164
1.3
-21
-6.2
4
0.3
-13
-0.4
144
2.9
49
1.9
54
8.3
a
Denominator = all people in the relevant age group.
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+8; 2=3+4+5+6+7.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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EMPLOYMENT
Employment ratesa by age
B.2
Per cent, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
All aged
16 and over
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
35-49
50-64 (M)
50-59 (F)
65+ (M)
60+ (F)
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
MGSR
MGSU
YBUA
YBUD
YBUG
YBUJ
YBUM
YBUP
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
58.1
58.5
59.0
59.5
59.7
59.7
59.9
60.0
60.1
72.7
73.3
73.8
74.4
74.6
74.4
74.7
74.8
74.7
47.9
47.9
47.0
46.7
45.6
43.4
43.3
41.6
40.5
66.5
66.6
66.6
67.6
67.4
68.1
66.5
67.5
65.3
77.7
78.4
79.3
80.1
80.0
79.6
79.5
79.7
80.3
79.9
80.6
81.1
81.7
81.9
81.9
82.2
82.0
82.3
64.5
65.4
66.1
66.7
67.9
67.8
69.8
69.9
70.4
7.9
7.6
7.9
8.0
7.9
8.4
8.8
9.3
9.8
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
60.0
60.0
60.1
74.7
74.7
74.8
41.8
41.8
41.2
66.4
66.3
66.3
79.9
79.7
79.9
82.3
82.3
82.3
69.9
70.2
70.4
9.3
9.3
9.3
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
60.1
60.1
60.2
74.9
74.9
74.9
41.0
41.2
40.9
66.4
66.3
66.4
80.1
80.4
80.6
82.3
82.2
82.2
70.4
70.4
70.4
9.4
9.6
9.8
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
60.2
60.1
60.1
74.9
74.8
74.7
40.6
40.3
40.5
66.3
66.0
65.3
80.4
80.3
80.3
82.2
82.2
82.3
70.4
70.2
70.4
9.8
9.8
9.8
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
60.1
60.1
60.1
74.7
74.8
74.8
40.4
40.2
38.9
65.6
66.0
65.7
80.2
80.2
80.4
82.3
82.4
82.6
70.3
70.3
70.4
9.8
9.8
9.8
Jul-Sep
60.2
74.9
38.8
65.4
80.3
82.7
70.7
9.9
0.1
0.2
-1.6
-0.2
0.1
0.4
0.4
0.1
All
Changes
Over last 3 months
Over last 12 months
0.2
0.1
-3.0
-1.0
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.6
MGSS
MGSV
YBUB
YBUE
YBUH
YBUK
YBUN
YBUQ
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
65.8
66.3
66.6
67.1
67.1
66.7
67.2
67.1
66.8
77.7
78.3
78.6
79.3
79.5
79.0
79.3
79.3
79.0
45.9
46.7
45.5
45.5
44.5
41.7
41.3
39.2
38.7
69.8
69.9
70.0
71.3
71.0
71.1
69.6
71.0
68.3
86.4
87.5
87.8
88.8
88.7
88.0
87.8
87.5
87.8
86.4
87.3
87.6
88.6
88.4
88.3
88.7
88.8
88.6
67.3
67.9
68.6
68.7
70.2
69.8
71.8
71.8
72.3
7.3
7.4
7.7
7.6
6.9
7.5
8.6
8.4
8.9
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
67.0
67.0
67.0
79.3
79.2
79.3
39.2
39.0
38.7
69.6
69.6
69.3
87.7
87.5
87.8
88.9
88.9
88.9
72.0
72.1
72.5
8.5
8.5
8.6
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
67.1
67.1
67.1
79.3
79.3
79.3
38.8
39.7
39.5
69.2
69.2
69.1
88.0
88.1
88.1
88.9
88.7
88.8
72.3
72.4
72.4
8.6
8.7
8.8
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
67.0
66.9
66.8
79.3
79.2
79.0
39.2
38.5
38.7
69.3
68.9
68.3
88.1
88.0
87.8
88.6
88.6
88.6
72.4
72.4
72.3
8.9
8.9
8.9
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
66.8
66.8
66.8
79.1
79.1
79.0
38.4
38.3
35.9
68.6
69.0
68.8
87.9
87.8
88.3
88.6
88.6
88.6
72.2
72.2
72.3
8.8
8.8
8.8
Jul-Sep
66.9
79.1
36.2
68.5
88.3
88.5
72.5
9.0
0.0
0.0
-2.2
-0.1
0.3
-0.1
0.3
0.2
Male
Changes
Over last 3 months
Over last 12 months
-0.1
-0.2
-3.0
-1.1
0.6
-0.4
0.5
0.5
MGST
MGSW
YBUC
YBUF
YBUI
YBUL
YBUO
YBUR
51.0
51.2
51.9
52.4
52.7
53.1
53.2
53.4
53.7
67.4
67.9
68.6
69.1
69.4
69.6
69.8
69.9
70.1
49.9
49.1
48.6
47.9
46.8
45.2
45.4
44.2
42.5
63.2
63.2
63.3
64.0
63.9
65.0
63.3
64.1
62.3
69.2
69.5
71.0
71.6
71.6
71.4
71.3
72.1
72.9
73.6
74.1
74.6
74.9
75.5
75.7
75.8
75.3
76.1
60.6
62.1
62.8
63.8
64.7
65.1
67.1
67.2
67.7
8.2
7.7
8.1
8.3
8.4
9.0
8.9
9.8
10.4
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
53.4
53.4
53.5
69.9
69.9
70.0
44.6
44.8
43.7
63.1
62.9
63.4
72.2
72.0
72.1
75.8
75.8
75.8
67.1
67.5
67.7
9.7
9.8
9.7
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
53.6
53.6
53.8
70.1
70.1
70.3
43.3
42.8
42.5
63.5
63.3
63.7
72.4
72.8
73.3
75.7
75.7
75.8
67.8
67.7
67.8
9.9
10.1
10.3
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
53.7
53.6
53.7
70.1
70.1
70.1
42.0
42.2
42.5
63.2
63.0
62.3
72.9
72.7
72.9
75.8
76.1
76.1
67.7
67.3
67.7
10.3
10.2
10.4
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
53.7
53.8
53.9
70.1
70.3
70.3
42.6
42.3
41.9
62.5
62.9
62.5
72.6
72.7
72.6
76.1
76.4
76.8
67.8
67.8
67.9
10.4
10.5
10.4
Jul-Sep
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
53.9
70.4
41.6
62.3
72.5
77.0
68.2
10.4
Changes
Over last 3 months
0.2
0.3
-1.0
-0.2
-0.1
0.9
0.4
0.0
Over last 12 months
0.5
0.5
-3.1
-0.9
0.3
1.2
1.1
0.7
a
Denominator = all people in the relevant age group.
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+8; 2=3+4+5+6+7.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
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B.11
EMPLOYMENT
Workforce jobsa
Thousands
Employee jobs
Male
All
UNITED KINGDOM
Not seasonally adjusted
Female
Part-timeb
BCAE
All
All
Part-timeb
BCAF
Selfemployment
jobs (with
or without
employees)c
HM
Forcesd
Governmentsupported
traineese
Workforce
jobs
BCAD
BCAG
BCAH
DYCZ
DYDA
2001
Sep
Dec
13,172
13,305
1,848
1,878
12,782
12,805
6,093
6,145
25,955
26,110
3,530
3,525
203
204
91
95
29,779
29,933
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,087
13,083
13,131
13,270
1,927
1,944
1,990
1,990
12,815
12,883
12,882
12,894
6,171
6,257
6,239
6,233
25,902
25,965
26,013
26,164
3,524
3,596
3,632
3,624
205
204
204
205
91
92
98
99
29,722
29,857
29,946
30,093
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,143
13,200
13,185
13,353
1,961
2,009
1,974
2,064
12,777
12,870
12,933
12,969
6,134
6,220
6,240
6,277
25,920
26,070
26,117
26,322
3,725
3,814
3,907
3,872
207
206
206
208
100
96
104
109
29,952
30,186
30,334
30,511
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,256
13,315
13,381
13,498
2,052
2,071
2,050
2,122
12,858
12,912
12,885
13,028
6,192
6,232
6,188
6,341
26,114
26,226
26,266
26,525
3,869
3,873
3,845
3,838
207
206
204
204
111
106
105
106
30,302
30,411
30,420
30,673
2005
Mar
Jun
13,434
13,409
2,090
2,092
12,962
13,004
6,281
6,273
26,396
26,413
3,839
3,852
202
199
103
96
30,540
30,561
Seasonally adjusted
2001 Sep
Dec
BCHI
13,152
13,222
1,841
1,864
BCHJ
12,761
12,777
6,089
6,132
BCAJ
25,914
25,999
DYZN
3,518
3,545
LOJX
204
204
LOJU
90
91
DYDC
29,726
29,840
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,156
13,123
13,123
13,167
1,934
1,946
1,987
1,985
12,868
12,867
12,866
12,879
6,198
6,235
6,239
6,234
26,024
25,990
25,989
26,046
3,528
3,585
3,619
3,644
204
204
205
205
90
96
98
96
29,845
29,875
29,911
29,991
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,196
13,237
13,190
13,260
1,973
2,014
1,979
2,043
12,835
12,868
12,918
12,930
6,170
6,209
6,238
6,257
26,031
26,105
26,108
26,191
3,730
3,801
3,892
3,892
206
207
207
207
98
100
104
107
30,065
30,213
30,311
30,396
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,308
13,352
13,392
13,411
2,062
2,074
2,061
2,097
12,912
12,912
12,875
12,974
6,226
6,219
6,195
6,304
26,219
26,264
26,268
26,384
3,876
3,860
3,827
3,856
207
206
205
203
110
109
105
104
30,412
30,440
30,405
30,547
2005
Mar
Jun
13,476
13,440
2,098
2,095
13,013
13,010
6,313
6,272
26,489
26,450
3,846
3,840
201
200
102
100
30,639
30,590
UNITED KINGDOM
GREAT BRITAIN
Not seasonally adjusted
DYCA
DYCM
DYCT
DYCU
DYDE
DYDF
2001
Sep
Dec
12,852
12,980
1,793
1,820
DYCB
12,451
12,466
5,933
5,979
25,303
25,447
3,424
3,419
203
204
81
84
29,012
29,154
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
12,763
12,758
12,806
12,942
1,870
1,886
1,932
1,929
12,478
12,544
12,543
12,547
6,006
6,091
6,074
6,060
25,241
25,302
25,348
25,490
3,419
3,496
3,531
3,524
205
204
204
205
83
85
91
91
28,948
29,087
29,174
29,309
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
12,818
12,875
12,858
13,023
1,902
1,949
1,914
2,001
12,434
12,526
12,589
12,617
5,965
6,050
6,072
6,102
25,253
25,401
25,447
25,640
3,624
3,703
3,796
3,761
207
206
206
208
92
89
95
101
29,176
29,400
29,544
29,710
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
12,928
12,985
13,050
13,163
1,990
2,010
1,989
2,060
12,507
12,563
12,534
12,670
6,017
6,059
6,015
6,164
25,434
25,548
25,584
25,833
3,759
3,762
3,735
3,728
207
206
204
204
104
99
99
98
29,504
29,615
29,621
29,862
2005
Mar
Jun
13,098
13,074
2,029
2,031
12,606
12,648
6,105
6,098
25,705
25,722
3,728
3,741
202
199
96
90
29,731
29,752
GREAT BRITAIN
Seasonally adjusted
DYCF
DYCN
DYZO
LOJW
LOJT
DYDH
2002
Sep
Dec
12,832
12,899
1,786
1,806
12,429
12,442
5,929
5,966
25,261
25,342
3,413
3,439
204
204
80
81
28,957
29,066
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
12,831
12,798
12,797
12,842
1,877
1,888
1,929
1,924
12,530
12,527
12,525
12,536
6,032
6,069
6,073
6,061
25,362
25,325
25,322
25,378
3,422
3,484
3,518
3,543
204
204
205
205
82
89
91
88
29,069
29,103
29,136
29,214
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
12,870
12,911
12,863
12,932
1,913
1,954
1,919
1,980
12,491
12,523
12,571
12,583
6,000
6,039
6,070
6,081
25,362
25,434
25,435
25,515
3,629
3,691
3,781
3,781
206
207
207
207
91
93
95
99
29,288
29,424
29,518
29,601
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
12,978
13,022
13,060
13,078
2,000
2,013
2,000
2,035
12,561
12,562
12,523
12,619
6,051
6,046
6,022
6,127
25,539
25,583
25,583
25,697
3,766
3,750
3,716
3,745
207
206
205
203
102
103
99
95
29,613
29,642
29,603
29,741
2005
Mar
Jun
13,140
13,105
2,036
2,034
12,657
12,652
6,137
6,097
25,797
25,757
3,735
3,730
201
200
94
94
29,828
29,780
a
b
c
d
e
DYCG
Source: Employment, Earnings and Productivity Division, ONS
Customer helpline: 01633 812318
Workforce jobs are calculated by summing employee jobs, self-employment jobs from the Labour Force Survey, HM Forces and government-supported trainees.
Estimates of part-time employees in the United Kingdom are only available on a quarterly basis since December 1992. The Northern Ireland component is not seasonally adjusted.
Estimates of self-employment jobs are based on the results of the Labour Force Survey. The Northern Ireland estimates are not seasonally adjusted.
HM Forces figures, provided by the Ministry of Defence, are not subject to seasonal adjustment.
Includes all participants on government training and employment programmes who are receiving some work experience on their placement but who do not have a contract of employment (those with a contract
are included in the employee jobs series).
Note: Definitions of terms used will be found on pS3.
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B.12
EMPLOYMENT
Employee jobs by industry
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM
SIC 1992
Section,
subsection, group
All industries and services
A-O
Manufacturing industries
D
Production industries
C-E
Production and construction
industries C-F
All employee jobs
unadjusted
All employee jobs
unadjusted
All employee jobs
unadjusted
All employee jobs
unadjusted
Seasonally
adjusted
Seasonally
adjusted
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
BCAD
23,410
23,731
24,281
24,672
25,058
25,557
25,873
25,965
26,070
26,226
26,413
BCAJ
23,370
23,834
24,320
24,703
25,085
25,588
25,905
25,990
26,105
26,264
26,450
2003
Sep
26,117
26,108
3,373
3,367
26,191
3,366
3,355
3,327
3,357
3,343
3,330
26,219
3,307
3,304
3,297
3,315
3,310
3,301
26,264
3,284
3,279
3,281
Oct
Nov
Dec
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
26,322
26,114
26,226
26,266
26,525
26,396
26,413
YEJG
4,072
4,119
4,176
4,196
4,051
3,954
3,802
3,597
3,413
3,281
3,184
LOJY
5,233
5,259
5,371
5,504
5,366
5,336
5,185
4,961
4,810
4,725
4,650
LOJZ
5,244
5,292
5,358
5,496
5,365
5,341
5,192
4,969
4,817
4,733
4,659
3,556
3,549
4,800
4,790
3,545
3,533
3,505
3,535
3,522
3,508
4,778
4,768
3,484
3,481
3,473
3,493
3,487
3,478
4,743
4,758
3,294
3,287
3,282
3,461
3,456
3,457
3,471
3,464
3,459
4,725
4,733
26,268
3,280
3,273
3,261
3,274
3,264
3,257
3,457
3,451
3,439
3,451
3,442
3,434
4,703
4,698
26,384
3,256
3,253
3,237
3,249
3,241
3,241
3,433
3,429
3,414
3,425
3,418
3,418
4,735
4,722
26,489
3,231
3,227
3,221
3,238
3,229
3,222
3,408
3,403
3,397
3,415
3,405
3,399
4,712
4,718
26,450
3,208
3,191
3,184
3,214
3,197
3,184
3,383
3,366
3,360
3,390
3,373
3,361
4,650
4,659
3,180
3,173
3,167
3,175
3,166
3,163
3,357
3,351
3,345
3,352
3,343
3,341
UNITED KINGDOM
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Service industries
G-O
SIC 1992
Section
subsection, group
YEJH
4,301
4,338
4,395
4,405
4,256
4,153
4,009
3,797
3,599
3,457
3,360
Seasonally
adjusted
YEJF
4,310
4,359
4,371
4,389
4,248
4,152
4,012
3,801
3,602
3,459
3,361
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
YEJL
4,073
4,138
4,151
4,179
4,042
3,951
3,803
3,599
3,415
3,282
3,184
Seasonally
adjusted
All employee jobs Seasonally
unadjusted
adjusted
Agriculture,
hunting,
forestry
and fishing
A,B
01-05
Mining and
quarrying,
supply of
electricity, gas
and water
C,E
10-14,40-41
Food products,
beverages
and tobacco
DA
15-16
Manufacture
of clothing,
textiles, leather
and leather
products
DB/DC
17-19
Wood and
wood
products
DD
20
Paper, pulp,
printing,
publishing and
recording
media
DE
21-22
Chemicals,
chemical
products and
man-made
fibres
DG
24
YEJI
YEID
YEHU
YEJJ
LOKA
LOKB
LOKC
LOKD
LOKE
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
17,903
18,192
18,595
18,846
19,375
19,900
20,410
20,748
21,032
21,276
21,522
17,853
18,261
18,648
18,887
19,407
19,932
20,441
20,771
21,064
21,309
21,548
273
280
314
320
313
315
272
250
224
222
243
237
221
220
210
206
201
208
201
187
177
177
472
474
500
509
505
498
482
466
458
446
436
404
396
388
373
326
285
245
212
179
156
143
84
85
88
86
84
83
81
83
82
84
82
463
465
464
472
469
464
452
441
427
415
406
254
252
251
257
249
238
233
233
226
212
204
2003
Sep
21,074
21,088
230
182
454
172
82
426
222
455
454
453
169
167
165
83
82
83
426
426
422
220
219
217
2004
2005
Oct
Nov
Dec
21,326
21,192
230
179
178
177
Jan
Feb
Mar
21,155
21,239
222
178
177
177
451
450
449
164
162
161
83
83
84
418
420
417
217
215
214
Apr
May
Jun
21,276
21,309
222
177
177
177
447
446
446
159
158
156
83
83
84
418
416
415
213
213
212
Jul
Aug
Sep
21,317
21,334
235
176
177
177
446
444
441
155
153
153
83
83
82
413
412
410
211
210
209
Oct
Nov
Dec
21,542
21,406
256
176
177
177
440
437
439
151
149
149
82
82
82
409
409
409
208
207
207
Jan
Feb
Mar
21,434
21,518
253
177
176
176
440
439
439
148
147
147
82
82
82
407
406
407
206
206
206
Apr
May
Jun
21,522
21,548
243
176
176
177
438
438
436
145
144
143
82
83
82
406
405
406
206
205
204
177
177
177
434
433
435
142
141
142
82
82
82
405
405
403
204
204
203
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
a
These figures do not cover all employees in national and local government. They exclude those engaged in, for example, building, education and health. Members of HM Forces are excluded.
P
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Note: Estimates for groups of industry classes are now seasonally adjusted from June 1978 for quarterly data and from September 1984 for monthly data. For unadjusted figures, please see Tables B.13 and B.14.
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UNITED KINGDOM
EMPLOYMENT
Employee jobs by industry
Thousands
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Rubber and
plastic
products
SIC 1992
Section,
subsection, group
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2003
2004
2005
Non-metallic
mineral
products,
metal and metal
products
DI/DJ
26-28
DH
25
LOKF
234
241
252
254
244
238
228
221
214
215
209
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Machinery
and equipment
n.e.c.
Electrical
and optical
equipment
Transport
equipment
DK
29
DL
30-33
DM
34-35
LOKG
707
720
720
699
674
660
624
587
562
543
533
LOKH
388
360
365
373
360
352
346
326
301
284
279
LOKI
475
499
508
519
497
494
480
425
380
356
345
LOKJ
370
374
378
400
395
399
388
372
359
347
333
Coke, nuclear
fuel and
other
manufacturing
n.e.c.
DF,DN
23,36-37
LOKK
221
221
236
237
239
242
243
233
228
225
215
Construction
Wholesale
and retail trade,
and repairs
Hotels and
restaurants
F
45
G
50-52
H
55
YEHX
935
933
987
1,107
1,117
1,189
1,181
1,168
1,215
1,273
1,298
LOKL
4,060
4,163
4,299
4,347
4,361
4,415
4,523
4,575
4,577
4,601
4,645
LOKM
1,431
1,501
1,531
1,551
1,628
1,665
1,678
1,726
1,777
1,806
1,802
Sep
212
552
294
370
355
228
1,241
4,574
1,782
Oct
Nov
Dec
212
211
213
550
548
546
292
291
289
368
365
363
353
352
352
228
228
229
1,261
4,602
1,804
Jan
Feb
Mar
213
213
213
544
542
542
287
287
285
361
361
360
350
349
349
228
228
227
1,280
4,596
1,816
Apr
May
Jun
214
214
215
541
541
543
285
285
284
359
358
356
348
348
347
226
226
225
1,273
4,601
1,806
Jul
Aug
Sep
214
215
214
544
542
543
283
283
283
356
356
355
345
344
344
224
222
223
1,265
4,601
1,798
Oct
Nov
Dec
214
214
213
542
541
543
283
283
283
355
354
354
343
343
342
222
222
221
1,305
4,633
1,806
Jan
Feb
Mar
213
213
212
544
544
542
282
281
281
353
351
349
341
340
340
221
220
218
1,320
4,649
1,807
Apr
May
Jun
210
209
209
540
537
533
280
280
279
348
347
345
340
335
333
217
216
215
1,298
4,645
1,802
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
207
204
204
532
532
532
278
277
277
346
345
344
331
330
328
215
214
212
UNITED KINGDOM
SIC 1992
Section,
subsection, group
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Transport and
storage
Post and
telecommunications
Financial
intermediation
Real estate
I
60-63
I
64
J
65-67
K
70
Renting,
research,
computer and
other business
activities
K
71-74
Public
administration
and defence;
compulsory
social security
La
75
Education
Health
and
social work
activities
M
80
N
85
Other
community,
social and
personal
activities
O
90-93
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
Jun
LOKN
920
915
933
954
982
1,009
1,034
1,026
1,034
1,044
1,060
LOKO
440
457
459
466
480
517
557
556
552
517
522
LOKP
1,041
1,021
1,035
1,044
1,073
1,069
1,089
1,113
1,109
1,096
1,102
LOKQ
281
275
291
292
312
350
363
370
383
396
405
LOKR
2,710
2,875
3,035
3,151
3,276
3,412
3,585
3,599
3,643
3,696
3,748
LOKS
1,411
1,416
1,366
1,398
1,358
1,375
1,383
1,430
1,488
1,515
1,509
LOKT
1,927
1,948
1,957
1,938
2,090
2,131
2,148
2,189
2,255
2,311
2,341
LOKU
2,559
2,563
2,591
2,592
2,608
2,701
2,756
2,813
2,881
2,953
3,013
YEIC
1,073
1,125
1,149
1,153
1,238
1,287
1,323
1,372
1,363
1,371
1,401
2003
Sep
1,031
549
1,103
392
3,642
1,493
2,261
2,898
1,359
Oct
Nov
Dec
1,043
533
1,095
394
3,663
1,495
2,291
2,914
1,363
Jan
Feb
Mar
1,049
529
1,096
393
3,648
1,500
2,302
2,944
1,366
Apr
May
Jun
1,044
517
1,096
396
3,696
1,515
2,311
2,953
1,371
Jul
Aug
Sep
1,045
513
1,094
396
3,700
1,516
2,326
2,967
1,374
Oct
Nov
Dec
1,051
515
1,101
398
3,706
1,512
2,324
2,981
1,384
Jan
Feb
Mar
1,061
518
1,104
402
3,724
1,512
2,340
2,999
1,402
Apr
May
Jun
1,060
522
1,102
405
3,748
1,509
2,341
3,013
1,401
2004
2005
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
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Note: Estimates for groups of industry classes are now seasonally adjusted from June 1978 for quarterly data and from September 1984 for monthly data. For unadjusted figures, please see Tables B.13 and B.14.
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Employee jobs by production industry
B.13
Thousands, not seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
Section,
subsection
June 2004
June 2005
2005
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
Apr
May
Jun
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES
C-E
2,578.5
878.3
3,456.8
2,512.5
847.3
3,359.8
3,383.4
3,366.5
3,359.8
3,357.0
3,350.6
3,345.3
MINING AND QUARRYING
C
51.0
7.2
58.2
50.9
7.3
58.1
57.3
57.5
58.1
58.1
58.4
58.7
Mining and quarrying of energy
producing materials
CA (10-12)
30.2
4.2
34.5
30.5
4.4
34.9
34.1
34.2
34.9
34.8
35.2
35.4
Mining and quarrying except of
energy producing materials
CB (13/14)
MANUFACTURING
D
Manufacture of food products,
beverages and tobacco
Manufacture of textiles and
textile products
of textiles
of wearing apparel;
dressing and dyeing of fur
20.8
3.0
23.7
20.4
2.9
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.3
23.2
23.3
2,439.2
841.5
3,280.7
2,375.3
808.8
3,184.1
3,208.1
3,191.4
3,184.1
3,179.6
3,172.7
3,166.9
DA
294.5
149.9
444.4
287.9
146.5
434.4
433.6
433.8
434.4
436.2
436.7
436.6
DB
17
82.4
57.5
61.0
38.1
143.4
95.6
77.3
54.5
53.7
33.9
131.1
88.4
132.9
89.8
131.8
89.0
131.1
88.4
130.2
87.6
128.7
87.1
130.7
88.5
18
24.9
22.9
47.8
22.8
19.9
42.7
43.1
42.8
42.7
42.5
41.6
42.2
Manufacture of leather and
leather products including footwear
DC
7.5
4.8
12.3
7.1
5.0
12.1
11.9
11.9
12.1
12.0
12.0
12.0
Manufacture of wood and wood
products
DD (20)
62.9
21.6
84.5
62.7
20.1
82.8
82.4
83.7
82.8
82.1
82.0
82.2
Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper
products; publishing and printing
of pulp, paper and paper products
DE
21
269.0
61.4
145.0
20.4
414.0
81.8
261.6
58.7
143.5
19.8
405.2
78.6
406.5
79.1
404.8
78.6
405.2
78.6
405.3
78.4
405.4
78.5
403.8
78.4
Publishing, printing
and reproduction of recorded media
22
207.6
124.6
332.2
202.9
123.7
326.6
327.5
326.3
326.6
326.9
327.0
325.4
Manufacture of coke, refined
petroleum products and nuclear fuel
DF (23)
19.4
3.6
23.0
18.9
3.6
22.5
22.7
22.5
22.5
22.5
22.4
22.4
Manufacture of chemicals, chemical
products and man-made fibres
DG (24)
144.7
67.0
211.7
139.8
64.8
204.6
205.5
205.0
204.6
204.4
204.5
203.7
Manufacture of rubber and
plastic products
DH (25)
162.9
51.8
214.7
157.6
51.0
208.5
210.1
208.7
208.5
207.1
204.8
203.1
Manufacture of other non-metallic
mineral products
DI (26)
94.8
22.4
117.2
90.7
21.6
112.3
113.1
112.5
112.3
112.0
112.0
111.8
357.4
76.6
69.4
10.1
426.8
86.7
356.9
74.7
65.0
9.8
421.8
84.5
426.6
85.3
423.8
84.6
421.8
84.5
421.0
84.0
421.1
83.9
421.5
83.7
Manufacture of basic metals and
fabricated metal products
of basic metals
of fabricated metal products,
except machinery
Manufacture of machinery and eqpt. n.e.c.
Manufacture of electrical
and optical equipment
of office machinery and computers
of electrical machinery
and apparatus n.e.c.
of radio, television
and communication eqpt.
of medical, precision and optical eqpt;
watches
DJ
27
28
280.8
59.3
340.1
282.2
55.2
337.4
341.3
339.3
337.4
337.0
337.3
337.8
DK (29)
231.9
51.9
283.8
229.0
50.3
279.3
280.3
279.7
279.3
278.7
277.3
277.5
DL
30
262.1
24.7
94.6
9.1
356.7
33.8
255.0
24.1
90.6
8.6
345.6
32.8
347.4
32.7
346.8
32.7
345.6
32.8
346.7
33.0
345.5
32.9
344.2
32.9
123.2
31
94.2
33.3
127.5
91.9
31.9
123.8
125.1
125.1
123.8
123.9
124.1
32
55.1
20.5
75.6
51.3
18.5
69.8
70.5
69.8
69.8
70.0
69.1
68.9
33
88.1
31.7
119.8
87.6
31.6
119.2
119.2
119.2
119.2
119.9
119.4
119.2
Manufacture of transport
equipment
of motor vehicles, trailers
of other transport equipment
DM
34
35
306.3
176.1
130.2
39.3
23.8
15.6
345.6
199.9
145.8
293.4
165.1
128.2
38.2
22.8
15.3
331.5
188.0
143.6
340.7
196.4
144.3
333.8
189.6
144.2
331.5
188.0
143.6
330.2
186.7
143.5
329.2
185.8
143.4
327.6
184.8
142.8
Manufacturing n.e.c.
DN
143.5
59.0
202.5
137.5
54.9
192.4
194.4
192.6
192.4
191.3
191.1
189.9
ELECTRICITY, GAS
AND WATER SUPPLY
E
88.3
29.6
118.0
86.4
31.2
117.6
118.0
117.5
117.6
119.3
119.5
119.7
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EMPLOYMENT
Workforce jobsa by industry
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
All jobs
Agriculture
and fishing
Energy
and water
Manufacturing
Construction
SIC 92 sections
A-O
A,B
C,E
D
F
All jobs
Distribution,
hotels and
restaurants
G-H
Transport
and communications
I
Finance and
business
services
J-K
Education,
health and
public admin
L-N b
Other
services
Total
services
O
G-O
DYDC
LOLI
LOLL
LOLO
LOLR
LOLU
LOLX
LOMA
LOMD
LOMG
LOMJ
1999
Jun
Sep
Dec
29,038
29,167
29,249
514
507
495
212
210
206
4,375
4,339
4,326
1,838
1,840
1,829
6,684
6,675
6,731
1,693
1,710
1,738
5,345
5,413
5,465
6,671
6,741
6,716
1,705
1,732
1,743
22,097
22,271
22,393
2000
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
29,296
29,431
29,500
29,602
511
511
497
488
207
210
214
215
4,300
4,252
4,203
4,152
1,829
1,888
1,863
1,863
6,740
6,733
6,756
6,807
1,742
1,753
1,770
1,800
5,450
5,512
5,578
5,674
6,733
6,807
6,880
6,845
1,784
1,765
1,739
1,757
22,449
22,570
22,723
22,884
2001
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
29,643
29,737
29,726
29,840
465
468
451
461
217
219
221
218
4,125
4,077
4,021
3,977
1,879
1,905
1,913
1,942
6,825
6,837
6,836
6,872
1,815
1,832
1,818
1,828
5,692
5,744
5,756
5,765
6,852
6,887
6,907
6,961
1,773
1,768
1,803
1,816
22,956
23,069
23,121
23,242
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
29,845
29,875
29,911
29,991
451
431
409
407
219
212
206
202
3,916
3,878
3,825
3,785
1,947
1,950
1,973
1,987
6,888
6,939
6,958
6,979
1,823
1,831
1,834
1,845
5,795
5,755
5,753
5,801
6,981
7,022
7,090
7,135
1,825
1,859
1,863
1,851
23,312
23,405
23,499
23,611
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
30,065
30,213
30,311
30,396
419
415
429
431
199
197
193
190
3,747
3,688
3,655
3,610
2,016
2,050
2,093
2,116
6,951
6,991
7,019
7,063
1,846
1,846
1,840
1,833
5,838
5,907
5,917
5,945
7,190
7,249
7,287
7,329
1,860
1,869
1,877
1,880
23,684
23,862
23,941
24,049
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
30,412
30,440
30,405
30,547
416
415
425
442
187
185
188
189
3,578
3,569
3,531
3,515
2,140
2,145
2,136
2,198
7,080
7,053
7,039
7,091
1,831
1,819
1,810
1,812
5,927
5,959
5,969
5,979
7,373
7,415
7,442
7,443
1,881
1,879
1,865
1,878
24,092
24,125
24,125
24,203
2005
Mar
Jun
30,639
30,590
454
446
185
185
3,485
3,438
2,223
2,185
7,075
7,062
1,829
1,839
6,025
6,046
7,472
7,482
1,890
1,907
24,291
24,335
-49
-0.2
-8
-1.8
0
-0.2
-47
-1.3
-38
-1.7
-13
-0.2
10
0.5
21
0.3
10
0.1
17
0.9
44
0.2
Change on year
Per cent
Male jobs
1999
Jun
Sep
Dec
150
0.5
LOLA
15,553
15,613
15,619
31
7.5
LOLJ
388
386
374
0
-0.1
LOLM
160
157
153
-131
-3.7
LOLP
3,153
3,142
3,124
40
1.9
LOLS
1,630
1,635
1,630
9
0.1
LOLV
3,220
3,217
3,180
20
1.1
LOLT
1,261
1,269
1,301
86
1.5
LOMB
2,868
2,905
2,964
67
0.9
LOME
2,042
2,052
2,069
28
1.5
LOMH
832
851
824
211
0.9
LOMK
10,223
10,293
10,338
2000
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
15,661
15,721
15,704
15,723
377
384
371
370
154
158
157
153
3,106
3,080
3,048
2,982
1,623
1,677
1,656
1,656
3,234
3,210
3,210
3,226
1,293
1,295
1,302
1,330
2,931
2,943
2,985
3,002
2,069
2,106
2,120
2,139
873
868
855
865
10,400
10,422
10,472
10,562
2001
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
15,858
15,921
15,949
16,040
351
347
341
347
158
157
159
172
2,981
2,958
2,924
2,901
1,667
1,697
1,706
1,734
3,255
3,274
3,288
3,300
1,353
1,360
1,350
1,371
3,062
3,111
3,151
3,162
2,144
2,141
2,144
2,152
886
877
887
902
10,701
10,762
10,820
10,887
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
15,947
15,945
15,974
16,027
344
330
320
317
160
154
150
149
2,850
2,823
2,794
2,780
1,738
1,742
1,764
1,777
3,294
3,337
3,352
3,381
1,345
1,343
1,349
1,358
3,152
3,132
3,123
3,162
2,158
2,176
2,191
2,196
905
908
931
906
10,855
10,896
10,946
11,003
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
16,112
16,224
16,233
16,314
325
324
334
336
146
145
145
145
2,774
2,731
2,702
2,671
1,811
1,833
1,866
1,888
3,385
3,418
3,429
3,457
1,339
1,349
1,339
1,362
3,211
3,267
3,254
3,286
2,222
2,240
2,247
2,250
899
916
917
917
11,057
11,190
11,186
11,272
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
16,363
16,400
16,418
16,444
321
318
319
330
147
149
150
147
2,663
2,661
2,637
2,614
1,905
1,918
1,916
1,959
3,479
3,466
3,476
3,472
1,366
1,355
1,370
1,363
3,296
3,337
3,350
3,346
2,276
2,292
2,302
2,304
909
904
898
909
11,327
11,354
11,396
11,394
2005
Mar
Jun
16,501
16,447
335
329
147
146
2,592
2,564
1,986
1,949
3,471
3,469
1,382
1,395
3,370
3,381
2,306
2,301
911
913
11,440
11,459
Change on quarter
Per cent
-54
-0.3
-6
-1.7
-1
-0.5
-28
-1.1
-38
-1.9
-2
-0.1
13
1.0
11
0.3
-6
-0.3
2
0.2
19
0.2
Change on year
Per cent
47
0.3
11
3.3
-3
-1.8
-97
-3.6
30
1.6
3
0.1
40
3.0
44
1.3
8
0.4
9
1.0
105
0.9
Female jobs
1999
Jun
Sep
Dec
LOLB
13,484
13,553
13,631
LOLK
126
121
121
LOLN
52
53
53
LOLQ
1,222
1,197
1,203
LOLT
209
204
199
LOLW
3,464
3,457
3,551
LOLZ
432
442
436
LOMC
2,478
2,508
2,501
LOMF
4,629
4,689
4,648
LOMI
872
881
920
LOML
11,875
11,978
12,055
2000
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,636
13,710
13,796
13,879
134
127
126
119
53
53
56
62
1,194
1,171
1,155
1,171
206
211
207
207
3,505
3,523
3,547
3,581
449
458
468
471
2,520
2,569
2,593
2,672
4,665
4,701
4,761
4,706
910
897
884
892
12,049
12,148
12,251
12,321
2001
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,786
13,816
13,776
13,799
114
121
110
114
60
62
62
47
1,144
1,119
1,097
1,076
213
208
207
208
3,570
3,563
3,549
3,571
461
473
469
458
2,629
2,633
2,605
2,602
4,708
4,746
4,763
4,810
886
891
916
915
12,255
12,306
12,301
12,355
2002
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,898
13,930
13,937
13,964
107
100
88
90
59
58
56
52
1,066
1,055
1,031
1,004
209
208
208
210
3,594
3,602
3,606
3,599
478
487
485
487
2,643
2,623
2,631
2,639
4,822
4,845
4,899
4,939
920
951
932
944
12,457
12,508
12,553
12,608
2003
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
13,954
13,989
14,077
14,083
94
91
95
95
53
51
48
45
973
957
952
939
205
217
227
227
3,565
3,573
3,589
3,606
507
497
502
472
2,626
2,640
2,663
2,659
4,968
5,009
5,040
5,078
961
953
960
963
12,628
12,672
12,754
12,777
2004
Mar
Jun
Sep
Dec
14,049
14,040
13,987
14,104
95
97
106
112
40
36
37
43
915
909
894
902
235
227
220
238
3,601
3,587
3,563
3,619
465
464
440
449
2,631
2,623
2,619
2,633
5,096
5,123
5,140
5,139
972
975
967
969
12,764
12,771
12,729
12,809
2005
Mar
Jun
14,138
14,143
119
117
38
39
893
875
237
237
3,603
3,592
447
443
2,655
2,665
5,166
5,182
979
994
12,851
12,876
Change on quarter
Per cent
5
0.0
-2
-2.0
0
1.2
-18
-2.1
0
-0.2
-11
-0.3
-3
-0.7
10
0.4
16
0.3
15
1.5
26
0.2
Change on year
Per cent
103
0.7
20
21.2
2
6.9
-34
-3.8
9
4.1
6
0.2
-21
-4.5
42
1.6
59
1.1
19
2.0
105
0.8
Change on quarter
Per cent
a
b
Source: Employment, Earnings and Productivity Division, ONS
Customer helpline: 01633 812318
Workforce jobs are calculated by summing employee jobs, self-employment jobs from the Labour Force Survey, HM Forces and government-supported trainees.
The data include both public and private sector.
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Actual weekly hours of work
B.21
Hours, seasonally adjusted
Average actual weekly hours of work
UNITED
KINGDOM
Total weekly hours
(millions)a
All workersa
Full-time workersb
Part-time workersb
Second jobs
YBUS
YBUV
YBUY
YBVB
YBVE
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
878.0
885.4
887.3
893.3
906.1
908.5
905.4
908.8
917.7
33.3
33.2
32.9
32.6
32.8
32.6
32.2
32.0
32.1
38.7
38.7
38.2
37.9
38.0
37.9
37.4
37.3
37.2
15.2
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.7
15.6
15.6
15.7
15.7
9.4
9.1
9.0
8.9
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.1
9.6
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
909.5
911.9
913.7
32.0
32.1
32.1
37.2
37.3
37.3
15.6
15.6
15.6
9.5
9.4
9.4
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
916.8
919.7
922.0
32.1
32.2
32.2
37.4
37.4
37.4
15.6
15.6
15.6
9.4
9.5
9.7
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
919.6
916.9
917.7
32.1
32.1
32.1
37.3
37.2
37.2
15.7
15.7
15.7
9.6
9.8
9.6
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
917.4
921.4
920.8
32.0
32.1
32.1
37.2
37.3
37.2
15.7
15.7
15.7
9.6
9.4
9.4
Jul-Sep
All
923.9
32.1
37.3
15.6
9.4
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
6.5
0.7
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.3
-0.1
-0.4
-0.1
-1.3
Over last 12 months
Per cent
14.4
1.6
0.1
0.4
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
-0.1
-0.7
YBUT
YBUW
YBUZ
YBVC
YBVF
558.7
564.0
560.4
564.2
569.6
567.0
564.4
567.0
568.9
38.9
38.8
38.2
37.9
38.0
37.7
37.0
37.0
36.9
40.7
40.7
40.1
39.8
39.9
39.8
39.2
39.1
39.1
14.9
15.0
15.0
15.1
15.6
15.0
15.4
15.7
15.6
10.7
9.8
9.7
9.4
10.2
10.3
10.5
10.0
10.7
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
566.8
567.7
567.9
36.9
36.9
36.9
39.1
39.1
39.1
15.6
15.7
15.6
10.7
10.5
10.4
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
570.7
572.1
572.2
37.0
37.1
37.1
39.2
39.2
39.2
15.7
15.6
15.6
10.2
10.3
10.6
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
570.4
569.1
568.9
36.9
36.9
36.9
39.1
39.0
39.1
15.7
15.8
15.6
10.5
10.9
10.7
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
569.0
569.3
569.7
36.8
36.8
36.8
39.0
39.0
39.0
15.6
15.6
15.6
10.6
10.3
10.0
Jul-Sep
Male
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
571.5
36.9
39.1
15.4
10.0
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
2.5
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.4
-0.2
-1.3
-0.6
-5.3
Over last 12 months
Per cent
4.7
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.2
-0.2
-1.3
-0.7
-6.8
YBUU
YBUX
YBVA
YBVD
YBVG
319.2
321.3
326.9
329.2
336.5
341.5
341.0
341.8
348.7
26.6
26.5
26.5
26.3
26.6
26.7
26.5
26.2
26.4
34.7
34.6
34.5
34.1
34.4
34.4
34.1
33.9
33.7
15.3
15.3
15.3
15.4
15.7
15.7
15.6
15.7
15.7
8.4
8.6
8.5
8.6
8.8
8.8
8.6
8.4
8.7
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
342.7
344.2
345.8
26.3
26.3
26.4
33.8
34.0
34.0
15.6
15.6
15.6
8.6
8.6
8.6
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
346.1
347.6
349.8
26.4
26.5
26.5
34.0
34.0
34.0
15.6
15.6
15.6
8.7
8.8
9.0
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
349.2
347.9
348.7
26.5
26.4
26.4
33.9
33.8
33.7
15.7
15.6
15.7
8.9
8.9
8.7
Apr-Jun 2005
May-Jul 2005
Jun-Aug (Sum)
348.4
352.1
351.1
26.4
26.6
26.5
33.8
34.1
33.9
15.7
15.8
15.7
8.8
8.7
9.0
Jul-Sep
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
352.4
26.5
33.9
15.7
9.0
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
4.0
1.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.3
0.0
-0.1
0.2
2.4
Over last 12 months
Per cent
9.7
2.8
0.3
1.1
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.6
0.4
5.0
a
b
Note:
Source: Labour Force Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Main and second jobs.
Main job only.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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EMPLOYMENT
Usual weekly hours of worka
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
6 up to 15 hours
Thousands
% of total
YCDM
LUAA
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
502
501
492
476
428
414
432
418
429
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
31 up to 45 hours
% of total
Thousands
Over 45 hours
Thousands
YCDP
LWYX
YCDS
LWZA
YCDV
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
2,159
2,141
2,131
2,135
2,050
2,033
2,120
2,117
2,040
8.2
8.0
7.9
7.8
7.4
7.3
7.5
7.5
7.1
4,034
4,134
4,273
4,397
4,524
4,686
4,874
4,989
5,048
15.3
15.5
15.8
16.0
16.3
16.8
17.3
17.6
17.6
420
411
414
1.5
1.4
1.5
2,050
2,048
2,059
7.2
7.2
7.2
5,037
5,028
5,026
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
410
416
411
1.4
1.5
1.4
2,058
2,046
2,038
7.2
7.1
7.1
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
410
416
429
1.4
1.5
1.5
2,017
2,024
2,040
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
419
413
399
1.5
1.4
1.4
Jul-Sep
401
1.4
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-17
-4.2
7
0.3
2
0.0
154
1.0
-22
-0.4
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-19
-4.4
-8
-0.4
38
0.8
391
2.6
-68
-1.1
Male
Thousands
16 up to 30 hours
% of total
All
% of total
Thousands
% of total
LWZD
YCDY
LWZG
12,864
13,079
13,582
13,766
14,037
14,278
14,445
14,767
15,068
48.6
49.0
50.2
50.2
50.7
51.2
51.3
52.0
52.6
6,890
6,860
6,575
6,660
6,653
6,456
6,296
6,118
6,071
26.1
25.7
24.3
24.3
24.0
23.2
22.4
21.5
21.2
17.7
17.7
17.6
14,858
14,895
14,951
52.2
52.3
52.4
6,099
6,101
6,086
21.4
21.4
21.3
5,021
5,028
5,006
17.6
17.6
17.5
14,984
15,047
15,135
52.4
52.6
52.8
6,103
6,080
6,090
21.4
21.2
21.2
7.0
7.1
7.1
5,013
5,040
5,048
17.5
17.6
17.6
15,133
15,083
15,068
52.8
52.7
52.6
6,090
6,083
6,071
21.2
21.2
21.2
2,035
2,039
2,025
7.1
7.1
7.0
5,073
5,094
5,089
17.7
17.7
17.7
15,095
15,120
15,164
52.6
52.6
52.7
6,054
6,065
6,082
21.1
21.1
21.1
2,042
7.1
5,075
17.6
15,249
53.0
6,031
20.9
YCDN
LWYV
YCDQ
LWYY
YCDT
LWZB
YCDW
LWZE
YCDZ
LWZH
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
128
115
128
116
92
101
123
108
113
0.9
0.8
0.9
0.8
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.7
0.7
449
454
454
482
461
503
506
509
515
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.2
3.1
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
783
796
878
868
899
930
1,101
1,119
1,152
5.4
5.5
6.0
5.8
6.0
6.2
7.2
7.3
7.5
7,420
7,590
7,940
8,022
8,203
8,375
8,475
8,746
8,880
51.5
52.1
54.0
53.8
54.6
55.6
55.5
56.9
57.5
5,625
5,616
5,304
5,419
5,364
5,142
5,054
4,882
4,785
39.1
38.5
36.1
36.3
35.7
34.2
33.1
31.8
31.0
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
113
107
113
0.7
0.7
0.7
501
494
495
3.3
3.2
3.2
1,147
1,147
1,145
7.5
7.4
7.4
8,787
8,807
8,833
57.1
57.2
57.3
4,843
4,843
4,842
31.5
31.5
31.4
Oct-Nov
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
110
116
110
0.7
0.7
0.7
508
510
505
3.3
3.3
3.3
1,142
1,149
1,142
7.4
7.4
7.4
8,839
8,861
8,902
57.2
57.3
57.6
4,845
4,825
4,809
31.4
31.2
31.1
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
110
109
113
0.7
0.7
0.7
498
502
515
3.2
3.2
3.3
1,148
1,158
1,152
7.4
7.5
7.5
8,918
8,894
8,880
57.6
57.5
57.5
4,801
4,806
4,785
31.0
31.1
31.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
112
115
112
0.7
0.7
0.7
508
513
510
3.3
3.3
3.3
1,148
1,149
1,136
7.4
7.4
7.3
8,913
8,927
8,939
57.6
57.7
57.7
4,784
4,774
4,790
30.9
30.8
30.9
Jul-Sep
115
0.7
516
3.3
1,141
7.4
8,985
57.9
4,750
30.6
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
2
1.9
8
1.6
-7
-0.6
72
0.8
-33
-0.7
Over last 12 months
Per cent
2
1.4
14
2.9
-6
-0.5
198
2.3
-93
-1.9
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
a
Note:
Less than 6 hours
YCDO
LWYW
YCDR
LWYZ
YCDU
LWZC
YCDX
LWZF
YCEA
LWZI
374
386
364
359
335
313
309
310
315
3.1
3.2
3.0
2.9
2.6
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.4
1,710
1,686
1,677
1,653
1,589
1,529
1,615
1,608
1,525
14.2
13.9
13.6
13.2
12.5
11.9
12.5
12.3
11.5
3,251
3,338
3,395
3,529
3,625
3,756
3,772
3,870
3,896
27.0
27.5
27.5
28.2
28.6
29.3
29.2
29.7
29.5
5,444
5,489
5,642
5,744
5,834
5,902
5,970
6,021
6,187
45.2
45.2
45.7
45.9
46.0
46.1
46.3
46.2
46.8
1,264
1,244
1,270
1,242
1,289
1,315
1,242
1,236
1,287
10.5
10.2
10.3
9.9
10.2
10.3
9.6
9.5
9.7
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
307
304
301
2.3
2.3
2.3
1,549
1,554
1,564
11.8
11.9
11.9
3,890
3,881
3,880
29.8
29.7
29.6
6,072
6,088
6,118
46.4
46.5
46.7
1,256
1,258
1,244
9.6
9.6
9.5
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
301
300
300
2.3
2.3
2.3
1,551
1,535
1,533
11.8
11.7
11.6
3,879
3,879
3,865
29.5
29.5
29.3
6,144
6,186
6,233
46.8
47.0
47.2
1,258
1,255
1,281
9.6
9.5
9.7
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
300
307
315
2.3
2.3
2.4
1,519
1,523
1,525
11.5
11.6
11.5
3,865
3,882
3,896
29.3
29.5
29.5
6,214
6,189
6,187
47.1
47.0
46.8
1,288
1,278
1,287
9.8
9.7
9.7
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
307
298
287
2.3
2.2
2.2
1,527
1,526
1,515
11.6
11.5
11.4
3,925
3,944
3,953
29.7
29.8
29.8
6,182
6,193
6,225
46.8
46.7
46.9
1,270
1,292
1,292
9.6
9.7
9.7
Jul-Sep
287
2.2
1,526
11.5
3,933
29.6
6,264
47.1
1,281
9.6
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-20
-6.4
-1
-0.1
9
0.2
83
1.3
11
0.9
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-20
-6.5
-23
-1.5
44
1.1
192
3.2
25
2.0
Main job only.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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PRODUCTIVITY
Key productivity measures
B.32
Seasonally adjusted (2002=100)
UNITED KINGDOM
Whole economy
Output per Output Productivity
jobsb
workera
SIC 1992
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Production industries
Output per
filled
jobc
Output per
hour
workedd
Output Productivity Output per
jobsb
filled
jobc
Manufacturing industries
Output per
hour
workedd
Output Productivity
jobsb
Output per
filled
jobc
Output per
hour
workedd
88.7
90.3
91.5
93.6
95.3
98.0
99.1
100.0
101.5
103.6
82.1
84.3
86.9
89.9
92.7
96.4
98.3
100.0
102.5
105.6
93.2
94.1
95.5
96.4
97.7
98.6
99.3
100.0
100.9
101.6
88.1
89.6
91.0
93.3
94.8
97.8
99.1
100.0
101.6
103.9
86.5
88.0
89.3
91.6
93.6
97.2
98.2
100.0
102.0
104.6
97.3
98.7
100.0
101.1
102.3
104.2
102.6
100.0
99.5
100.3
117.2
118.0
118.5
117.8
113.4
109.5
104.7
100.0
95.3
91.8
83.1
83.6
84.4
85.8
90.2
95.1
97.9
100.0
104.4
109.3
82.6
82.7
83.4
84.9
89.6
94.8
97.3
100.0
104.2
108.5
98.1
98.9
100.7
101.3
102.1
104.6
103.2
100.0
100.1
102.0
117.6
118.4
118.7
118.1
113.9
109.9
104.7
100.0
95.2
91.7
83.4
83.5
84.8
85.8
89.6
95.2
98.5
100.0
105.1
111.2
83.2
82.6
83.7
84.9
89.0
94.7
97.8
100.0
104.8
110.4
1995 Q3
Q4
88.8
89.1
82.2
82.9
93.4
93.8
88.1
88.4
86.7
87.0
97.7
98.1
117.3
118.8
83.3
82.5
83.3
82.3
98.5
98.7
117.7
119.6
83.7
82.5
83.9
82.8
1996 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
89.8
89.8
90.3
91.1
83.6
83.7
84.3
85.5
93.9
93.9
94.0
94.4
89.0
89.1
89.7
90.6
87.7
87.3
88.0
89.1
98.7
98.1
98.5
99.5
118.8
117.8
117.5
118.0
83.1
83.2
83.8
84.3
82.6
82.0
83.0
83.1
98.9
98.1
98.7
99.8
119.7
117.6
117.9
118.4
82.6
83.4
83.7
84.3
82.7
81.7
83.0
83.0
1997 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
91.0
91.1
91.6
92.3
86.0
86.5
87.1
88.1
94.9
95.4
95.8
95.9
90.6
90.6
91.0
91.9
88.6
88.9
89.3
90.1
99.8
99.8
100.4
100.2
118.6
118.7
118.4
118.2
84.1
84.0
84.7
84.7
83.0
83.2
83.5
83.7
100.6
100.3
100.8
100.9
118.7
119.0
118.6
118.4
84.7
84.3
85.0
85.1
83.4
83.5
83.7
84.1
1998 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
92.9
93.3
93.9
94.4
88.8
89.3
90.3
91.1
96.0
96.1
96.4
96.9
92.5
93.0
93.6
94.1
90.5
91.1
91.8
92.9
101.1
101.3
101.2
100.7
118.3
118.4
117.8
116.9
85.4
85.6
85.8
86.2
85.1
84.5
84.4
85.7
101.7
101.7
101.4
100.6
118.6
118.6
118.0
117.1
85.8
85.7
85.9
85.8
85.4
84.6
84.3
85.3
1999 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
94.5
94.9
95.4
96.2
91.5
92.1
92.9
94.1
97.2
97.6
97.9
98.1
94.2
94.3
94.9
95.9
92.9
93.3
93.7
94.6
101.2
101.6
103.0
103.3
115.3
113.8
112.7
112.1
87.8
89.3
91.4
92.2
87.6
89.0
90.1
91.7
101.0
101.4
102.7
103.2
115.7
114.2
113.2
112.6
87.3
88.8
90.7
91.6
87.0
88.3
89.5
91.0
2000 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
97.3
97.7
98.2
98.7
95.4
96.1
96.9
97.3
98.3
98.5
98.8
98.8
97.1
97.6
98.1
98.4
97.3
96.8
97.6
97.2
103.8
104.4
104.1
104.5
111.3
110.2
109.0
107.6
93.2
94.7
95.5
97.1
93.0
93.8
95.0
97.2
103.8
104.4
104.6
105.5
111.9
110.5
109.3
107.8
92.7
94.4
95.7
97.8
92.4
93.4
95.1
97.8
2001 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
98.9
99.0
99.2
99.3
97.9
98.2
98.4
98.8
99.0
99.3
99.3
99.4
98.9
98.9
99.1
99.4
97.9
97.8
98.2
98.9
104.5
102.9
102.4
100.4
106.5
105.5
104.0
102.8
98.1
97.5
98.5
97.7
98.0
96.7
97.6
97.1
105.5
103.2
103.0
100.9
106.6
105.6
104.1
102.7
99.0
97.7
99.0
98.2
98.7
96.8
98.0
97.5
2002 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
99.8
99.7
100.3
100.2
99.3
99.7
100.3
100.7
99.6
99.9
100.1
100.5
99.7
99.8
100.2
100.2
99.3
100.1
100.1
100.4
100.0
100.3
100.1
99.6
101.6
100.8
99.3
98.4
98.5
99.5
100.8
101.2
97.8
100.3
101.5
100.4
100.2
99.7
100.7
99.3
101.6
100.8
99.3
98.4
98.7
98.9
101.4
101.0
98.0
99.8
102.1
100.2
2003 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
100.9
100.9
101.8
102.6
101.4
101.8
102.9
103.9
100.6
100.8
101.0
101.1
100.8
101.1
101.8
102.7
101.2
101.2
102.2
103.6
99.4
99.1
99.5
100.1
97.3
95.9
94.7
93.5
102.2
103.3
105.1
107.1
101.8
103.3
104.4
107.3
99.4
99.5
100.2
101.1
97.2
95.7
94.5
93.4
102.3
104.0
106.0
108.2
101.8
103.8
105.3
108.3
2004 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
103.1
103.7
103.8
103.8
104.9
105.5
105.8
106.2
101.4
101.6
101.6
101.9
103.4
103.9
104.1
104.2
104.0
104.9
104.9
104.5
100.3
101.0
99.9
100.1
92.7
92.2
91.5
90.8
108.2
109.5
109.2
110.2
108.0
108.6
108.0
109.4
101.6
102.4
101.7
102.3
92.6
92.2
91.5
90.7
109.6
111.1
111.1
112.9
109.4
110.1
109.9
112.1
2005 Q1
Q2
Q3 P
103.7
104.2
..
106.5
107.0
..
102.2
102.4
..
104.2
104.5
..
104.5
105.2
..
99.2
99.2
..
90.2
89.2
..
110.0
111.1
..
108.6
110.0
..
101.5
101.3
101.6
90.1
89.1
88.2
112.6
113.6
115.3
111.4
112.7
..
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a
b
c
d
Output per worker is the ratio of gross value added at basic prices and Labour Force Survey (LFS) total employment.
Productivity jobs are constrained to equal LFS jobs for the whole economy.
Output per filled job is the ratio of gross value added at basic prices and productivity jobs.
Output per hour worked is the ratio of gross value added at basic prices and productivity hours.
P
Provisional
Note: The full productivity and unit wage costs datasets with associated articles can be found on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk/productivity.
For information on this table, please e-mail [email protected]
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EMPLOYMENT
Employment ratesa: international comparisons
Not seasonally adjusted (except where otherwise stated)
Austria
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Q4
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
a
b
c
Cyprus
Czech
Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
YXSN
YXSO
A4AC
A4AD
YXSP
A4AE
YXSQ
YXSR
68.5
59.5
..
65.6
75.4
..
65.5
..
61.7
Q1
67.9
59.9
..
64.7
75.6
60.1
64.7
Q2
68.5
60.9
65.4
64.9
76.4
60.3
68.1
..
Q3
68.9
61.1
..
65.1
76.5
61.4
69.2
..
Q4
68.7
60.2
..
65.2
76.5
60.0
66.6
..
62.7
Q1
67.8
60.1
..
65.0
75.2
59.5
66.1
Q2
68.4
59.7
67.9
65.0
75.9
60.8
69.1
..
Q3
68.8
60.5
..
65.0
76.9
62.3
69.7
..
Q4
68.5
59.5
..
65.1
76.8
61.4
67.6
..
62.9
Q1
68.1
59.5
..
64.9
75.4
60.9
66.4
Q2
68.8
59.7
68.5
65.5
76.4
61.7
69.1
..
Q3
69.2
60.4
..
65.6
76.1
63.2
69.6
..
Q4
68.9
60.0
..
65.7
75.6
62.2
67.2
..
63.2
Q1
68.2
59.0
..
65.0
74.4
61.2
66.4
Q2
69.1
59.3
69.2
64.9
75.1
62.3
68.7
63.3
Q3
69.6
59.7
..
64.6
76.0
64.3
69.2
63.6
Q4
69.0
60.4
..
64.4
75.0
63.7
66.5
62.9
Q1
66.5
59.9
..
63.7
74.5
62.5
65.9
62.8
Q2
67.7
60.5
69.4
64.1
76.0
62.9
68.3
63.2
Q3
68.8
60.4
69.1
64.4
76.6
63.3
69.3
63.6
Q4
68.1
60.6
68.8
64.5
75.6
63.4
67.1
62.9
62.8
Q1
67.6
60.9
68.4
64.1
75.2
63.2
66.7
Q2
68.4
61.0
68.7
64.7
75.5
64.9
..
..
Q3
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Germany
1999
Belgium
Q4
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
YXSS
YXST
A4AF
YXSU
YXSV
A4AG
A4AH
YXSW
..
55.5
56.1
63.9
53.1
58.4
60.3
..
Q1
..
55.7
55.5
63.9
52.5
..
..
..
Q2
65.3
56.6
55.9
64.5
53.4
57.4
59.6
62.7
Q3
..
56.9
56.6
66.9
54.3
..
..
..
Q4
..
56.6
56.9
65.3
54.6
57.2
57.9
..
Q1
..
56.1
56.0
65.1
54.2
..
..
..
Q2
65.7
56.5
56.1
65.2
54.5
58.9
58.1
63.0
Q3
..
56.8
56.5
67.4
55.3
..
..
..
Q4
..
55.9
56.2
65.6
55.2
58.8
56.5
..
Q1
..
56.2
55.8
65.1
55.1
58.1
57.6
..
Q2
65.4
57.7
56.2
65.1
55.4
60.5
60.6
63.6
Q3
..
58.1
56.4
66.5
55.9
61.9
61.6
..
Q4
..
57.9
56.5
65.1
55.8
61.2
59.7
..
62.7
Q1
..
58.1
56.1
64.8
55.5
61.1
59.0
Q2
64.9
58.9
57.0
65.1
56.1
61.7
62.8
62.7
Q3
..
59.2
57.5
66.4
56.5
63.0
62.0
62.7
Q4
..
58.8
57.5
65.7
56.3
61.4
60.7
62.7
61.6
Q1
64.0
58.7
56.6
65.7
57.0
61.4
60.2
Q2
64.3
59.6
56.6
65.5
57.7
62.2
61.4
61.6
Q3
..
59.7
56.8
67.2
57.8
63.3
61.7
61.6
Q4
65.9
59.6
57.0
66.7
58.0
62.2
61.4
61.6
..
Q1
64.9
59.5
56.4
66.8
57.3
62.5
61.4
Q2
..
60.3
56.8
..
57.8
..
62.6
..
Q3
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
The employment rates are based on the population aged 15-64, except where otherwise specified.
The employment rate for the UK published by EUROSTAT is based on the population aged 15-64. It differs from the employment rate for the UK published by the Office for National Statistics which is seasonally
adjusted and is based on the working age population aged 16-64 (men) and 16-59 (women).
The employment rate for the US is based on the population aged 16-64.
Note: All rates are EUROSTAT data, except where otherwise specified.
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EMPLOYMENT
Employment ratesa: international comparisons
Not seasonally adjusted (except where otherwise stated)
Malta
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Q4
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Slovak
Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
A4AI
YXSX
A4AJ
YXSY
A4AK
A4AL
YXSZ
YXTA
..
..
..
67.7
57.7
61.9
54.7
..
Q1
..
71.6
54.6
67.9
56.6
61.6
55.2
..
Q2
54.5
72.9
55.1
68.2
56.3
62.7
56.1
71.1
Q3
..
73.5
55.5
68.6
56.9
64.1
56.8
..
Q4
..
73.8
54.7
68.8
57.3
63.0
57.0
..
73.0
Q1
..
73.7
53.3
68.9
56.3
63.2
57.1
Q2
54.7
74.1
53.7
68.9
56.7
63.6
57.7
74.4
Q3
..
74.3
53.8
69.1
57.1
65.1
58.3
75.2
Q4
..
74.4
52.6
69.1
57.2
63.3
58.2
73.6
Q1
53.0
73.9
51.3
69.0
56.2
63.9
57.9
72.8
Q2
55.0
74.5
51.7
69.2
56.5
64.3
58.6
74.0
Q3
55.2
74.7
51.7
69.0
57.1
63.4
58.9
74.7
Q4
54.5
74.5
51.2
68.0
57.4
62.2
58.9
73.0
Q1
54.7
73.7
50.4
68.1
56.9
62.0
58.9
72.0
Q2
54.6
73.8
51.4
68.2
57.9
62.5
59.7
73.6
Q3
53.7
73.8
51.6
68.2
58.3
62.5
60.3
73.9
Q4
53.7
73.3
51.4
67.9
57.8
63.3
60.4
72.0
Q1
54.4
72.8
50.5
67.8
56.1
63.8
60.3
71.0
Q2
53.8
73.1
51.4
68.0
56.7
65.6
60.9
72.4
Q3
54.0
73.5
52.3
67.8
57.6
66.8
61.5
73.3
Q4
54.0
73.1
52.4
67.8
57.5
64.9
61.8
71.5
70.7
Q1
54.6
72.6
51.5
67.3
56.9
65.2
62.1
Q2
..
73.2
..
67.6
57.4
66.0
63.2
..
Q3
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
National Statistical Offices Employment Rates
United
Kingdomb
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
a
b
c
Q4
EU 25
EU 15
Eurozone
Canada
Japan
United
Kingdomb
United
Statesc
ANZ6
A4AB
YXTD
YXTC
IUUK
YXTF
MGSU
YXTE
71.1
..
..
..
70.3
69.0
74.2
74.0
Q1
70.8
..
..
..
69.3
67.9
74.2
74.3
Q2
71.0
62.2
63.2
61.4
71.2
69.3
74.4
74.3
Q3
71.7
..
..
..
72.1
69.2
74.6
73.9
Q4
71.3
..
..
..
71.0
69.2
74.4
73.9
Q1
71.3
..
..
..
69.5
68.5
74.6
74.0
Q2
71.3
62.7
63.9
62.0
71.3
69.2
74.5
73.4
Q3
71.6
..
..
..
71.9
68.8
74.4
72.9
Q4
71.5
..
..
..
70.4
68.6
74.4
72.3
Q1
71.0
..
..
..
69.2
67.7
74.3
72.1
Q2
71.2
62.8
64.2
62.4
71.6
68.3
74.5
72.0
Q3
71.5
..
..
..
73.0
68.5
74.4
72.0
Q4
71.6
..
..
..
71.9
68.5
74.7
71.7
Q1
71.2
..
..
..
70.7
67.6
74.6
71.4
Q2
71.3
62.9
64.3
62.5
72.4
68.5
74.8
71.3
Q3
71.6
..
..
..
73.2
68.7
74.6
71.0
Q4
71.6
..
..
..
72.3
68.7
74.6
71.1
71.1
Q1
71.6
62.6
64.1
62.3
70.9
67.9
74.8
Q2
71.5
63.0
64.5
62.7
73.0
68.9
74.7
71.2
Q3
71.7
..
..
..
73.7
69.2
74.7
71.3
Q4
71.8
63.6
65.0
63.4
72.5
68.9
74.9
71.3
71.2
Q1
71.8
63.2
64.7
63.0
71.1
68.2
74.9
Q2
71.5
..
..
..
72.9
69.6
74.7
71.5
Q3
..
..
..
..
73.5
69.8
74.9
71.7
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The employment rates are based on the population aged 15-64, except where otherwise specified.
The employment rate for the UK published by EUROSTAT is based on the population aged 15-64. It differs from the employment rate for the UK published by the Office for National Statistics which is seasonally
adjusted and is based on the working age population aged 16-64 (men) and 16-59 (women).
The employment rate for the US is based on the population aged 16-64.
Note: All rates are EUROSTAT data, except where otherwise specified.
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Tables
C.1
UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment by age and duration
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
All aged 16 and over
UNITED
KINGDOM
All Rate (%)a
All
2
Up to 6
months
Over 6 and
up to 12
months
All
over 12
months
Per cent
over 12
months
All
over 24
months
3
4
5
6
7
All Rate (%)a
8
9
Up to 6
months
Over 6 and
up to 12
months
All
over 12
months
Per cent
over 12
months
All
over 24
months
10
11
12
13
14
MGSC
MGSX
YBWF
YBWG
YBWH
YBWI
YBWL
YBSH
YBTI
YBWO
YBWR
YBWU
YBWX
YBXA
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2,045
1,783
1,759
1,638
1,431
1,533
1,476
1,426
1,424
7.2
6.3
6.1
5.6
4.9
5.2
5.0
4.8
4.7
973
969
997
961
847
972
955
906
914
305
248
263
239
216
230
202
232
213
767
566
499
437
368
331
319
288
298
37.5
31.7
28.4
26.7
25.7
21.6
21.6
20.2
20.9
484
354
296
245
211
178
157
135
135
2,021
1,763
1,740
1,621
1,416
1,511
1,459
1,409
1,408
7.3
6.4
6.2
5.7
5.0
5.3
5.1
4.9
4.9
964
961
988
954
841
960
947
897
906
303
246
260
237
213
227
199
229
210
755
555
491
431
363
324
313
283
292
37.3
31.5
28.2
26.6
25.6
21.5
21.5
20.1
20.7
476
347
290
241
207
174
154
131
132
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
1,392
1,394
1,408
4.7
4.7
4.7
906
907
908
211
214
213
276
273
287
19.8
19.6
20.4
122
124
136
1,376
1,379
1,390
4.8
4.8
4.8
897
899
899
208
211
210
271
268
281
19.7
19.4
20.2
119
121
133
Oct-Dec
1,418
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
1,418
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win) 1,439
4.7
4.7
4.8
917
921
926
218
213
216
283
284
296
19.9
20.0
20.6
135
134
137
1,400
1,399
1,420
4.8
4.8
4.9
908
911
917
215
210
214
276
278
290
19.7
19.9
20.4
131
130
134
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
1,408
1,406
1,424
4.7
4.7
4.7
903
902
914
212
211
213
294
293
298
20.8
20.9
20.9
132
130
135
1,390
1,387
1,408
4.8
4.8
4.9
894
892
906
209
209
210
287
286
292
20.6
20.6
20.7
128
126
132
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
1,434
1,418
1,417
4.8
4.7
4.7
913
899
885
214
218
231
306
302
300
21.4
21.3
21.2
142
142
140
1,417
1,399
1,395
4.9
4.8
4.8
905
889
875
212
215
228
300
294
292
21.2
21.0
20.9
138
138
135
Jul-Sep
1,433
4.7
900
240
293
20.4
133
1,409
4.8
888
236
285
20.2
129
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-1
-0.1
0.0
-13
-1.4
25
11.7
-13
-4.3
-0.9
-9
-6.0
-8
-0.6
0.0
-17
-1.9
24
11.3
-15
-5.0
-0.9
-9
-6.7
Over last 12 months
Per cent
41
2.9
0.1
-6
-0.6
29
13.8
17
6.2
0.6
11
9.3
33
2.4
0.1
-9
-1.0
28
13.4
14
5.2
0.5
10
8.1
MGSD
MGSY
MGYK
MGYM
MGYO
YBWJ
YBWM
YBSI
YBTJ
YBWP
YBWS
YBWV
YBWY
YBXB
1,283
1,076
1,070
974
847
919
903
829
840
8.2
6.9
6.8
6.1
5.3
5.8
5.6
5.1
5.2
533
514
550
518
454
532
547
489
494
186
162
162
139
130
154
128
142
139
564
401
358
317
263
234
228
198
208
44.0
37.2
33.4
32.6
31.1
25.4
25.3
23.8
24.8
376
269
224
187
158
131
121
98
100
1,271
1,067
1,062
968
840
909
895
819
833
8.2
6.9
6.9
6.2
5.4
5.8
5.7
5.2
5.2
530
511
547
516
451
527
544
484
491
184
161
161
137
129
153
127
141
137
557
395
354
314
260
230
225
194
205
43.8
37.1
33.3
32.5
31.0
25.3
25.1
23.7
24.6
370
265
220
185
156
128
119
96
98
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
815
806
832
5.0
5.0
5.1
489
484
495
135
135
138
192
187
199
23.5
23.1
23.9
93
93
103
807
798
821
5.1
5.0
5.2
485
480
490
134
134
136
189
184
195
23.4
23.0
23.8
91
91
101
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004- Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
834
833
836
5.1
5.1
5.1
498
501
494
141
137
139
195
195
204
23.4
23.5
24.4
101
98
99
823
823
825
5.2
5.2
5.2
493
496
489
139
135
137
191
191
200
23.2
23.3
24.2
98
95
97
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
830
828
840
5.1
5.1
5.2
489
484
494
138
139
139
204
204
208
24.5
24.7
24.8
97
97
100
820
819
833
5.1
5.1
5.2
484
480
491
136
138
137
200
201
205
24.4
24.5
24.6
95
95
98
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
834
836
842
5.1
5.1
5.2
485
487
485
138
139
141
211
211
215
25.3
25.2
25.6
104
104
106
826
826
832
5.2
5.2
5.2
482
483
481
136
137
140
208
207
211
25.2
25.0
25.4
102
102
103
Jul-Sep
849
5.2
494
146
208
24.6
100
839
5.2
490
145
204
24.3
97
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
15
1.8
0.1
9
1.9
9
6.2
-3
-1.2
-0.8
-4
-3.9
12
1.5
0.1
8
1.6
8
6.1
-4
-1.7
-0.8
-5
-4.6
Over last 12 months
Per cent
34
4.2
0.2
6
1.1
12
8.6
17
8.7
1.0
7
7.5
32
3.9
0.2
5
1.1
11
8.3
15
8.1
1.0
6
6.6
Male
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Female
a
*
Note:
1
All aged 16-59/64
MGSE
MGSZ
MGYL
MGYN
MGYP
YBWK
YBWN
YBSJ
YBTK
YBWQ
YBWT
YBWW
YBWZ
YBXC
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
762
707
689
663
583
614
573
598
584
6.0
5.5
5.3
5.0
4.4
4.6
4.3
4.4
4.2
439
455
446
443
393
440
408
417
420
120
87
101
101
86
76
74
90
74
203
165
142
120
105
98
90
91
90
26.6
23.3
20.6
18.0
18.0
15.9
15.8
15.2
15.4
109
85
72
58
53
47
35
36
35
750
696
678
654
576
602
563
590
574
6.1
5.6
5.4
5.2
4.5
4.7
4.4
4.5
4.4
434
450
441
438
389
433
403
413
415
119
86
99
99
84
74
73
88
73
198
160
138
116
103
95
88
89
86
26.3
23.0
20.3
17.8
17.8
15.7
15.6
15.0
15.1
105
82
70
56
51
45
34
35
34
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
577
588
576
4.2
4.3
4.2
417
423
413
76
79
75
84
86
88
14.6
14.7
15.3
29
32
33
568
581
569
4.4
4.5
4.4
412
419
409
74
77
74
82
85
86
14.4
14.6
15.1
28
31
31
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
584
585
603
4.3
4.3
4.4
419
420
433
78
76
78
87
89
93
14.9
15.2
15.3
34
36
38
576
577
595
4.4
4.4
4.5
415
416
428
76
75
77
85
86
90
14.8
15.0
15.1
33
35
37
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
578
578
584
4.2
4.2
4.2
414
418
420
74
72
74
90
89
90
15.5
15.4
15.4
35
33
35
569
568
574
4.4
4.4
4.4
409
412
415
73
71
73
87
85
86
15.2
15.0
15.1
33
31
34
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
600
582
575
4.3
4.2
4.2
428
412
400
77
79
90
95
91
85
15.8
15.7
14.7
38
38
34
590
572
564
4.5
4.4
4.3
423
407
394
76
78
89
92
88
81
15.6
15.3
14.4
36
36
32
Jul-Sep
584
4.2
406
93
85
14.5
33
570
4.3
398
91
81
14.1
31
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-16
-2.7
-0.1
-22
-5.2
16
21.5
-11
-11.1
-1.4
-4
-11.8
-20
-3.4
-0.2
-25
-5.8
16
20.6
-11
-12.3
-1.4
-5
-12.8
Over last 12 months
Per cent
7
1.2
0.0
-11
-2.7
17
23.0
0
0.6
-0.1
4
15.1
2
0.3
0.0
-14
-3.3
17
22.7
-1
-1.7
-0.3
4
13.1
Denominator = economically active for that age group.
Sample size too small for a reliable estimate.
Relationship between columns: 1=3+4+5; 8=10+11+12.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment by age and duration
C.1
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
16-17
UNITED
KINGDOM
All Rate (%)a
Per cent
over 12
months
All
over 24
months
All Rate (%)a
7
8
Over 6 and
Up to 6
up to 12
months
months
9
10
11
All
over 12
months
12
Per cent
over 12
months
13
All
over 24
months
1
2
4
5
6
YBVK
YBXD
YBXG
YBXJ
YBXM
YBXP
YBVN
YBVQ
YBXS
YBXV
YBXY
YBYB
YBYE
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
168
159
169
177
146
163
177
175
173
19.4
18.7
20.0
20.9
17.9
20.0
21.1
21.3
21.4
129
131
136
144
122
131
139
135
137
23
19
23
24
15
22
23
30
25
16
*
10
*
*
10
15
10
11
9.6
*
5.7
*
*
6.0
8.3
5.6
6.2
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
489
437
424
403
375
393
403
390
429
13.1
12.0
11.7
11.0
10.2
10.4
10.6
10.0
11.0
289
286
290
284
269
279
305
277
309
76
66
69
53
50
69
48
62
58
124
85
64
66
56
45
50
51
62
25.3
19.4
15.1
16.4
14.9
11.4
12.5
13.1
14.5
57
36
26
28
18
13
23
18
23
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
187
177
177
22.2
21.3
21.5
146
141
145
29
24
22
12
11
10
6.3
6.3
5.4
*
*
*
404
414
416
10.4
10.6
10.6
293
299
298
59
62
61
52
54
57
12.9
13.0
13.7
17
17
21
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
170
172
176
20.9
21.1
21.5
139
141
142
23
23
25
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
428
420
423
10.9
10.7
10.7
305
302
306
65
61
59
58
57
58
13.5
13.5
13.8
20
19
19
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
177
174
173
21.8
21.5
21.4
143
141
137
23
23
25
12
11
11
6.7
6.0
6.2
*
*
*
395
404
429
10.1
10.3
11.0
286
289
309
52
56
58
57
59
62
14.3
14.6
14.5
19
20
23
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
175
175
176
21.6
21.6
22.3
138
138
138
26
26
27
12
12
11
6.6
6.8
6.2
*
*
*
436
420
425
11.1
10.6
10.8
311
297
292
58
60
69
67
63
64
15.3
14.9
15.0
27
27
27
Jul-Sep
176
22.4
138
27
12
6.7
*
431
10.9
295
76
61
14.1
26
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
1
0.8
0.8
0
0.0
1
4.1
0
2.0
0.1
*
*
-5
-1.1
-0.1
-16
-5.1
17
29.2
-6
-9.0
-1.2
-1
-4.9
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-10
-5.4
0.2
-8
-5.7
-2
-6.2
0
-0.2
0.3
*
*
27
6.8
0.6
2
0.6
17
28.8
9
16.8
1.2
8
48.6
Male
3
18-24
All
over 12
months
YBVH
All
14
YBVI
YBVL
YBXE
YBXH
YBXK
YBXN
YBXQ
YBVO
YBVR
YBXT
YBXW
YBXZ
YBYC
YBYF
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
90
85
101
96
85
91
101
103
95
20.9
19.8
23.3
22.3
20.3
22.1
23.8
24.8
23.3
68
69
80
78
70
69
78
78
73
14
10
13
12
*
17
15
19
14
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
304
262
250
239
221
246
247
217
264
15.2
13.5
13.0
12.2
11.4
12.2
12.2
10.4
12.6
167
159
161
160
147
165
179
144
178
46
47
46
30
33
49
31
37
39
91
56
43
48
41
32
36
36
48
29.9
21.4
17.2
20.2
18.4
13.0
14.6
16.4
18.0
45
27
19
21
13
*
17
13
20
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
112
100
99
26.3
24.3
24.1
85
78
78
20
16
15
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
230
238
251
11.1
11.4
12.0
154
158
167
40
42
42
36
38
41
15.8
16.2
16.4
13
14
17
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
92
91
95
22.8
22.1
23.0
73
71
73
15
14
16
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
258
258
256
12.3
12.3
12.2
175
180
178
40
36
33
42
43
45
16.4
16.5
17.6
16
16
16
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
97
97
95
23.6
23.8
23.3
75
77
73
14
14
14
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
244
246
264
11.6
11.7
12.6
170
166
178
31
35
39
43
45
48
17.8
18.2
18.0
16
17
20
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
100
99
100
24.4
24.2
25.6
74
74
76
18
17
15
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
262
261
262
12.4
12.3
12.3
173
171
169
38
41
43
51
49
50
19.5
18.7
19.3
23
22
23
Jul-Sep
102
25.9
79
15
*
*
*
268
12.6
172
49
47
17.7
21
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
2
2.2
1.5
5
6.2
-3
-18.3
*
*
*
*
*
6
2.2
0.2
-1
-0.4
10
27.1
-4
-7.5
-1.9
-2
-7.5
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-10
-8.8
-0.4
-5
-6.5
-5
-26.6
*
*
*
*
*
38
16.4
1.5
18
11.4
9
22.9
11
30.2
1.9
8
60.7
Female
a
*
Note:
Over 6 and
Up to 6
up to 12
months
months
YBVJ
YBVM
YBXF
YBXI
YBXL
YBXO
YBXR
YBVP
YBVS
YBXU
YBXX
YBYA
YBYD
YBYG
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
78
74
68
81
61
72
76
72
79
18.0
17.5
16.6
19.4
15.4
17.8
18.4
17.6
19.4
60
62
56
65
52
62
61
57
64
*
*
10
11
*
*
*
11
11
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
184
175
173
164
154
147
156
174
164
10.7
10.3
10.2
9.5
8.9
8.3
8.8
9.5
9.1
122
127
129
124
122
113
126
133
131
30
19
23
22
16
21
16
24
19
33
28
21
18
15
13
14
16
14
17.8
16.3
12.2
10.8
9.8
8.8
9.2
9.0
8.8
13
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
75
77
78
18.0
18.3
19.0
62
63
67
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
173
177
166
9.5
9.7
9.1
139
141
131
19
20
19
16
15
16
9.0
8.7
9.6
*
*
*
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
78
82
81
19.0
20.0
19.9
66
70
69
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
170
162
167
9.3
8.9
9.1
130
123
128
25
25
26
15
14
13
9.1
8.8
8.0
*
*
*
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
80
77
79
19.9
19.3
19.4
67
64
64
*
*
11
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
151
158
164
8.3
8.7
9.1
116
123
131
21
20
19
13
14
14
8.8
9.0
8.8
*
*
*
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
75
76
76
18.7
19.0
19.0
63
64
62
*
*
11
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
174
159
163
9.5
8.7
9.0
138
126
124
20
19
26
16
14
13
8.9
8.7
8.2
*
*
*
Jul-Sep
74
18.9
59
12
*
*
*
163
9.0
123
27
13
8.2
*
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-1
-1.1
0.2
-5
-7.3
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
-10
-6.0
-0.5
-15
-10.9
7
33.2
-2
-14.1
-0.8
*
*
Over last 12 months
Per cent
0
-0.4
0.9
-3
-4.6
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
-10
-5.9
-0.5
-16
-11.4
8
40.9
-2
-14.6
-0.8
*
*
Denominator = economically active for that age group.
Sample size too small for a reliable estimate.
Relationship between columns: 1=3+4+5; 8=10+11+12.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
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Tables
C.1
UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment by age and duration
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
25-49
UNITED
KINGDOM
All Rate (%)a
Over 6 and
up to 12
months
Per cent
over 12
months
All
over 24
months
8
9
Up to 6
months
10
Over 6 and
up to 12
months
11
All
over 12
months
12
Per cent
over 12
months
13
All
over 24
months
2
4
5
6
MGXB
YBYH
YBYK
YBYN
YBYQ
YBYT
YBVT
YBVW
YBYW
YBYZ
YBZC
YBZF
YBZI
1,048
898
879
784
706
737
669
646
622
5.9
5.1
5.0
4.4
4.0
4.2
3.8
3.7
3.5
440
449
450
418
371
435
402
384
376
162
132
135
120
116
113
96
106
99
445
317
294
246
219
189
170
156
146
42.5
35.3
33.5
31.4
31.1
25.6
25.5
24.2
23.5
286
205
170
141
136
108
85
72
66
340
289
287
275
204
240
228
215
200
5.4
4.5
4.3
4.0
2.9
3.4
3.1
2.9
2.6
115
103
120
116
85
126
109
110
91
44
32
36
43
35
26
35
35
30
182
154
131
116
84
88
83
71
79
53.4
53.4
45.8
42.3
41.1
36.6
36.6
33.0
39.4
140
113
100
75
56
57
47
44
45
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
593
601
607
3.4
3.4
3.4
357
364
364
92
96
95
145
141
148
24.4
23.5
24.4
64
65
71
208
202
208
2.8
2.7
2.8
110
103
101
31
32
35
67
67
72
32.3
33.2
34.6
40
42
43
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
611
615
627
3.5
3.5
3.5
370
373
373
96
96
103
146
146
151
23.8
23.7
24.1
70
70
74
209
210
213
2.8
2.8
2.8
103
105
106
35
33
30
72
73
77
34.4
34.7
36.3
44
44
44
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
624
620
622
3.5
3.5
3.5
372
372
376
105
102
99
147
145
146
23.5
23.5
23.5
68
65
66
212
208
200
2.8
2.7
2.6
102
100
91
32
30
30
78
79
79
36.9
37.7
39.4
45
44
45
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
619
616
597
3.5
3.5
3.4
371
369
356
99
101
102
148
146
139
23.9
23.8
23.3
66
66
61
205
207
219
2.7
2.7
2.9
94
95
99
31
32
34
80
81
86
39.1
38.9
39.3
49
49
51
Jul-Sep
605
3.4
363
103
139
23.0
58
220
2.9
104
34
82
37.0
48
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-14
-2.2
-0.1
-8
-2.2
3
3.5
-9
-6.0
-0.9
-7
-11.2
16
7.6
0.2
11
11.4
3
11.2
1
1.9
-2.1
-1
-1.9
Over last 12 months
Per cent
11
1.9
0.0
7
1.9
11
11.5
-6
-4.0
-1.4
-6
-9.2
12
5.8
0.1
-6
-5.1
3
10.7
14
21.2
4.7
8
19.4
Male
7
All Rate (%)a
1
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
3
All
over 12
months
MGVI
All
14
MGVJ
MGXC
YBYI
YBYL
YBYO
YBYR
YBYU
YBVU
YBVX
YBYX
YBZA
YBZD
YBZG
YBZJ
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
651
526
518
448
395
426
399
363
348
6.8
5.5
5.4
4.7
4.1
4.5
4.2
3.8
3.7
228
221
230
207
180
220
219
197
188
94
82
80
67
65
74
59
63
62
329
223
207
175
151
131
121
103
98
50.5
42.4
40.0
39.0
38.1
30.8
30.3
28.3
28.1
221
155
125
106
99
79
65
50
47
238
203
201
191
146
157
156
146
133
6.5
5.5
5.2
4.9
3.7
3.9
3.7
3.5
3.1
70
65
78
73
57
77
70
70
54
32
23
23
29
23
14
23
22
24
136
115
100
89
65
66
63
53
55
57.3
56.9
49.8
46.6
44.9
42.0
40.4
36.5
41.7
110
87
79
60
46
43
38
35
33
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
331
329
340
3.5
3.5
3.6
180
181
183
55
56
58
96
92
99
29.0
27.9
29.1
48
47
54
141
139
143
3.3
3.3
3.4
70
68
67
20
22
23
52
49
53
36.5
35.5
37.1
31
32
32
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
342
346
343
3.6
3.6
3.6
184
185
177
63
65
68
96
96
99
27.9
27.7
28.7
51
50
51
141
138
142
3.3
3.2
3.3
66
65
65
23
21
22
53
52
54
37.6
37.4
38.4
33
32
32
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
346
345
348
3.6
3.6
3.7
179
182
188
68
66
62
98
98
98
28.5
28.4
28.1
48
47
47
143
139
133
3.4
3.3
3.1
65
60
54
25
25
24
54
55
55
37.4
39.4
41.7
32
33
33
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
341
340
335
3.6
3.6
3.5
185
185
180
59
59
59
97
97
95
28.3
28.5
28.5
45
46
44
131
136
146
3.1
3.2
3.4
53
58
61
23
22
24
56
56
61
42.4
41.4
42.0
36
36
38
Jul-Sep
335
3.5
183
60
93
27.7
41
144
3.3
61
23
60
41.6
37
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-6
-1.7
-0.1
-3
-1.6
1
1.5
-4
-3.8
-0.6
-4
-9.5
13
9.7
0.3
8
15.1
1
2.6
4
7.4
-0.9
2
4.6
Over last 12 months
Per cent
4
1.1
0.0
3
1.5
4
7.9
-3
-3.4
-1.3
-8
-16.0
2
1.6
0.0
-9
-13.2
3
17.3
8
15.6
5.0
6
19.7
Female
a
*
Note:
Up to 6
months
50 and over
MGVK
MGXD
YBYJ
YBYM
YBYP
YBYS
YBYV
YBVV
YBVY
YBYY
YBZB
YBZE
YBZH
YBZK
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
397
372
362
335
311
311
269
283
273
5.0
4.7
4.5
4.1
3.8
3.8
3.3
3.5
3.3
212
228
220
211
191
215
183
188
188
69
50
55
53
51
39
37
42
37
116
94
87
71
69
58
49
54
48
29.2
25.3
24.1
21.1
22.1
18.6
18.3
18.9
17.7
65
50
44
35
37
29
20
22
20
103
86
85
84
58
84
71
69
68
3.8
3.1
3.0
2.8
1.9
2.7
2.2
2.1
2.0
45
38
42
43
28
50
39
39
38
12
*
13
14
12
12
12
12
*
45
39
31
27
18
22
20
18
24
44.3
45.3
36.1
32.3
31.5
26.6
28.3
25.5
34.9
30
26
21
16
10
13
*
10
11
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
262
272
267
3.2
3.3
3.3
177
183
181
37
39
36
49
49
49
18.6
18.1
18.5
16
17
18
67
63
65
2.0
1.9
2.0
40
35
34
11
10
12
16
18
19
23.5
28.1
29.2
*
10
10
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
269
269
283
3.3
3.3
3.5
186
188
196
33
31
35
50
50
53
18.6
18.6
18.6
20
21
23
68
72
71
2.0
2.2
2.1
37
40
40
12
11
*
19
21
23
27.8
29.6
32.3
11
12
13
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
278
274
273
3.4
3.3
3.3
193
190
188
37
37
37
48
47
48
17.3
17.2
17.7
19
19
20
69
69
68
2.1
2.1
2.0
37
40
38
*
*
*
25
24
24
35.9
34.2
34.9
13
12
11
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
278
275
262
3.4
3.3
3.2
186
184
176
40
42
42
51
49
44
18.5
18.0
16.7
21
20
16
74
71
74
2.2
2.1
2.2
41
37
38
*
10
10
25
24
25
33.3
34.1
34.1
13
13
12
Jul-Sep
270
3.3
181
43
46
17.1
18
77
2.3
44
11
22
28.6
10
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-8
-2.8
-0.1
-5
-2.8
3
6.5
-5
-10.1
-1.4
-3
-14.6
3
3.9
0.1
3
6.5
*
*
-3
-10.7
-4.7
Over last 12 months
Per cent
8
3.0
0.0
4
2.3
6
17.0
-2
-5.1
-1.5
2
11.3
10
14.4
0.2
4
9.0
0
-1.2
6
39.5
5.1
Denominator = economically active for that age group.
Sample size too small for a reliable estimate.
Relationship between columns: 1=3+4+5; 8=10+11+12.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment ratesa by age
C.2
Per cent, seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
All
All aged
16 and
over
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
35-49
50-64(M)
50-59(F)
65+(M)
60+(F)
MGSX
YBTI
YBVK
YBVQ
YCGP
YCGV
MGXE
MGXH
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
7.2
6.3
6.1
5.6
4.9
5.2
5.0
4.8
4.7
7.3
6.4
6.2
5.7
5.0
5.3
5.1
4.9
4.9
19.4
18.7
20.0
20.9
17.9
20.0
21.1
21.3
21.4
13.1
12.0
11.7
11.0
10.2
10.4
10.6
10.0
11.0
6.9
6.3
5.7
5.1
4.6
5.1
4.7
4.4
4.4
5.3
4.3
4.4
3.9
3.6
3.6
3.3
3.2
3.0
5.8
4.7
4.6
4.3
3.1
3.5
3.3
3.1
2.8
2.9
2.6
2.3
2.0
1.7
2.4
1.8
1.8
1.5
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.8
22.2
21.3
21.5
10.4
10.6
10.6
4.2
4.5
4.4
2.8
2.8
2.9
3.0
2.9
2.9
1.6
1.5
1.7
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
4.7
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.8
4.9
20.9
21.1
21.5
10.9
10.7
10.7
4.4
4.3
4.4
2.9
3.0
3.1
2.9
2.9
3.0
1.8
1.8
1.7
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
4.7
4.7
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.9
21.8
21.5
21.4
10.1
10.3
11.0
4.4
4.4
4.4
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.8
1.7
1.8
1.5
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
4.8
4.7
4.7
4.9
4.8
4.8
21.6
21.6
22.3
11.1
10.6
10.8
4.3
4.3
4.2
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.0
1.6
1.8
2.0
Jul-Sep
4.7
4.8
22.4
10.9
4.3
2.9
3.0
2.2
Changes
Over last 3 months
0.0
0.0
0.8
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.6
Over last 12 months
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
MGSY
YBTJ
YBVL
YBVR
YCGQ
YCGW
MGXF
MGXI
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
8.2
6.9
6.8
6.1
5.3
5.8
5.6
5.1
5.2
8.2
6.9
6.9
6.2
5.4
5.8
5.7
5.2
5.2
20.9
19.8
23.3
22.3
20.3
22.1
23.8
24.8
23.3
15.2
13.5
13.0
12.2
11.4
12.2
12.2
10.4
12.6
7.7
6.7
6.0
5.4
4.8
5.2
5.1
4.8
4.7
6.1
4.6
5.0
4.2
3.7
3.9
3.6
3.2
3.1
6.7
5.6
5.4
5.1
3.8
4.0
3.9
3.5
3.2
4.2
*
*
*
*
3.3
*
2.9
*
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
5.0
5.0
5.1
5.1
5.0
5.2
26.3
24.3
24.1
11.1
11.4
12.0
4.4
4.6
4.6
2.9
2.8
2.9
3.4
3.4
3.4
*
*
2.9
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.2
22.8
22.1
23.0
12.3
12.3
12.2
4.7
4.7
4.6
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.4
3.3
3.4
3.0
3.0
2.9
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.1
5.1
5.2
23.6
23.8
23.3
11.6
11.7
12.6
4.6
4.6
4.7
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.4
3.3
3.2
*
*
*
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
24.4
24.2
25.6
12.4
12.3
12.3
4.5
4.5
4.4
3.0
3.1
3.0
3.2
3.2
3.5
*
2.7
2.8
Jul-Sep
5.2
5.2
25.9
12.6
4.4
3.0
3.4
2.7
Changes
Over last 3 months
0.1
0.1
1.5
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.2
*
Male
Over last 12 months
0.2
0.2
-0.4
1.5
-0.1
0.1
-0.1
*
MGSZ
YBTK
YBVM
YBVS
YCGR
YCGX
MGXG
MGXJ
6.0
5.5
5.3
5.0
4.4
4.6
4.3
4.4
4.2
6.1
5.6
5.4
5.2
4.5
4.7
4.4
4.5
4.4
18.0
17.5
16.6
19.4
15.4
17.8
18.4
17.6
19.4
10.7
10.3
10.2
9.5
8.9
8.3
8.8
9.5
9.1
5.8
5.8
5.4
4.8
4.4
4.9
4.2
3.8
4.1
4.3
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.5
3.2
2.8
3.3
2.9
4.3
3.4
3.2
3.1
2.1
2.9
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.0
1.8
*
1.9
1.6
*
*
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
4.2
4.3
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.4
18.0
18.3
19.0
9.5
9.7
9.1
4.0
4.3
4.2
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.2
2.1
2.2
*
*
*
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
4.3
4.3
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.5
19.0
20.0
19.9
9.3
8.9
9.1
4.1
3.8
4.0
2.8
3.0
3.1
2.3
2.4
2.4
*
*
*
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.4
4.4
4.4
19.9
19.3
19.4
8.3
8.7
9.1
4.1
4.2
4.1
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.3
2.2
2.2
*
1.4
*
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.5
4.4
4.3
18.7
19.0
19.0
9.5
8.7
9.0
4.2
4.1
3.9
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.4
2.3
2.4
1.3
1.3
1.5
Jul-Sep
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
4.2
4.3
18.9
9.0
4.1
2.8
2.4
1.9
Changes
Over last 3 months
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
-0.5
0.0
-0.2
-0.1
0.5
Over last 12 months
0.0
0.0
0.9
-0.5
0.1
0.0
0.1
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Denominator = all economically active for that age group.
Sample size too small for a reliable estimate.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment rates: international comparisons
Seasonally adjusted
Austria
ZXDS
3.8
3.9
4.3
4.4
4.5
3.9
3.6
3.6
4.2
4.3
4.8
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2003
2004
2005
2005
a
b
c
Czech
Republic
A4AN
..
..
..
..
..
..
5.2
4.5
3.9
4.5
5.2
A4AO
..
..
..
..
6.4
8.6
8.7
8.0
7.3
7.8
8.3
Denmark
ZXDJ
7.7
6.8
6.3
5.3
4.9
4.8
4.4
4.3
4.6
5.5
5.4
Estonia
Finland
France
A4AP
..
..
..
9.6
9.2
11.3
12.4
11.7
9.5
10.2
9.2
ZXDU
16.8
15.4
14.6
12.7
11.3
10.2
9.8
9.1
9.1
9.0
9.0
ZXDN
11.7
11.2
11.6
11.5
11.1
10.5
9.1
8.4
8.9
9.5
9.5
Sep
4.4
8.0
4.7
8.0
5.7
10.2
9.0
9.6
4.4
4.5
4.5
7.9
7.8
7.8
4.8
4.8
4.8
8.1
8.1
8.2
5.7
5.7
5.7
10.1
10.0
10.0
9.0
8.9
8.9
9.7
9.7
9.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
4.6
4.6
4.7
7.8
7.8
7.7
4.9
4.9
5.0
8.4
8.4
8.5
5.7
5.6
5.4
9.9
9.9
9.8
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.7
9.6
9.6
Apr
May
Jun
4.8
4.8
4.9
7.7
7.7
7.8
4.8
4.7
4.9
8.4
8.4
8.4
5.5
5.4
5.4
9.7
9.5
9.4
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.5
9.5
9.5
Jul
Aug
Sep
4.9
4.9
5.0
7.8
7.8
7.9
5.0
5.2
5.4
8.3
8.3
8.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
9.2
9.1
8.9
9.0
8.9
8.9
9.5
9.5
9.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
5.0
5.0
5.0
8.0
8.2
8.2
5.5
5.8
6.1
8.2
8.2
8.2
5.3
5.3
5.2
8.6
8.4
8.3
8.8
8.8
8.8
9.5
9.5
9.5
Jan
Feb
Mar
5.0
5.1
5.1
8.2
8.2
8.3
6.1
6.2
5.8
8.1
8.1
8.0
5.2
5.1
5.1
8.1
8.0
7.9
8.7
8.6
8.5
9.6
9.6
9.6
Apr
May
Jun
5.1
5.1
5.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
5.5
6.0
6.2
8.0
8.0
7.9
5.1
5.0
4.9
7.9
7.8
7.7
8.4
8.3
8.3
9.6
9.6
9.6
Jul
Aug
Sep
5.2
5.2
5.2
8.4
8.4
8.4
6.2
6.3
6.4
7.8
7.8
7.9
4.9
4.8
4.7
7.5
7.3
7.1
8.3
8.3
8.3
9.5
9.4
9.4
ZXDK
8.3
8.0
8.6
9.2
8.8
7.9
7.2
7.4
8.2
9.1
9.5
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2004
ZXDI
9.8
9.7
9.6
9.2
9.3
8.6
6.9
6.7
7.3
7.9
7.9
Cyprus
Oct
Nov
Dec
Germany
2003
Belgium
Greece
Hungary
ZXDL
..
..
..
..
..
12.0
11.3
10.8
10.3
9.7
10.5
A4AQ
..
..
9.6
9.0
8.4
6.9
6.3
5.6
5.6
5.8
6.0
Ireland
Italy
ZXDO
14.3
12.3
11.7
9.9
7.5
5.7
4.3
3.8
4.3
4.6
4.5
Latvia
ZXDP
10.6
11.2
11.2
11.2
11.3
11.0
10.1
9.1
8.6
8.4
8.1
Lithuania
Luxembourg
A4AR
..
..
..
..
14.3
14.0
13.7
12.9
12.6
10.4
9.8
A4AS
..
..
..
..
13.2
13.7
16.4
16.4
13.6
12.7
10.8
ZXDQ
3.2
2.8
2.9
2.7
2.7
2.4
2.3
2.1
2.8
3.7
4.8
Sep
9.3
9.7
5.8
4.7
8.3
10.1
12.4
3.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
9.2
9.4
9.5
9.8
9.8
9.8
5.7
5.7
5.7
4.6
4.6
4.6
8.2
8.2
8.2
10.1
10.0
10.0
12.1
12.1
11.9
3.9
4.0
4.1
Jan
Feb
Mar
9.4
9.4
9.4
10.8
10.8
10.8
5.7
5.7
5.7
4.6
4.6
4.6
8.2
8.2
8.2
9.9
9.9
9.8
11.6
11.5
11.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
Apr
May
Jun
9.4
9.6
9.5
10.5
10.5
10.5
5.7
5.8
5.8
4.6
4.6
4.6
8.1
8.1
8.1
9.8
9.8
9.7
11.2
11.2
11.3
4.8
4.8
4.8
Jul
Aug
Sep
9.6
9.8
9.6
10.5
10.5
10.5
5.9
6.0
6.1
4.5
4.5
4.5
7.9
7.9
7.9
9.7
9.7
9.8
11.2
10.8
10.5
4.8
4.9
4.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
9.8
9.5
9.5
10.2
10.2
10.2
6.3
6.5
6.7
4.4
4.4
4.4
8.0
8.0
8.0
9.7
9.7
9.6
10.2
9.8
9.5
4.9
4.9
5.0
Jan
Feb
Mar
9.7
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.9
9.9
6.8
6.9
7.0
4.4
4.3
4.3
7.8
7.8
7.8
9.6
9.6
9.4
9.3
9.1
9.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
Apr
May
Jun
9.9
9.6
9.5
9.9
9.9
9.9
7.1
7.1
7.1
4.3
4.3
4.3
7.7
7.7
7.7
9.3
9.1
9.0
8.9
8.6
8.4
5.2
5.4
5.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
9.3
9.5
8.7
..
..
..
7.1
7.2
7.2
4.3
4.4
4.3
..
..
..
8.9
8.8
8.8
8.2
7.9
7.6
5.4
5.5
5.6
The unemployment rate for the UK published by EUROSTAT is based on the population aged 16-74. It is different from the unemployment rate for the UK published by the Office for National Statistics
which is based on those aged 16 and over.
The unemployment rates for Canada and Japan are based on those aged 15 and over.
The unemployment rate for the US is based on those aged 16 and over.
Note: Unemployment rates are as published by EUROSTAT unless otherwise stated. A standard population basis (15-74) is used by EUROSTAT except for Spain and the UK (16-74).
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UNEMPLOYMENT
Unemployment rates: international comparisons
C.5
Seasonally adjusted
Malta
A4AT
..
..
..
..
..
..
6.7
7.6
7.7
8.0
7.6
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2003
2004
2005
Netherlands
ZXDR
6.8
6.6
6.0
5.0
3.8
3.2
2.8
2.2
2.8
3.7
4.6
Poland
Portugal
A4AU
..
..
..
10.9
10.2
13.4
16.4
18.5
19.8
19.2
18.8
ZXDT
6.9
7.3
7.3
6.8
5.2
4.6
4.1
4.0
5.0
6.2
6.7
Slovak
Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
A4AV
..
..
..
..
..
16.8
18.7
19.4
18.7
17.5
18.2
A4AW
..
..
6.9
6.9
7.4
7.2
6.6
5.8
6.1
6.5
6.0
ZXDM
19.8
18.8
18.2
17.0
15.3
12.9
11.5
10.8
11.5
11.5
10.9
ZXDV
9.4
8.8
9.6
9.9
8.2
6.7
5.6
4.9
4.9
5.6
6.3
Sep
8.2
3.9
19.1
6.3
17.4
6.6
11.4
5.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
8.1
8.0
7.7
4.0
4.0
4.2
19.1
19.1
19.1
6.4
6.4
6.3
17.5
17.7
18.0
6.5
6.3
6.3
11.4
11.4
11.4
6.0
6.0
6.0
Jan
Feb
Mar
7.7
7.7
7.6
4.3
4.4
4.5
19.1
19.1
19.0
6.2
6.2
6.3
18.3
18.5
18.6
6.2
6.2
6.2
11.3
11.3
11.2
6.1
6.3
6.3
Apr
May
Jun
7.4
7.4
7.4
4.7
4.6
4.5
19.0
18.9
18.9
6.5
6.5
6.7
18.7
18.7
18.5
6.1
6.0
6.0
11.2
11.2
11.1
6.3
6.6
6.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
7.4
7.4
7.5
4.5
4.4
4.6
18.8
18.8
18.7
6.9
6.9
7.0
18.3
18.1
18.0
5.9
5.9
5.9
10.9
10.8
10.8
6.3
6.2
6.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
7.7
7.7
7.9
4.7
4.8
4.8
18.6
18.5
18.4
7.0
7.0
7.1
17.8
17.5
17.3
5.9
5.8
5.7
10.5
10.5
10.4
6.2
6.4
6.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
7.9
8.0
8.2
4.8
4.9
4.9
18.3
18.2
18.2
7.2
7.3
7.3
17.0
16.8
16.7
5.7
5.7
5.7
10.1
10.0
10.0
6.2
6.5
6.3
Apr
May
Jun
8.3
8.2
8.0
4.8
4.7
4.7
18.1
17.9
17.9
7.3
7.3
7.3
16.6
16.5
16.5
5.8
5.8
5.8
9.7
9.6
9.5
..
..
..
Jul
Aug
Sep
7.9
7.8
7.8
4.6
4.6
4.6
17.8
17.7
17.7
7.2
7.2
7.3
16.4
16.3
16.4
5.8
5.8
5.8
9.4
9.4
9.3
..
..
..
National Statistical Offices Unemployment Rates
United
Kingdoma
ZXDW
9.3
8.5
7.9
6.8
6.1
5.9
5.4
5.0
5.1
5.0
4.7
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2003
2004
2005
EU 25
EU 15
A4AM
..
..
..
..
9.4
9.1
8.6
8.4
8.7
8.9
9.0
Eurozone
ZXDG
10.4
10.0
10.1
9.8
9.3
8.5
7.6
7.2
7.6
8.0
8.1
ZXDH
10.8
10.6
10.7
10.6
10.0
9.1
8.1
7.9
8.3
8.7
8.9
Canadab
Japanb
United
Kingdoma
United
Statesc
ZXDZ
10.4
9.5
9.7
9.2
8.3
7.6
6.8
7.2
7.7
7.6
7.2
ZXDY
2.9
3.1
3.4
3.4
4.1
4.7
4.7
5.0
5.4
5.3
4.7
MGSX
9.8
8.8
8.3
7.2
6.3
6.1
5.6
4.9
5.2
5.0
4.8
ZXDX
6.1
5.6
5.4
5.0
4.5
4.2
4.0
4.8
5.8
6.0
5.5
Sep
4.9
9.0
8.0
8.8
7.9
5.2
5.0
6.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
4.9
4.8
4.8
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
8.1
8.1
8.8
8.9
8.9
7.6
7.5
7.3
5.2
5.2
4.9
4.9
4.9
4.8
6.0
5.9
5.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
4.7
4.7
4.7
9.1
9.1
9.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.9
8.9
8.9
7.3
7.3
7.3
5.0
5.0
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.8
5.7
5.6
5.7
Apr
May
Jun
4.7
4.7
4.7
9.0
9.1
9.0
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.8
8.9
8.9
7.2
7.1
7.2
4.7
4.6
4.6
4.8
4.8
4.7
5.6
5.6
5.6
Jul
Aug
Sep
4.6
4.6
4.6
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
8.1
8.0
8.8
8.9
8.8
7.1
7.1
7.0
4.9
4.8
4.6
4.7
4.7
4.7
5.5
5.4
5.4
Oct
Nov
Dec
4.6
4.6
4.6
9.0
8.9
8.9
8.1
8.0
8.0
8.9
8.8
8.8
7.1
7.2
7.0
4.7
4.5
4.4
4.7
4.7
4.7
5.5
5.4
5.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
4.7
4.6
4.6
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.8
8.8
8.8
7.0
7.0
6.9
4.5
4.6
4.5
4.8
4.7
4.7
5.2
5.4
5.2
Apr
May
Jun
4.6
4.7
4.6
8.9
8.8
8.7
8.0
7.9
7.9
8.8
8.6
8.6
6.8
6.8
6.7
4.4
4.4
4.2
4.7
4.8
4.7
5.2
5.1
5.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
4.6
..
..
8.7
8.6
8.6
7.8
7.8
7.7
8.5
8.5
8.4
6.8
6.8
6.7
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.7
4.7
..
5.0
4.9
5.1
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b
c
The unemployment rate for the UK published by EUROSTAT is based on the population aged 16-74. It is different from the unemployment rate for the UK published by the Office for National Statistics
which is based on those aged 16 and over.
The unemployment rates for Canada and Japan are based on those aged 15 and over.
The unemployment rate for the US is based on those aged 16 and over.
Note: Unemployment rates are as published by EUROSTAT unless otherwise stated. A standard population basis (15-74) is used by EUROSTAT except for Spain and the UK (16-74).
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D.1
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND INACTIVITY
Economic activity by age
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
All aged
over 16
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
MGSF
YBSK
YBZL
YBZO
YBZR
YBZU
YBZX
YCAD
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
28,492
28,497
28,811
29,071
29,122
29,399
29,643
29,835
30,080
27,666
27,700
27,974
28,223
28,288
28,494
28,697
28,827
29,005
864
854
844
846
817
816
837
821
811
3,721
3,636
3,629
3,668
3,667
3,778
3,792
3,915
3,909
7,513
7,437
7,366
7,259
7,078
6,904
6,701
6,581
6,560
10,093
10,107
10,283
10,455
10,602
10,775
10,928
11,034
11,176
5,475
5,666
5,852
5,995
6,124
6,222
6,440
6,475
6,549
826
796
837
848
834
905
945
1,008
1,075
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
29,857
29,877
29,943
28,849
28,866
28,929
841
831
822
3,894
3,903
3,915
6,551
6,546
6,558
11,074
11,077
11,094
6,490
6,508
6,540
1,008
1,011
1,014
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
29,995
30,035
30,118
28,965
28,989
29,052
813
819
818
3,935
3,926
3,943
6,572
6,582
6,598
11,107
11,115
11,138
6,538
6,547
6,554
1,030
1,046
1,067
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
30,071
30,053
30,080
29,003
28,984
29,005
815
808
811
3,913
3,912
3,909
6,579
6,568
6,560
11,144
11,159
11,176
6,553
6,538
6,549
1,068
1,069
1,075
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
30,109
30,148
30,176
29,034
29,068
29,093
812
809
788
3,935
3,946
3,940
6,547
6,539
6,545
11,187
11,218
11,243
6,554
6,556
6,578
1,075
1,080
1,083
Jul-Sep
UNITED KINGDOM
All
35-49
6
50-64 (M)
50-59 (F)
65+ (M)
60+ (F)
30,231
29,136
788
3,939
6,538
11,264
6,607
1,095
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
122
0.4
103
0.4
-24
-2.9
4
0.1
-8
-0.1
77
0.7
54
0.8
19
1.8
Over last 12 months
Per cent
375
1.3
288
1.0
-53
-6.2
45
1.1
-12
-0.2
190
1.7
118
1.8
87
8.6
Male
MGSG
YBSL
YBZM
YBZP
YBZS
YBZV
YBZY
YCAE
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
15,687
15,647
15,774
15,882
15,867
15,971
16,162
16,192
16,286
15,408
15,365
15,480
15,590
15,596
15,673
15,819
15,847
15,922
429
429
433
428
420
413
423
415
407
2,000
1,939
1,929
1,954
1,949
2,015
2,027
2,081
2,101
4,172
4,122
4,042
3,988
3,890
3,785
3,684
3,599
3,569
5,453
5,438
5,533
5,621
5,665
5,764
5,853
5,903
5,946
3,354
3,436
3,544
3,599
3,673
3,697
3,832
3,850
3,900
279
282
295
292
271
298
343
344
363
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
16,206
16,204
16,259
15,860
15,856
15,907
426
413
409
2,074
2,084
2,092
3,573
3,570
3,582
5,918
5,914
5,925
3,870
3,874
3,898
346
348
353
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
16,277
16,295
16,304
15,921
15,936
15,940
404
410
412
2,103
2,105
2,103
3,589
3,595
3,586
5,936
5,930
5,938
3,890
3,896
3,900
356
359
364
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
16,306
16,296
16,286
15,941
15,928
15,922
413
407
407
2,099
2,096
2,101
3,583
3,578
3,569
5,940
5,940
5,946
3,907
3,906
3,900
365
368
363
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
16,299
16,313
16,329
15,937
15,950
15,963
410
408
390
2,111
2,123
2,122
3,566
3,558
3,575
5,953
5,961
5,959
3,897
3,901
3,918
362
363
366
Jul-Sep
16,356
15,983
395
2,125
3,570
5,960
3,934
373
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
57
0.3
45
0.3
-15
-3.7
14
0.6
3
0.1
7
0.1
36
0.9
11
3.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
150
0.9
122
0.8
-31
-7.3
50
2.4
-3
-0.1
42
0.7
64
1.7
27
7.9
Female
MGSH
YBSM
YBZN
YBZQ
YBZT
YBZW
YBZZ
YCAF
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
12,805
12,850
13,037
13,189
13,255
13,428
13,481
13,643
13,794
12,258
12,336
12,494
12,633
12,692
12,821
12,879
12,979
13,083
436
425
411
418
397
404
414
407
404
1,721
1,697
1,700
1,714
1,718
1,763
1,764
1,834
1,808
3,341
3,315
3,324
3,271
3,189
3,118
3,018
2,982
2,992
4,640
4,670
4,751
4,834
4,936
5,011
5,075
5,131
5,230
2,121
2,230
2,309
2,396
2,452
2,525
2,608
2,625
2,649
547
514
543
557
563
607
602
664
711
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
13,650
13,673
13,684
12,988
13,010
13,022
415
418
412
1,820
1,819
1,823
2,978
2,976
2,976
5,156
5,163
5,169
2,620
2,634
2,642
662
663
662
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
13,718
13,740
13,815
13,044
13,054
13,112
409
409
406
1,832
1,822
1,840
2,983
2,987
3,013
5,172
5,185
5,199
2,648
2,651
2,654
674
686
703
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
13,765
13,757
13,794
13,062
13,056
13,083
402
401
404
1,813
1,816
1,808
2,997
2,990
2,992
5,204
5,218
5,230
2,646
2,632
2,649
702
701
711
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
13,810
13,835
13,846
13,097
13,118
13,130
402
401
398
1,824
1,823
1,817
2,981
2,981
2,970
5,234
5,257
5,284
2,657
2,655
2,660
713
717
716
Jul-Sep
13,875
13,154
394
1,814
2,969
5,303
2,674
721
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
65
0.5
57
0.4
-8
-2.0
-10
-0.5
-12
-0.4
70
1.3
17
0.6
8
1.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
225
1.6
166
1.3
-21
-5.2
-6
-0.3
-9
-0.3
148
2.9
54
2.1
59
9.0
a
Denominator=all persons in the relevant age group.
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1= 2+8; 2= 3+4+5+6+7.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Economic activity ratesa by age
D.1
Per cent, seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
All aged
over 16
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
35-49
50-64 (M)
50-59 (F)
65+ (M)
60+ (F)
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
MGWG
MGSO
YCAG
YCAJ
YCAM
YCAP
MGWP
MGWS
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
62.6
62.4
62.8
63.1
62.7
62.9
63.1
63.0
63.0
78.4
78.3
78.7
78.9
78.5
78.6
78.7
78.6
78.5
59.4
58.9
58.8
59.0
55.6
54.2
54.9
52.9
51.6
76.5
75.6
75.4
76.0
75.1
76.0
74.4
75.0
73.4
83.5
83.6
84.2
84.4
83.9
83.9
83.4
83.4
84.0
84.4
84.2
84.8
85.0
84.9
85.0
84.9
84.7
84.8
68.5
68.7
69.3
69.7
70.0
70.3
72.1
72.1
72.4
8.1
7.8
8.1
8.2
8.0
8.6
9.0
9.5
10.0
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
62.9
62.9
63.0
78.5
78.5
78.6
53.8
53.1
52.5
74.1
74.1
74.2
83.4
83.4
83.6
84.7
84.6
84.7
72.1
72.2
72.5
9.4
9.4
9.5
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
63.1
63.1
63.3
78.7
78.7
78.8
51.8
52.2
52.1
74.5
74.2
74.4
83.8
84.0
84.3
84.7
84.7
84.8
72.5
72.5
72.6
9.6
9.7
9.9
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
63.1
63.0
63.0
78.6
78.5
78.5
51.9
51.4
51.6
73.7
73.6
73.4
84.1
84.0
84.0
84.7
84.8
84.8
72.5
72.3
72.4
9.9
9.9
10.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
63.1
63.1
63.1
78.6
78.6
78.6
51.6
51.4
50.0
73.8
73.8
73.6
83.8
83.8
83.9
84.8
85.0
85.1
72.4
72.4
72.6
10.0
10.0
10.0
Jul-Sep
63.2
78.7
50.0
73.5
83.9
85.1
72.9
10.1
0.1
0.1
-1.5
-0.3
0.0
0.3
0.5
0.1
All
Changes
Over last 3 months
Over last 12 months
16
0.3
0.2
-3.7
-0.6
0.5
0.5
0.8
0.7
MGWH
MGSP
YCAH
YCAK
YCAN
YCAQ
MGWQ
MGWT
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
71.7
71.2
71.5
71.5
70.9
70.8
71.1
70.7
70.4
84.7
84.2
84.4
84.6
84.0
83.9
84.1
83.7
83.4
58.0
58.3
59.3
58.6
55.9
53.5
54.2
52.1
50.4
82.4
80.9
80.5
81.2
80.1
81.0
79.3
79.2
78.1
93.6
93.7
93.4
93.8
93.2
92.9
92.5
92.0
92.1
92.0
91.5
92.2
92.4
91.8
91.9
92.0
91.7
91.4
72.2
71.9
72.5
72.4
72.9
72.7
74.7
74.4
74.7
7.6
7.6
7.9
7.7
7.1
7.7
8.8
8.7
9.0
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
70.5
70.5
70.7
83.5
83.4
83.6
53.1
51.6
51.0
78.3
78.5
78.7
91.7
91.7
92.1
91.6
91.5
91.6
74.6
74.6
75.0
8.7
8.7
8.8
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
70.7
70.7
70.7
83.6
83.7
83.6
50.3
51.0
51.2
78.9
78.9
78.6
92.3
92.5
92.3
91.6
91.5
91.5
74.8
74.9
74.9
8.9
9.0
9.1
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
70.6
70.5
70.4
83.6
83.4
83.4
51.3
50.6
50.4
78.4
78.1
78.1
92.3
92.3
92.1
91.4
91.4
91.4
74.9
74.9
74.7
9.1
9.2
9.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
70.4
70.4
70.5
83.4
83.4
83.4
50.8
50.6
48.3
78.3
78.6
78.5
92.1
91.9
92.4
91.4
91.4
91.3
74.6
74.6
74.9
9.0
9.0
9.1
Jul-Sep
70.5
83.4
48.9
78.4
92.3
91.2
75.1
9.2
0.1
0.1
-2.0
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.5
0.2
Male
Changes
Over last 3 months
Over last 12 months
0.0
-0.1
-4.3
0.1
0.5
-0.4
0.5
0.6
MGWI
MGSQ
YCAI
YCAL
YCAO
YCAR
MGWR
MGWU
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
54.2
54.2
54.8
55.2
55.1
55.6
55.5
55.9
56.1
71.8
72.0
72.5
72.9
72.7
73.0
73.0
73.2
73.3
60.8
59.6
58.3
59.5
55.3
55.0
55.7
53.6
52.7
70.7
70.4
70.4
70.8
70.1
70.9
69.4
70.8
68.6
73.5
73.7
75.1
75.2
74.8
75.0
74.4
74.9
76.0
76.9
77.1
77.6
77.8
78.2
78.1
78.0
77.9
78.4
63.3
64.3
64.9
65.9
66.1
67.0
68.7
68.9
69.3
8.4
7.8
8.3
8.5
8.5
9.2
9.1
9.9
10.5
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
55.8
55.8
55.9
73.1
73.2
73.2
54.4
54.8
54.0
69.8
69.6
69.7
75.2
75.2
75.3
77.9
78.0
78.0
68.6
69.0
69.2
9.9
9.9
9.9
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
56.0
56.0
56.3
73.3
73.3
73.6
53.5
53.4
53.1
70.0
69.5
70.1
75.5
75.7
76.4
77.9
78.1
78.2
69.3
69.4
69.4
10.0
10.2
10.4
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
56.0
56.0
56.1
73.3
73.2
73.3
52.5
52.3
52.7
69.0
69.0
68.6
76.0
75.9
76.0
78.2
78.3
78.4
69.2
68.8
69.3
10.4
10.4
10.5
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
56.1
56.2
56.2
73.4
73.5
73.5
52.4
52.2
51.8
69.1
69.0
68.6
75.7
75.8
75.6
78.4
78.7
79.0
69.4
69.4
69.5
10.6
10.6
10.6
Jul-Sep
Female
56.3
73.6
51.2
68.4
75.6
79.2
69.8
10.6
Changes
Over last 3 months
0.2
0.2
-1.1
-0.6
-0.2
0.8
0.4
0.1
Over last 12 months
0.5
0.5
-3.2
-1.3
0.4
1.3
1.2
0.8
a
Denominator=all persons in the relevant age group.
Note:
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
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D.2
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND INACTIVITY
Economic inactivity by reason
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
Aged 16-59(F)/64(M)
Economically inactive by reason
Total
Student
Looking after
family/home
Long-term
sick
Discouraged
workers
Retired
Other
Does not
want a job
Wants a job
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
YBSN
BEDZ
BEEC
BEBK
BEBN
YCFO
BEEI
BEEL
YBVZ
YBWC
7,608
7,697
7,589
7,542
7,729
7,749
7,752
7,848
7,932
1,406
1,416
1,452
1,406
1,518
1,546
1,646
1,687
1,777
2,551
2,567
2,444
2,376
2,391
2,370
2,390
2,333
2,325
216
205
178
184
189
177
193
196
185
2,144
2,201
2,179
2,157
2,207
2,229
2,118
2,160
2,165
88
72
67
63
34
34
35
32
36
479
506
524
545
589
591
570
598
606
724
729
746
812
799
803
801
841
838
5,242
5,323
5,285
5,233
5,529
5,488
5,616
5,827
5,862
2,365
2,374
2,305
2,309
2,200
2,261
2,136
2,021
2,070
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
7,907
7,913
7,872
1,691
1,708
1,732
2,356
2,368
2,339
195
194
185
2,194
2,180
2,163
33
33
32
595
601
595
843
830
824
5,850
5,877
5,866
2,057
2,035
2,006
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
7,859
7,857
7,818
1,709
1,719
1,717
2,333
2,303
2,282
179
179
177
2,164
2,166
2,158
30
33
37
602
595
593
842
861
854
5,856
5,842
5,852
2,003
2,015
1,965
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
7,888
7,931
7,932
1,746
1,771
1,777
2,325
2,331
2,325
179
181
185
2,153
2,175
2,165
38
33
36
587
590
606
860
850
838
5,911
5,903
5,862
1,977
2,028
2,070
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
7,926
7,915
7,912
1,767
1,784
1,827
2,329
2,321
2,312
189
187
188
2,153
2,132
2,118
33
33
30
627
625
620
829
833
818
5,843
5,829
5,832
2,083
2,087
2,081
Jul-Sep
All
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Temporary
sick
7,891
1,856
2,287
187
2,114
28
613
805
5,841
2,050
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-36
-0.4
89
5.0
-42
-1.8
-1
-0.8
-38
-1.8
-6
-16.7
-14
-2.2
-24
-2.9
-2
0.0
-34
-1.6
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-16
-0.2
165
9.8
-69
-2.9
-8
-4.2
-80
-3.6
-6
-16.9
19
3.1
-37
-4.4
-9
-0.2
-7
-0.4
YBSO
BEEX
BEAQ
BEDI
BEDL
YCFP
BEDR
BEDU
YBWA
YBWD
2,790
2,889
2,858
2,847
2,970
3,015
2,990
3,096
3,179
697
701
706
681
733
744
813
848
881
155
177
171
163
176
182
179
192
190
106
94
76
87
90
89
89
95
94
1,201
1,258
1,235
1,205
1,237
1,246
1,169
1,178
1,209
50
44
40
34
23
21
20
21
21
327
344
353
377
396
397
392
414
417
253
270
278
300
315
337
328
347
366
1,874
1,928
1,936
1,923
2,061
2,067
2,093
2,241
2,330
916
961
922
924
909
949
896
855
849
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
3,132
3,150
3,113
870
875
871
196
191
184
101
101
93
1,197
1,196
1,184
20
21
20
404
414
412
344
351
349
2,253
2,279
2,272
879
870
840
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
3,112
3,111
3,120
856
858
861
182
183
187
88
88
87
1,187
1,186
1,187
21
21
22
419
412
412
358
364
365
2,281
2,287
2,312
831
824
808
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
3,133
3,160
3,179
866
877
881
191
192
190
86
87
94
1,189
1,210
1,209
20
18
21
408
407
417
372
369
366
2,317
2,322
2,330
816
838
849
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
3,178
3,178
3,179
878
887
913
193
193
189
100
102
98
1,194
1,186
1,177
22
22
21
431
428
428
360
360
353
2,334
2,323
2,314
843
855
865
Jul-Sep
3,174
923
188
98
1,173
15
424
354
2,315
859
-4
-0.1
45
5.2
-5
-2.8
-2
-2.0
-22
-1.8
-7
-31.3
-7
-1.6
-7
-1.8
-20
-0.8
16
1.9
42
1.3
53
6.1
-8
-4.1
-3
-2.7
-25
-2.1
-5
-24.9
19
4.8
10
2.9
62
2.8
-20
-2.3
YBSP
BEBL
BEBO
BEEG
BEEJ
YCFQ
BEEP
BEES
YBWB
YBWE
4,818
4,808
4,731
4,695
4,758
4,734
4,762
4,752
4,753
708
715
746
725
786
801
833
840
896
2,395
2,390
2,273
2,213
2,215
2,188
2,211
2,141
2,135
110
111
102
97
99
88
104
100
91
943
943
944
952
970
984
949
982
956
38
28
28
28
11
14
15
11
15
152
162
171
167
192
193
177
184
189
471
459
468
512
484
466
472
494
471
3,368
3,395
3,348
3,310
3,468
3,421
3,523
3,586
3,532
1,450
1,413
1,383
1,385
1,290
1,313
1,239
1,166
1,221
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
4,775
4,763
4,760
820
833
861
2,161
2,177
2,156
95
93
92
997
984
980
13
12
12
190
187
183
499
478
475
3,598
3,598
3,594
1,178
1,165
1,166
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
4,747
4,746
4,697
852
861
857
2,151
2,120
2,095
91
91
90
977
980
971
*
13
15
182
183
181
484
497
489
3,575
3,555
3,540
1,172
1,192
1,157
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
4,756
4,771
4,753
880
894
896
2,134
2,138
2,135
92
93
91
964
966
956
18
15
15
178
183
189
489
481
471
3,595
3,581
3,532
1,161
1,190
1,221
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
4,749
4,737
4,733
889
896
913
2,136
2,128
2,122
89
85
90
958
946
941
12
11
*
197
197
192
469
473
465
3,509
3,505
3,518
1,240
1,231
1,215
Jul-Sep
Male
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
Over last 12 months
Per cent
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
4,717
932
2,100
89
942
13
189
452
3,526
1,191
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-32
-0.7
44
4.9
-36
-1.7
1
0.6
-16
-1.7
1
10.5
-7
-3.6
-17
-3.7
17
0.5
-49
-4.0
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-58
-1.2
112
13.7
-61
-2.8
-5
-5.7
-55
-5.5
-1
-5.2
-1
-0.5
-48
-9.5
-71
-2.0
13
1.1
Relationship between columns: 1=2+3+4+5+6+7+8; 1=9+10
Note:
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Economic inactivity by reason
D.2
Per cent, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
Aged 16-59(F)/64(M)
Economically inactive by reason
All
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Total
Student
Looking after
family/home
Temporary
sick
Long-term
sick
Discouraged
workers
Retired
Other
Does not
want a job
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Wants a job
BEAR
BEDJ
BEDM
BEDP
BEDS
BEDV
BEDY
BEEB
BEEE
BEBM
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
18.5
18.4
19.1
18.6
19.6
19.9
21.2
21.5
22.4
33.5
33.4
32.2
31.5
30.9
30.6
30.8
29.7
29.3
2.8
2.7
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.3
2.5
2.5
2.3
28.2
28.6
28.7
28.6
28.6
28.8
27.3
27.5
27.3
1.2
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.5
6.3
6.6
6.9
7.2
7.6
7.6
7.3
7.6
7.6
9.5
9.5
9.8
10.8
10.3
10.4
10.3
10.7
10.6
68.9
69.2
69.6
69.4
71.5
70.8
72.5
74.2
73.9
31.1
30.8
30.4
30.6
28.5
29.2
27.5
25.8
26.1
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
100
100
100
21.4
21.6
22.0
29.8
29.9
29.7
2.5
2.4
2.3
27.7
27.6
27.5
0.4
0.4
0.4
7.5
7.6
7.6
10.7
10.5
10.5
74.0
74.3
74.5
26.0
25.7
25.5
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
100
100
100
21.7
21.9
22.0
29.7
29.3
29.2
2.3
2.3
2.3
27.5
27.6
27.6
0.4
0.4
0.5
7.7
7.6
7.6
10.7
11.0
10.9
74.5
74.4
74.9
25.5
25.6
25.1
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
100
100
100
22.1
22.3
22.4
29.5
29.4
29.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
27.3
27.4
27.3
0.5
0.4
0.5
7.4
7.4
7.6
10.9
10.7
10.6
74.9
74.4
73.9
25.1
25.6
26.1
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
100
100
100
22.3
22.5
23.1
29.4
29.3
29.2
2.4
2.4
2.4
27.2
26.9
26.8
0.4
0.4
0.4
7.9
7.9
7.8
10.5
10.5
10.3
73.7
73.6
73.7
26.3
26.4
26.3
Jul-Sep
100
23.5
29.0
2.4
26.8
0.3
7.8
10.2
74.0
26.0
BEBP
BEEH
BEEK
BEEN
BEEQ
BEET
BEEW
BEEZ
BEAS
BEGT
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
25.0
24.3
24.7
23.9
24.7
24.7
27.2
27.4
27.7
5.6
6.1
6.0
5.7
5.9
6.0
6.0
6.2
6.0
3.8
3.3
2.6
3.0
3.0
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.0
43.0
43.6
43.2
42.3
41.6
41.3
39.1
38.1
38.0
1.8
1.5
1.4
1.2
0.8
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
11.7
11.9
12.3
13.2
13.3
13.2
13.1
13.4
13.1
9.1
9.3
9.7
10.5
10.6
11.2
11.0
11.2
11.5
67.2
66.7
67.7
67.6
69.4
68.5
70.0
72.4
73.3
32.8
33.3
32.3
32.4
30.6
31.5
30.0
27.6
26.7
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
100
100
100
27.8
27.8
28.0
6.2
6.1
5.9
3.2
3.2
3.0
38.2
38.0
38.0
0.6
0.7
0.7
12.9
13.1
13.2
11.0
11.2
11.2
71.9
72.4
73.0
28.1
27.6
27.0
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
100
100
100
27.5
27.6
27.6
5.9
5.9
6.0
2.8
2.8
2.8
38.1
38.1
38.0
0.7
0.7
0.7
13.5
13.2
13.2
11.5
11.7
11.7
73.3
73.5
74.1
26.7
26.5
25.9
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
100
100
100
27.6
27.7
27.7
6.1
6.1
6.0
2.8
2.8
3.0
38.0
38.3
38.0
0.6
0.6
0.7
13.0
12.9
13.1
11.9
11.7
11.5
74.0
73.5
73.3
26.0
26.5
26.7
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
100
100
100
27.6
27.9
28.7
6.1
6.1
6.0
3.1
3.2
3.1
37.6
37.3
37.0
0.7
0.7
0.7
13.6
13.5
13.5
11.3
11.3
11.1
73.5
73.1
72.8
26.5
26.9
27.2
Male
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Jul-Sep
100
29.1
5.9
3.1
36.9
0.5
13.4
11.1
72.9
27.1
BEGW
BEGZ
BEHC
BEHF
BEHI
BEHL
BEHO
BEBQ
BEHR
BEHU
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
14.7
14.9
15.8
15.4
16.5
16.9
17.5
17.7
18.9
49.7
49.7
48.0
47.1
46.6
46.2
46.4
45.1
44.9
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
1.9
2.2
2.1
1.9
19.6
19.6
19.9
20.3
20.4
20.8
19.9
20.7
20.1
0.8
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.3
3.2
3.4
3.6
3.6
4.0
4.1
3.7
3.9
4.0
9.8
9.6
9.9
10.9
10.2
9.8
9.9
10.4
9.9
69.9
70.6
70.8
70.5
72.9
72.3
74.0
75.5
74.3
30.1
29.4
29.2
29.5
27.1
27.7
26.0
24.5
25.7
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
100
100
100
17.2
17.5
18.1
45.2
45.7
45.3
2.0
2.0
1.9
20.9
20.7
20.6
0.3
0.3
0.3
4.0
3.9
3.9
10.5
10.0
10.0
75.3
75.5
75.5
24.7
24.5
24.5
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
100
100
100
18.0
18.1
18.2
45.3
44.7
44.6
1.9
1.9
1.9
20.6
20.7
20.7
*
0.3
0.3
3.8
3.9
3.8
10.2
10.5
10.4
75.3
74.9
75.4
24.7
25.1
24.6
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
100
100
100
18.5
18.7
18.9
44.9
44.8
44.9
1.9
2.0
1.9
20.3
20.2
20.1
0.4
0.3
0.3
3.7
3.8
4.0
10.3
10.1
9.9
75.6
75.1
74.3
24.4
24.9
25.7
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
100
100
100
18.7
18.9
19.3
45.0
44.9
44.8
1.9
1.8
1.9
20.2
20.0
19.9
0.2
0.2
*
4.1
4.2
4.1
9.9
10.0
9.8
73.9
74.0
74.3
26.1
26.0
25.7
Jul-Sep
100
19.8
44.5
1.9
20.0
0.3
4.0
9.6
74.8
25.2
Female
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Source: Labour Force Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Relationship between columns: 1=2+3+4+5+6+7+8; 1=9+10
Note:
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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D.3
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND INACTIVITY
Economic inactivity by age
UNITED
KINGDOM
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
All aged
16 and over
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
6
7
65+ (M)
60+ (F)
1
2
3
4
MGSI
YBSN
YCAS
YCAV
YCAY
YCBB
MGWA
MGWD
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
17,004
17,164
17,051
17,035
17,292
17,305
17,353
17,489
17,633
7,608
7,697
7,589
7,542
7,729
7,749
7,752
7,848
7,932
591
595
591
587
653
689
687
733
762
1,140
1,171
1,181
1,159
1,217
1,195
1,306
1,304
1,418
1,488
1,457
1,384
1,340
1,356
1,325
1,336
1,311
1,254
1,866
1,891
1,840
1,843
1,883
1,908
1,936
1,991
2,003
2,523
2,583
2,593
2,612
2,619
2,631
2,487
2,510
2,496
9,396
9,468
9,462
9,493
9,563
9,555
9,601
9,641
9,701
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
17,586
17,600
17,567
7,907
7,913
7,872
723
733
744
1,363
1,363
1,359
1,303
1,303
1,286
2,003
2,012
2,008
2,515
2,502
2,475
9,679
9,687
9,695
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
17,549
17,543
17,493
7,859
7,857
7,818
755
749
751
1,348
1,365
1,357
1,267
1,252
1,231
2,007
2,012
2,003
2,482
2,478
2,476
9,691
9,686
9,676
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
17,574
17,626
17,633
7,888
7,931
7,932
756
764
762
1,396
1,406
1,418
1,245
1,251
1,254
2,010
2,008
2,003
2,482
2,502
2,496
9,686
9,696
9,701
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
17,638
17,633
17,639
7,926
7,915
7,912
762
766
788
1,400
1,398
1,413
1,262
1,265
1,254
2,005
1,987
1,975
2,496
2,499
2,482
9,711
9,717
9,726
Jul-Sep
All
5
35-49
50-64 (M)
50-59 (F)
8
17,615
7,891
788
1,422
1,257
1,965
2,459
9,724
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-23
-0.1
-36
-0.4
25
3.3
22
1.6
-6
-0.4
-40
-2.0
-37
-1.5
13
0.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
28
0.2
-16
-0.2
65
8.9
59
4.4
-47
-3.6
-37
-1.9
-56
-2.2
45
0.5
Male
MGSJ
YBSO
YCAT
YCAW
YCAZ
YCBC
MGWB
MGWE
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
6,189
6,314
6,297
6,320
6,510
6,579
6,561
6,718
6,837
2,790
2,889
2,858
2,847
2,970
3,015
2,990
3,096
3,179
310
307
297
302
332
359
357
381
399
428
458
468
451
486
471
530
546
589
283
277
283
262
284
288
298
313
307
475
504
467
460
507
507
506
533
562
1,294
1,342
1,342
1,371
1,362
1,389
1,298
1,323
1,321
3,399
3,426
3,439
3,473
3,540
3,564
3,571
3,622
3,658
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
6,769
6,790
6,753
3,132
3,150
3,113
375
388
393
575
570
567
321
322
308
542
552
547
1,318
1,318
1,298
3,638
3,640
3,641
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
6,754
6,755
6,764
3,112
3,111
3,120
399
393
392
561
564
571
299
291
297
542
554
552
1,310
1,308
1,308
3,642
3,643
3,644
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
6,780
6,809
6,837
3,133
3,160
3,179
392
398
399
580
589
589
298
301
307
557
562
562
1,306
1,311
1,321
3,647
3,649
3,658
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
6,842
6,847
6,849
3,178
3,178
3,179
397
399
418
584
577
583
308
314
295
562
560
568
1,327
1,328
1,316
3,664
3,668
3,670
Jul-Sep
6,840
3,174
413
585
298
572
1,305
3,666
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-2
0.0
-4
-0.1
16
4.1
2
0.3
-10
-3.1
10
1.8
-22
-1.7
2
0.1
Over last 12 months
Per cent
70
1.0
42
1.3
38
10.0
11
1.9
-23
-7.3
30
5.5
-13
-1.0
28
0.8
Female
MGSK
YBSP
YCAU
YCAX
YCBA
YCBD
MGWC
MGWF
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
10,815
10,850
10,754
10,716
10,781
10,726
10,792
10,771
10,796
4,818
4,808
4,731
4,695
4,758
4,734
4,762
4,752
4,753
281
288
294
285
321
330
330
351
363
712
712
713
708
731
724
776
758
829
1,205
1,180
1,100
1,078
1,073
1,037
1,038
997
946
1,391
1,387
1,373
1,383
1,376
1,401
1,430
1,458
1,441
1,229
1,240
1,251
1,241
1,257
1,242
1,189
1,187
1,175
5,998
6,042
6,023
6,020
6,023
5,992
6,029
6,019
6,043
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
10,817
10,810
10,814
4,775
4,763
4,760
348
345
352
788
793
792
982
980
978
1,460
1,460
1,461
1,197
1,184
1,177
6,042
6,047
6,054
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
10,795
10,788
10,729
4,747
4,746
4,697
356
356
359
787
801
786
968
961
933
1,465
1,458
1,451
1,171
1,170
1,168
6,049
6,042
6,032
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
10,795
10,818
10,796
4,756
4,771
4,753
364
366
363
816
817
829
946
951
946
1,453
1,446
1,441
1,176
1,191
1,175
6,039
6,047
6,043
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
10,796
10,786
10,790
4,749
4,737
4,733
366
367
371
816
821
830
954
951
960
1,443
1,427
1,407
1,169
1,171
1,167
6,047
6,049
6,057
Jul-Sep
10,775
4,717
375
837
958
1,393
1,154
6,058
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
-21
-0.2
-32
-0.7
9
2.4
20
2.5
4
0.4
-50
-3.5
-14
-1.2
11
0.2
Over last 12 months
Per cent
-42
-0.4
-58
-1.2
27
7.7
49
6.2
-23
-2.4
-67
-4.6
-43
-3.6
16
0.3
a
Denominator=all persons in the relevant age group.
Note:
Relationship between columns: 1=2+8; 2=3+4+5+6+7.
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
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Per cent, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
All aged
16 and over
16-59/64
16-17
18-24
25-34
35-49
50-64 (M)
50-59 (F)
65+ (M)
60+ (F)
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
YBTC
YBTL
LWEX
LWFA
LWFD
LWFG
LWFJ
LWFM
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
37.4
37.6
37.2
36.9
37.3
37.1
36.9
37.0
37.0
21.6
21.7
21.3
21.1
21.5
21.4
21.3
21.4
21.5
40.6
41.1
41.2
41.0
44.4
45.8
45.1
47.1
48.4
23.5
24.4
24.6
24.0
24.9
24.0
25.6
25.0
26.6
16.5
16.4
15.8
15.6
16.1
16.1
16.6
16.6
16.0
15.6
15.8
15.2
15.0
15.1
15.0
15.1
15.3
15.2
31.5
31.3
30.7
30.3
30.0
29.7
27.9
27.9
27.6
91.9
92.2
91.9
91.8
92.0
91.4
91.0
90.5
90.0
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
37.1
37.1
37.0
21.5
21.5
21.4
46.2
46.9
47.5
25.9
25.9
25.8
16.6
16.6
16.4
15.3
15.4
15.3
27.9
27.8
27.5
90.6
90.6
90.5
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
36.9
36.9
36.7
21.3
21.3
21.2
48.2
47.8
47.9
25.5
25.8
25.6
16.2
16.0
15.7
15.3
15.3
15.2
27.5
27.5
27.4
90.4
90.3
90.1
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
36.9
37.0
37.0
21.4
21.5
21.5
48.1
48.6
48.4
26.3
26.4
26.6
15.9
16.0
16.0
15.3
15.2
15.2
27.5
27.7
27.6
90.1
90.1
90.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
36.9
36.9
36.9
21.4
21.4
21.4
48.4
48.6
50.0
26.2
26.2
26.4
16.2
16.2
16.1
15.2
15.0
14.9
27.6
27.6
27.4
90.0
90.0
90.0
Jul-Sep
36.8
21.3
50.0
26.5
16.1
14.9
27.1
89.9
Changes
Over last 3 months
-0.1
-0.1
1.5
0.3
0.0
-0.3
-0.5
-0.1
All
Over last 12 months
-0.3
-0.2
3.7
0.6
-0.5
-0.5
-0.8
-0.7
YBTD
YBTN
LWEY
LWFB
LWFE
LWFH
LWFK
LWFN
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
28.3
28.8
28.5
28.5
29.1
29.2
28.9
29.3
29.6
15.3
15.8
15.6
15.4
16.0
16.1
15.9
16.3
16.6
42.0
41.7
40.7
41.4
44.1
46.5
45.8
47.9
49.6
17.6
19.1
19.5
18.8
19.9
19.0
20.7
20.8
21.9
6.4
6.3
6.6
6.2
6.8
7.1
7.5
8.0
7.9
8.0
8.5
7.8
7.6
8.2
8.1
8.0
8.3
8.6
27.8
28.1
27.5
27.6
27.1
27.3
25.3
25.6
25.3
92.4
92.4
92.1
92.3
92.9
92.3
91.2
91.3
91.0
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
29.5
29.5
29.3
16.5
16.6
16.4
46.9
48.4
49.0
21.7
21.5
21.3
8.3
8.3
7.9
8.4
8.5
8.4
25.4
25.4
25.0
91.3
91.3
91.2
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
29.3
29.3
29.3
16.4
16.3
16.4
49.7
49.0
48.8
21.1
21.1
21.4
7.7
7.5
7.7
8.4
8.5
8.5
25.2
25.1
25.1
91.1
91.0
90.9
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
29.4
29.5
29.6
16.4
16.6
16.6
48.7
49.4
49.6
21.6
21.9
21.9
7.7
7.7
7.9
8.6
8.6
8.6
25.1
25.1
25.3
90.9
90.8
91.0
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
29.6
29.6
29.5
16.6
16.6
16.6
49.2
49.4
51.7
21.7
21.4
21.5
7.9
8.1
7.6
8.6
8.6
8.7
25.4
25.4
25.1
91.0
91.0
90.9
Jul-Sep
29.5
16.6
51.1
21.6
7.7
8.8
24.9
90.8
Changes
Over last 3 months
-0.1
-0.1
2.0
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
-0.5
-0.2
Male
Over last 12 months
0.0
0.1
4.3
-0.1
-0.5
0.4
-0.5
-0.6
YBTE
YBTM
LWEZ
LWFC
LWFF
LWFI
LWFL
LWFO
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
45.8
45.8
45.2
44.8
44.9
44.4
44.5
44.1
43.9
28.2
28.0
27.5
27.1
27.3
27.0
27.0
26.8
26.7
39.2
40.4
41.7
40.5
44.7
45.0
44.3
46.4
47.3
29.3
29.6
29.6
29.2
29.9
29.1
30.6
29.2
31.4
26.5
26.3
24.9
24.8
25.2
25.0
25.6
25.1
24.0
23.1
22.9
22.4
22.2
21.8
21.9
22.0
22.1
21.6
36.7
35.7
35.1
34.1
33.9
33.0
31.3
31.1
30.7
91.6
92.2
91.7
91.5
91.5
90.8
90.9
90.1
89.5
3-month averages
Jul-Sep 2004
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
44.2
44.2
44.1
26.9
26.8
26.8
45.6
45.2
46.0
30.2
30.4
30.3
24.8
24.8
24.7
22.1
22.0
22.0
31.4
31.0
30.8
90.1
90.1
90.1
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
44.0
44.0
43.7
26.7
26.7
26.4
46.5
46.6
46.9
30.0
30.5
29.9
24.5
24.3
23.6
22.1
21.9
21.8
30.7
30.6
30.6
90.0
89.8
89.6
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
44.0
44.0
43.9
26.7
26.8
26.7
47.5
47.7
47.3
31.0
31.0
31.4
24.0
24.1
24.0
21.8
21.7
21.6
30.8
31.2
30.7
89.6
89.6
89.5
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
43.9
43.8
43.8
26.6
26.5
26.5
47.6
47.8
48.2
30.9
31.0
31.4
24.3
24.2
24.4
21.6
21.3
21.0
30.6
30.6
30.5
89.4
89.4
89.4
Jul-Sep
43.7
26.4
48.8
31.6
24.4
20.8
30.2
89.4
Changes
Over last 3 months
-0.2
-0.2
1.1
0.6
0.2
-0.8
-0.4
-0.1
Over last 12 months
-0.5
-0.5
3.2
1.3
-0.4
-1.3
-1.2
-0.8
Female
a
Denominator=all persons in the relevant age group.
Note:
Data are in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
Source: Labour Force Survey
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D.4
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND INACTIVITY
Educational status, economic activity and inactivity of young people
July to September 2005
UNITED
KINGDOM
Thousands and per cent, seasonally adjusted
Economically active
Total in employment
Total Not in FTEa
In FTEa
Unemployed
Total Not in FTEa
In FTEa
Economically inactive
Total Not in FTEa
In FTEa
Total Not in FTEa
In FTEa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
LEVELS
All
16-17
18-24
All under 25
788
3,939
4,727
304
3,286
3,589
484
653
1,137
612
3,508
4,119
211
2,922
3,133
401
586
986
176
431
608
93
364
456
84
67
151
788
1,422
2,210
118
583
702
669
839
1,508
Male
16-17
18-24
All under 25
395
2,125
2,519
190
1,809
1,999
205
315
520
292
1,857
2,149
126
1,579
1,705
166
278
444
102
268
370
64
231
294
39
37
76
413
585
998
63
168
231
350
417
767
Female
16-17
18-24
All under 25
394
1,814
2,208
114
1,476
1,590
280
338
618
319
1,651
1,971
85
1,343
1,428
235
308
542
74
163
237
29
133
162
45
30
75
375
837
1,211
56
415
471
319
421
740
RATES(%)b
All
16-17
18-24
All under 25
50.0
73.5
68.1
71.9
84.9
83.6
42.0
43.8
43.0
38.8
65.4
59.4
50.0
75.5
73.0
34.7
39.3
37.3
22.4
10.9
12.9
30.5
11.1
12.7
17.3
10.3
13.3
50.0
26.5
31.9
28.1
15.1
16.4
58.0
56.2
57.0
Male
16-17
18-24
All under 25
48.9
78.4
71.6
75.2
91.5
89.6
36.9
43.0
40.4
36.2
68.5
61.1
50.0
79.8
76.4
29.9
38.0
34.5
25.9
12.6
14.7
33.4
12.8
14.7
18.9
11.8
14.6
51.1
21.6
28.4
24.8
8.5
10.4
63.1
57.0
59.6
Female
16-17
18-24
All under 25
51.2
68.4
64.6
67.1
78.1
77.2
46.7
44.5
45.5
41.6
62.3
57.6
50.0
71.0
69.3
39.2
40.5
39.9
18.9
9.0
10.7
25.5
9.0
10.2
16.1
8.9
12.2
48.8
31.6
35.4
32.9
21.9
22.8
53.3
55.5
54.5
CHANGES ON QUARTER
LEVELS
All
16-17
18-24
All under 25
-24
4
-20
-15
8
-7
-9
-4
-12
-25
9
-16
-17
4
-13
-8
5
-3
1
-5
-3
2
4
6
0
-9
-9
25
22
47
3
-14
-11
22
36
58
Male
16-17
18-24
All under 25
-15
14
-2
-6
3
-3
-9
11
2
-18
8
-10
-11
-10
-21
-7
18
11
2
6
8
4
13
17
-2
-7
-9
16
2
18
4
-7
-4
13
9
22
Female
16-17
18-24
All under 25
-8
-10
-18
-9
5
-4
0
-15
-14
-7
1
-7
-6
14
8
-1
-13
-14
-1
-10
-11
-3
-9
-11
2
-2
0
9
20
29
-1
-7
-7
9
27
36
CHANGES ON QUARTER
RATES(%)b
All
16-17
18-24
All under 25
-1.5
-0.3
-0.6
-1.5
0.3
0.2
-1.2
-1.2
-1.2
-1.6
-0.2
-0.5
-2.5
0.2
0.0
-1.1
-0.5
-0.8
0.8
-0.1
0.0
2.0
0.1
0.2
0.2
-1.2
-0.6
1.5
0.3
0.6
1.5
-0.3
-0.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
Male
16-17
18-24
All under 25
-2.0
0.1
-0.4
-1.7
0.3
0.1
-1.9
0.3
-0.6
-2.2
-0.1
-0.6
-3.7
-0.3
-0.7
-1.4
1.4
0.2
1.5
0.2
0.3
3.4
0.7
0.9
-0.3
-2.7
-1.8
2.0
-0.1
0.4
1.7
-0.3
-0.1
1.9
-0.3
0.6
Female
16-17
18-24
All under 25
-1.1
-0.6
-0.7
-1.4
0.3
0.2
-0.7
-2.7
-1.8
-1.0
-0.2
-0.4
-0.7
0.8
0.7
-0.9
-2.4
-1.7
0.2
-0.5
-0.4
-0.4
-0.6
-0.7
0.6
-0.1
0.3
1.1
0.6
0.7
1.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.7
2.7
1.8
Source: Labour Force Survey
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a
b
Full-time education.
Denominator= all persons in the relevant age group for economically active, total in employment and economically inactive; economically active for unemployment.
Note: Relationship between columns: 1=2+3; 1=4+7; 4=5+6; 7=8+9; 10=11+12.
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GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
EARNINGS
Average Earnings Index by main industrial sector
Whole economy (Divisions 01-93)
Including bonuses
Excluding bonuses
% change year on year
2000=100
2003
2004
2005
Single
month
3-month
averagea
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
JQEB
LNNC
JQDW
JQDX
JQDY
LNNJ
LNKW
LNNE
JQDZ
JQEA
3.8
3.7
114.0
3.8
3.7
116.0
5.5
5.6
116.1
5.4
5.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
113.4
113.7
114.3
3.8
3.3
4.4
3.7
3.6
3.8
114.2
114.5
115.0
3.5
3.4
3.7
3.7
3.6
3.5
116.1
116.4
117.0
4.7
4.2
4.3
5.4
4.8
4.4
116.2
116.6
117.2
4.7
4.3
4.3
5.3
4.8
4.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
115.6
113.8
115.7
6.0
3.7
4.3
4.6
4.7
4.7
115.5
115.9
116.5
3.8
3.9
4.2
3.6
3.8
3.9
117.2
117.8
118.3
4.1
4.4
4.4
4.2
4.3
4.3
117.4
118.0
118.5
4.1
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.3
Apr
May
Jun
115.7
116.1
116.4
4.6
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.4
4.3
116.7
117.2
117.5
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.1
4.2
4.2
118.5
118.7
119.9
4.1
4.5
4.5
4.3
4.3
4.4
118.7
119.3
119.9
4.2
4.6
4.7
4.3
4.4
4.5
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
116.4
117.3
117.8
3.3
4.1
4.1
3.9
3.9
3.8
117.9
118.5
118.8
4.2
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.3
4.3
119.9
120.7
121.2
3.7
4.5
4.5
4.2
4.2
4.2
120.3
120.7
121.4
3.8
4.3
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
Oct
Nov
Dec
118.3
118.8
119.1
4.3
4.5
4.2
4.2
4.3
4.3
119.3
119.6
120.1
4.5
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
121.7
121.9
122.2
4.8
4.7
4.4
4.6
4.7
4.7
121.9
122.1
122.4
4.9
4.7
4.5
4.5
4.7
4.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
120.1
120.2
120.3
3.9
5.6
4.0
4.2
4.6
4.5
120.3
120.7
121.0
4.2
4.1
3.9
4.4
4.3
4.1
122.7
123.3
123.3
4.7
4.6
4.2
4.6
4.6
4.5
123.0
123.5
123.7
4.8
4.7
4.4
4.7
4.7
4.6
Apr
May
Jun
120.6
120.8
121.1
4.2
4.1
4.0
4.6
4.1
4.1
121.6
121.8
122.2
4.1
3.9
3.9
4.1
4.0
4.0
124.3
127.8
125.0
4.9
7.7
4.3
4.6
5.6
5.6
124.5
125.3
125.2
4.9
5.1
4.4
4.7
4.8
4.8
Jul R
Aug R
Sep P
121.6
122.0
122.1
4.5
4.0
3.7
4.2
4.2
4.1
122.8
123.1
123.5
4.1
3.9
3.9
4.0
4.0
4.0
125.2
125.8
126.0
4.4
4.3
3.9
5.5
4.3
4.2
125.3
125.7
126.0
4.1
4.2
3.8
4.5
4.3
4.0
± 2.0
B
±1.9
A
± 0.8
A
±0.7
A
±1.7
A
± 1.6
A
± 1.5
A
±1.3
A
Private sector
of which: Private sector services
Including bonuses
Excluding bonuses
Single
month
3-month
averagea
Including bonuses
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
Excluding bonuses
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
JQEQ
LNKY
LNKZ
LNND
JQEC
JQED
JQEE
JJGH
JJGI
JJGJ
JQEO
JQEP
Sep
112.5
3.4
3.3
113.4
3.4
3.2
112.3
3.4
3.4
113.4
3.5
3.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
112.8
113.1
113.9
3.5
3.1
5.0
3.3
3.3
3.9
113.7
114.0
114.5
3.3
3.2
3.5
3.3
3.3
3.3
112.5
112.8
113.4
3.5
2.8
4.9
3.4
3.3
3.7
113.7
114.0
114.4
3.3
3.0
3.5
3.4
3.3
3.3
Jan
Feb
Mar
115.0
113.0
114.9
5.9
3.6
4.4
4.6
4.8
4.6
115.0
115.4
116.0
3.8
3.7
4.1
3.5
3.7
3.9
115.4
111.9
114.6
7.5
3.3
4.9
5.0
5.2
5.2
115.0
115.3
115.8
3.7
3.7
4.0
3.4
3.6
3.8
Apr
May
Jun
115.1
115.5
115.7
4.6
4.2
4.1
4.2
4.4
4.3
116.2
116.7
117.0
4.3
4.1
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.1
114.6
115.0
115.3
4.5
3.6
3.9
4.2
4.3
4.0
116.2
116.7
117.0
4.3
3.9
4.0
4.0
4.1
4.0
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
115.5
116.5
117.0
3.2
4.1
4.0
3.8
3.8
3.8
117.4
117.9
118.2
4.3
4.5
4.2
4.1
4.3
4.3
114.8
116.2
117.0
2.6
3.9
4.2
3.4
3.5
3.5
117.4
118.0
118.4
4.1
4.4
4.4
4.0
4.2
4.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
117.6
118.1
118.5
4.2
4.4
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.2
118.6
119.0
119.6
4.4
4.3
4.5
4.3
4.3
4.4
117.4
117.9
118.3
4.3
4.6
4.3
4.1
4.3
4.4
118.7
119.1
119.8
4.4
4.4
4.7
4.4
4.4
4.5
Jan
Feb
Mar
119.4
119.6
119.5
3.8
5.9
4.0
4.1
4.6
4.6
119.7
120.0
120.4
4.0
4.0
3.8
4.3
4.2
3.9
119.6
119.5
119.5
3.6
6.8
4.3
4.1
4.9
4.9
119.8
120.2
120.7
4.1
4.3
4.3
4.4
4.4
4.2
Apr
May
Jun
119.7
119.3
120.2
4.0
3.3
3.9
4.6
3.8
3.7
120.8
120.9
121.4
3.9
3.6
3.8
3.9
3.8
3.8
119.6
119.4
120.1
4.3
3.8
4.2
5.1
4.1
4.1
121.1
121.1
121.5
4.2
3.8
3.9
4.2
4.1
4.0
Jul R
Aug R
Sep P
120.7
121.1
121.3
4.6
4.0
3.6
3.9
4.1
4.0
122.3
122.5
122.8
4.1
3.8
3.9
3.8
3.9
4.0
120.6
120.9
120.8
5.0
4.0
3.2
4.4
4.4
4.1
122.6
122.6
122.9
4.5
3.9
3.8
4.1
4.1
4.1
± 2.5
B
± 2.3
B
± 0.9
A
± 0.8
A
± 3.4
B
± 3.2
B
± 1.1
A
± 1.1
A
Sampling
variabilityb
b
R
P
% change year on year
LNMU
2000=100
a
3-month
averagea
113.2
% change year on year
2005
Single
month
Excluding bonuses
LNMQ
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
2004
Including bonuses
Sep
Sampling
variabilityb
2003
Seasonally adjusted
Public sector
The 3-month average is the change in the average seasonally adjusted index values for the last three months compared with the same period a year ago. For further details please see the article in the
May 1999 issue of Labour Market Trends, p227.
See footnote b, Table E.2.
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EARNINGS
Average Earnings Index by main industrial sector
E.1
Seasonally adjusted
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
Production (Divisions 10-41)
of which: Manuafacturing (Divisions 15-37)
Including bonuses
Excluding bonuses
% change year on year
2000=100
2003
2004
2005
Single
month
3-month
averagea
% change year on year
3-month
averagea
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
JQEH
LNNF
JQEI
JQEJ
JQEK
LNMR
LNMV
LNNG
JQEF
JQEG
3.4
3.2
113.0
3.3
3.2
112.8
3.6
3.2
113.3
3.3
3.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
112.9
113.5
113.4
3.2
3.6
3.2
3.2
3.4
3.3
113.1
113.7
114.0
3.0
3.6
3.3
3.2
3.3
3.3
113.0
113.7
113.6
3.2
3.7
3.3
3.3
3.5
3.4
113.5
114.0
114.3
3.0
3.6
3.3
3.2
3.3
3.3
Jan
Feb
Mar
114.1
114.4
115.4
3.5
3.8
3.0
3.4
3.5
3.4
114.5
114.8
115.7
3.9
3.5
4.1
3.6
3.6
3.8
114.3
114.5
115.5
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.5
3.5
3.5
114.8
115.0
116.0
3.8
3.4
4.2
3.6
3.5
3.8
Apr
May
Jun
115.3
115.7
115.8
4.6
4.3
4.0
3.8
4.0
4.3
115.6
116.3
116.4
3.9
4.0
4.1
3.9
4.0
4.0
115.4
116.0
116.0
4.6
4.4
4.1
3.8
4.1
4.4
115.9
116.5
116.7
3.8
4.0
4.0
3.8
4.0
3.9
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
115.9
115.8
116.1
3.8
3.3
3.1
4.0
3.7
3.4
117.0
116.9
116.7
4.4
3.8
3.3
4.1
4.1
3.8
116.1
115.9
116.2
3.8
3.3
3.0
4.1
3.8
3.4
117.4
117.3
117.1
4.5
4.0
3.4
4.2
4.1
3.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
116.7
116.9
117.6
3.4
3.0
3.7
3.2
3.1
3.4
117.5
117.9
118.3
3.9
3.7
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.8
116.9
117.0
117.8
3.4
2.9
3.7
3.3
3.1
3.3
117.9
118.3
118.8
3.9
3.8
3.9
3.8
3.7
3.9
Jan
Feb
Mar
117.7
118.5
119.6
3.2
3.6
3.6
3.3
3.5
3.5
118.5
118.9
119.2
3.5
3.6
3.1
3.7
3.6
3.4
117.8
118.6
120.0
3.1
3.6
3.9
3.2
3.5
3.5
118.9
119.4
119.7
3.6
3.8
3.2
3.8
3.8
3.5
Apr
May
Jun
118.7
118.1
119.0
3.0
2.0
2.8
3.4
2.9
2.6
119.4
119.7
120.2
3.3
2.9
3.3
3.3
3.1
3.2
118.9
118.2
119.3
3.0
1.9
2.9
3.5
3.0
2.6
119.8
120.0
120.6
3.4
3.0
3.4
3.5
3.2
3.3
Jul R
Aug R
Sep P
119.8
120.6
121.3
3.4
4.2
4.5
2.7
3.5
4.0
120.8
121.6
122.1
3.2
4.0
4.6
3.1
3.5
3.9
120.1
120.9
121.6
3.4
4.3
4.6
2.8
3.5
4.1
121.2
122.0
122.6
3.2
4.1
4.7
3.2
3.6
4.0
± 1.4
A
± 1.3
A
± 1.0
A
± 0.9
A
± 1.5
A
± 1.3
A
± 1.0
A
± 0.9
A
Services (Divisions 50-93)
Including bonuses
Excluding bonuses
Single
month
3-month
averagea
% change year on year
Single
month
3-month
averagea
LNMT
LNMX
LNNH
JQEL
JQEM
JQEN
Sep
113.2
4.0
4.0
114.1
4.0
3.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
113.4
113.7
114.5
3.9
3.2
5.2
3.9
3.7
4.1
114.4
114.7
115.1
3.7
3.4
3.7
3.9
3.7
3.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
115.7
113.4
115.7
6.2
3.5
4.8
4.8
5.0
4.8
115.6
116.0
116.5
3.8
3.9
4.1
3.6
3.8
3.9
Apr
May
Jun
115.6
115.8
116.4
4.4
3.8
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.1
116.9
117.3
117.7
4.2
4.0
4.2
4.1
4.1
4.1
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
116.2
117.3
118.0
2.8
4.0
4.2
3.6
3.6
3.7
118.0
118.7
119.2
4.0
4.3
4.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
118.5
118.9
119.3
4.5
4.6
4.2
4.2
4.4
4.4
119.6
119.9
120.4
4.5
4.5
4.6
4.4
4.5
4.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
120.2
120.5
120.7
4.0
6.3
4.3
4.3
4.8
4.8
120.6
121.1
121.5
4.3
4.4
4.3
4.5
4.4
4.3
Apr
May
Jun
120.8
121.2
121.4
4.5
4.7
4.3
5.0
4.5
4.5
122.0
122.2
122.5
4.4
4.2
4.0
4.4
4.3
4.2
Jul R
Aug R
Sep P
121.8
122.0
122.0
4.9
4.0
3.4
4.6
4.4
4.1
123.2
123.4
123.7
4.4
4.0
3.8
4.2
4.1
4.1
± 2.6
B
± 2.4
B
± 0.9
A
± 0.9
A
Sampling
variabilityb
b
R
P
Single
month
LNMW
2000=100
a
% change year on year
112.6
% change year on year
2005
3-month
averagea
LNMS
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
2004
Single
month
Excluding bonuses
Sep
Sampling
variabilityb
2003
Including bonuses
Source: Employment, Earnings and Productivity Division, ONS
Customer Helpline: 01633 819024
The 3-month average is the change in the average seasonally adjusted index values for the last three months compared with the same period a year ago. For further details please see the article in the
May 1999 issue of Labour Market Trends, p227.
See footnote b, Table E.2.
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E.2
EARNINGS
Average Earnings Index by industry: excluding bonusesa
Not seasonally adjusted
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
Agriculture,
forestry
and
fishing
Mining
and
quarrying
Food
products;
beverages
and
tobacco
Textiles,
leather
and
clothing
Chemicals
and
man-made
fibres
Basic
metals
and
metal
products
Engineering
and
allied
industries
Other
manufacturing
Electricity, gas
and water
supply
Construction
2000=100
(A,B)
(C)
(DA)
(DB,DC)
(DG)
(DJ)
(DK,DL,
DM)
(DD,DE,DF,
DH,DI,DN)
(E)
(F)
2000 ) Annual
2001 ) averages
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
2002
2003
2004
2005
JVUZ
JVVA
JVVB
JVVC
JVVD
JVVE
JVVF
JVVG
JVVH
JVVI
100.0
106.0
112.7
118.2
122.7
100.0
102.9
106.8
112.6
117.5
100.0
104.1
108.5
112.4
117.6
100.0
104.2
108.2
112.8
117.1
100.0
104.5
108.3
112.1
118.3
100.0
104.2
106.6
110.5
115.6
100.0
104.9
109.1
112.8
117.1
100.0
104.9
109.4
112.2
115.8
100.0
102.5
103.3
106.4
110.8
100.0
106.3
110.5
113.6
119.8
Sep
119.5
108.2
109.0
109.3
109.6
107.1
109.1
110.3
104.9
110.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
113.9
115.9
118.8
106.8
107.2
111.9
109.6
110.4
112.2
110.7
109.6
110.6
109.2
108.5
111.0
108.0
108.0
108.0
110.1
110.5
111.2
111.1
111.5
111.2
104.3
104.5
103.6
111.2
111.9
111.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
114.9
118.2
119.9
111.0
108.6
112.1
110.2
110.3
110.6
110.2
109.3
111.2
108.9
109.4
110.7
108.1
109.8
109.0
110.6
111.0
112.2
110.3
111.1
111.0
103.3
103.7
106.2
111.3
112.3
113.4
Apr
May
Jun
116.3
115.7
116.7
110.5
112.3
111.5
113.8
113.5
112.1
111.4
111.2
112.7
111.3
111.3
112.8
109.3
111.2
110.8
112.7
113.1
113.2
110.9
111.6
112.3
104.9
107.0
105.4
112.3
111.9
114.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
117.1
118.1
120.4
114.3
114.8
114.4
112.0
112.5
112.6
116.0
113.6
114.8
112.5
113.1
113.5
111.4
109.7
111.4
113.3
112.3
112.8
112.5
112.3
113.1
107.3
108.5
106.9
113.6
111.0
114.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
118.6
119.2
122.7
112.9
113.3
115.1
112.8
113.2
115.8
114.0
113.6
115.8
113.1
114.1
115.0
112.3
112.1
110.9
113.7
114.6
114.5
113.4
113.8
114.3
107.4
108.2
108.0
115.2
116.2
117.1
Jan
Feb
Mar
119.8
120.7
119.6
114.1
116.2
114.5
115.1
114.5
115.8
115.1
114.3
116.4
113.5
116.1
117.1
113.4
113.1
115.2
114.1
114.2
115.7
114.1
114.5
115.5
109.4
108.9
109.7
116.3
117.5
119.8
Apr
May
Jun
123.7
120.1
123.9
115.1
116.0
116.2
117.2
118.7
117.6
114.4
116.1
117.6
117.7
118.1
119.5
113.2
115.3
115.5
116.7
117.2
117.1
115.2
116.4
116.0
112.1
111.0
113.3
119.2
118.7
119.5
Jul
Aug
Sep
122.5
120.5
123.4
116.1
114.6
115.9
117.8
118.0
117.4
119.6
117.2
118.4
119.0
118.9
118.1
117.3
116.7
116.7
118.3
117.5
117.2
116.3
115.2
115.9
111.4
110.9
109.5
120.4
119.7
120.7
Oct
Nov
Dec
122.5
127.2
128.2
127.3
122.5
121.3
118.1
119.6
121.9
118.5
118.5
119.4
120.4
120.2
121.2
117.6
117.1
116.3
118.6
119.0
119.3
116.2
116.8
117.2
111.3
110.9
111.1
121.4
121.9
122.2
Jan
Feb
Mar
125.1
121.5
124.8
120.4
123.6
120.4
119.4
118.3
121.8
118.1
116.1
118.3
120.9
121.0
122.0
118.5
119.1
118.4
119.0
119.5
120.0
116.2
117.3
117.5
111.2
111.6
110.9
121.8
120.4
121.7
Apr
May
Jun
124.3
120.9
125.9
123.1
123.3
122.4
120.7
121.8
120.7
119.0
118.1
121.0
118.8
118.3
119.4
120.9
120.0
121.4
121.2
121.3
121.3
118.8
119.3
120.4
113.4
113.4
115.6
122.3
123.1
124.4
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
122.2
122.5
122.3
122.1
122.5
123.5
121.2
122.0
122.6
119.1
117.0
118.9
118.5
119.7
119.2
122.2
122.2
123.1
122.7
121.7
122.7
120.3
121.0
122.2
115.3
115.2
112.9
125.1
123.3
125.7
Sep
JVVT
0.8
JVVU
5.7
JVVV
3.3
JVVW
5.0
JVVX
3.6
JVVY
4.0
JVVZ
3.4
JVWA
2.6
JVWB
1.9
JVWC
3.5
Oct
Nov
Dec
4.2
2.9
3.3
5.7
5.7
2.8
2.9
2.5
3.1
3.0
3.6
4.6
3.6
5.2
3.7
4.0
3.8
2.7
3.3
3.7
3.0
2.1
2.1
2.8
3.0
3.5
4.2
3.6
3.8
4.9
Jan
Feb
Mar
4.3
2.1
-0.2
2.8
7.0
2.2
4.4
3.7
4.7
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.2
6.1
5.8
4.9
3.0
5.7
3.1
2.9
3.1
3.4
3.0
4.0
5.9
5.0
3.3
4.5
4.7
5.6
Apr
May
Jun
6.4
3.8
6.2
4.1
3.3
4.2
2.9
4.6
4.9
2.6
4.4
4.4
5.8
6.1
5.9
3.6
3.7
4.3
3.5
3.6
3.5
3.8
4.3
3.3
6.9
3.7
7.5
6.1
6.1
4.8
Jul
Aug
Sep
4.6
2.0
2.4
1.6
-0.1
1.3
5.2
4.9
4.3
3.1
3.2
3.1
5.8
5.1
4.1
5.2
6.3
4.8
4.4
4.6
3.9
3.4
2.5
2.5
3.7
2.3
2.4
6.0
7.8
5.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
3.2
6.7
4.5
12.8
8.1
5.4
4.7
5.7
5.3
4.0
4.4
3.2
6.4
5.4
5.4
4.7
4.5
4.9
4.3
3.8
4.2
2.5
2.6
2.5
3.7
2.5
2.9
5.4
4.9
4.3
Jan
Feb
Mar
4.4
0.7
4.3
5.6
6.4
5.2
3.8
3.4
5.2
2.6
1.6
1.6
6.5
4.2
4.2
4.5
5.3
2.8
4.3
4.6
3.8
1.9
2.5
1.7
1.6
2.4
1.1
4.8
2.5
1.6
Apr
May
Jun
0.5
0.6
1.6
7.0
6.3
5.4
3.0
2.6
2.7
4.1
1.7
2.9
0.9
0.2
-0.1
6.8
4.0
5.2
3.9
3.6
3.6
3.2
2.5
3.7
1.2
2.2
2.0
2.7
3.7
4.1
-0.2
1.6
-0.8
5.2
6.9
6.5
2.9
3.4
4.4
-0.4
-0.2
0.4
-0.4
0.7
0.9
4.2
4.7
5.5
3.8
3.6
4.7
3.5
5.0
5.4
3.6
3.9
3.1
3.9
3.1
4.2
± 23.1
D
± 9.3
D
± 3.0
B
± 5.9
C
± 2.3
B
± 3.6
B
± 1.5
A
± 1.8
A
± 5.7
C
± 3.6
B
Per cent change on the year
2003
2004
2005
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
Sampling
variabilityb
a
b
Users should note that the data contained in this table are not comparable with those previously published in Table E.2 of Labour Market Trends up to April 2002.
Sampling variability represent ’95 per cent’ confidence intervals’ (i.e. it is expected that in 95 per cent of samples the range would contain the true value). The letters give an indication of how the
sampling variability compares to the growth rate. For a growth rate of 5 per cent:
A = sampling variability approximately less than 2 percentage points;
B = sampling variability between 2 and 5 percentage points;
C = sampling variability between 5 and 8 percentage points; and
D = sampling variability more than 8 percentage points.
A full description of how sampling variability is calculated and how series are classified is available on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk or see pp207-13, Labour Market Trends, April
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Average Earnings Index by industry: excluding bonusesa
E.2
Not seasonally adjusted
Wholesale
trade
Retail
trade
and
repairs
Hotels
and
restaurants
Transport,
storage
and
communication
Financial
intermediation
Real
estate
renting
and
business
activities
Public
administration
Education
Health
and
social
work
Other
services
(G: 51)
(G: 50,52)
(H)
(I)
(J)
(K)
(L)
(M)
(N)
(O)
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
2000=100
JVVJ
JVVK
JVVL
JVVM
JVVN
JVVO
JVVP
JVVQ
JVVR
JVVS
100.0
103.1
105.4
109.0
112.9
100.0
102.9
106.7
111.1
114.0
100.0
104.5
111.2
116.2
122.3
100.0
104.7
108.2
112.6
118.7
100.0
105.5
108.4
111.7
115.2
100.0
106.0
110.7
113.3
117.9
100.0
104.7
109.0
113.6
118.8
100.0
105.3
109.5
115.4
119.5
100.0
106.2
112.9
119.3
126.7
100.0
102.3
105.4
106.1
112.4
2000 ) Annual
2001 ) averages
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
105.3
108.1
111.3
109.5
108.3
110.5
108.2
111.4
113.8
103.7
2002
105.2
105.7
106.3
107.1
106.9
106.5
112.1
111.7
116.4
109.5
109.8
110.3
109.1
110.0
110.2
111.7
112.0
111.5
112.0
115.3
110.6
113.5
113.3
112.7
114.8
114.8
116.2
104.8
106.3
107.0
107.5
107.8
108.5
109.2
108.1
108.8
113.2
112.9
113.2
110.5
108.5
110.9
110.3
111.5
111.4
112.3
112.6
112.9
110.2
111.4
112.1
111.6
112.0
112.1
116.6
115.0
115.9
106.5
104.9
104.2
108.5
108.8
109.4
110.3
113.0
111.7
116.3
116.2
116.0
111.6
112.0
112.9
111.6
112.8
112.5
112.1
113.0
113.1
113.0
113.1
112.9
115.5
114.7
115.7
117.7
118.0
119.1
106.2
106.2
106.2
Apr
May
Jun
109.2
109.3
109.1
112.2
112.9
113.0
116.8
117.7
116.5
113.0
113.2
114.0
112.2
111.0
111.1
113.4
113.3
113.4
114.0
114.0
114.4
116.9
117.7
118.2
121.8
122.3
120.6
106.6
107.2
105.9
Jul
Aug
Sep
109.6
109.2
110.7
111.1
110.5
111.9
116.5
116.9
121.5
114.4
114.7
115.5
111.5
112.4
112.2
114.2
114.5
114.7
114.3
117.8
116.1
116.8
116.2
117.0
120.9
121.1
121.9
106.6
106.3
106.8
Oct
Nov
Dec
110.7
110.8
112.2
112.9
111.4
112.7
118.6
118.1
119.7
116.4
114.9
115.9
113.9
113.2
114.8
115.7
116.5
117.1
115.5
116.4
116.4
115.4
116.1
116.1
122.4
121.5
122.1
111.6
110.7
110.0
112.7
113.3
112.9
114.6
114.5
114.7
120.6
121.1
121.9
117.4
117.9
119.7
114.9
115.1
115.1
117.4
118.7
117.5
117.6
118.0
118.1
118.8
119.2
119.0
125.6
126.1
130.2
110.3
110.7
111.9
Apr
May
Jun
112.8
113.0
113.7
114.8
115.4
115.1
123.5
124.2
122.7
119.1
119.8
120.3
114.9
115.2
115.1
118.4
118.2
118.2
118.2
119.7
121.7
119.5
123.2
123.3
128.3
128.1
128.6
114.1
114.3
113.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
113.5
114.0
115.6
114.4
113.2
114.7
124.9
123.9
128.4
121.5
120.8
120.6
116.5
116.7
117.3
118.3
118.9
120.1
120.7
122.1
121.7
121.6
120.6
121.9
128.7
129.2
129.2
112.8
115.0
113.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
115.6
115.2
116.9
117.3
115.5
115.7
122.8
123.7
126.8
121.4
120.7
121.0
117.7
118.3
121.6
120.5
121.0
120.7
120.5
121.9
125.9
122.0
120.8
120.7
129.2
128.8
128.9
114.7
114.5
116.7
117.3
117.6
117.3
117.9
116.3
116.0
125.9
126.3
126.8
122.4
123.3
125.2
120.9
121.3
119.2
122.1
122.1
122.3
124.3
123.0
123.0
124.0
123.5
124.0
132.9
132.9
133.9
115.3
116.8
119.2
Apr
May
Jun
118.0
118.1
118.1
117.8
118.3
115.8
127.1
127.3
126.6
123.9
123.4
125.8
121.8
121.1
119.4
123.5
123.0
123.3
124.3
124.7
125.3
124.5
126.1
126.6
133.0
132.9
132.8
121.3
118.8
118.9
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
JVWD
JVWE
JVWF
JVYJ
JVYK
JVYL
JVYM
JVYN
JVYO
JVYP
3.6
4.5
4.7
4.1
2.5
2.6
5.8
6.0
6.0
2.1
4.1
3.3
4.1
3.7
3.4
5.1
4.0
4.7
4.4
4.5
4.5
4.6
2.3
2.1
1.8
2.3
2.3
2.9
2.1
2.2
5.0
3.0
2.6
3.9
5.3
5.5
4.9
1.8
0.0
-0.2
3.0
2.7
3.4
3.4
3.0
3.5
4.8
4.6
5.8
5.3
5.9
4.6
3.3
1.5
3.0
3.0
3.4
3.7
4.8
4.5
3.8
3.4
3.7
3.6
4.9
5.6
5.3
4.9
5.6
5.6
3.8
4.0
3.3
3.9
1.3
2.7
3.7
4.2
5.1
5.2
5.2
6.1
3.0
2.0
2.3
4.8
5.0
3.8
4.1
4.4
4.7
2.9
3.9
2.8
6.7
6.8
9.3
3.9
4.2
5.4
Apr
May
Jun
3.3
3.4
4.2
2.3
2.2
1.8
5.7
5.6
5.3
5.4
5.8
5.6
2.4
3.8
3.6
4.4
4.3
4.3
3.6
4.9
6.4
2.2
4.6
4.3
5.4
4.8
6.6
7.0
6.6
6.9
Jul
Aug
Sep
3.6
4.4
4.5
2.9
2.5
2.5
7.1
6.0
5.7
6.2
5.3
4.4
4.5
3.9
4.5
3.6
3.9
4.7
5.6
3.6
4.8
4.1
3.8
4.1
6.5
6.7
5.9
5.8
8.2
6.7
Oct
Nov
Dec
4.4
4.0
4.2
3.9
3.6
2.7
3.5
4.7
5.9
4.3
5.0
4.3
3.3
4.5
6.0
4.1
3.8
3.0
4.3
4.7
8.1
5.8
4.1
3.9
5.6
6.0
5.6
2.7
3.4
6.1
4.1
3.9
3.9
2.9
1.6
1.2
4.5
4.3
4.0
4.2
4.6
4.5
5.2
5.4
3.5
3.9
2.9
4.1
5.7
4.2
4.1
4.4
3.7
4.2
5.8
5.4
2.9
4.6
5.5
6.5
Apr
May
Jun
4.6
4.5
3.9
2.6
2.5
0.6
2.9
2.5
3.2
4.0
3.0
4.6
6.0
5.1
3.8
4.3
4.1
4.3
5.1
4.2
2.9
4.2
2.4
2.7
3.7
3.8
3.3
6.4
4.0
5.1
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
± 1.9
B
± 1.7
A
± 3.9
B
± 5.8
C
± 1.6
A
± 2.1
B
± 2.2
B
± 0.8
A
± 1.0
A
± 7.5
C
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2003
2004
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Per cent change on the year
2003
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2004
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Sampling
variabilityb
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Sampling variability represent ’95 per cent’ confidence intervals’ (i.e. it is expected that in 95 per cent of samples the range would contain the true value). The letters give an indication of how the
sampling variability compares to the growth rate. For a growth rate of 5 per cent:
A = sampling variability approximately less than 2 percentage points;
B = sampling variability between 2 and 5 percentage points;
C = sampling variability between 5 and 8 percentage points; and
D = sampling variability more than 8 percentage points.
A full description of how sampling variability is calculated and how series are classified is available on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk or see pp207-13, Labour Market Trends, April
2002.
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E.2
EARNINGS
Average Earnings Index by industry: including bonusesa
Not seasonally adjusted
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
Agriculture,
forestry
and
fishing
Mining
and
quarrying
Food
products;
beverages
and
tobacco
Textiles,
leather
and
clothing
Chemicals
and
man-made
fibres
Basic
metals
and
metal
products
Engineering
and
allied
industries
Other
manufacturing
Electricity, gas
and water
supply
Construction
2000=100
(A,B)
(C)
(DA)
(DB,DC)
(DG)
(DJ)
(DK,DL,
DM)
(DD,DE,DF,
DH,DI,DN)
(E)
(F)
2000 ) Annual
2001 ) averages
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
2002
2003
2004
2005
JVUF
JVUG
JVUH
JVUI
JVUJ
JVUK
JVUL
JVUM
JVUN
JVUO
100.0
105.9
112.0
117.0
121.6
100.0
105.9
112.6
118.6
121.9
100.0
102.9
106.2
110.4
113.9
100.0
103.2
106.1
109.2
114.2
100.0
104.7
108.7
114.5
120.1
100.0
104.7
106.7
110.4
116.5
100.0
104.4
108.7
113.5
118.5
100.0
104.4
108.2
110.2
112.2
100.0
101.0
103.1
105.4
110.6
100.0
105.8
109.4
112.4
119.2
Sep
118.1
114.4
105.2
105.5
105.3
105.6
107.5
107.9
101.5
109.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
112.4
114.4
121.6
110.1
111.1
119.0
105.7
107.1
110.4
106.9
106.6
111.1
104.9
104.9
114.8
109.3
108.2
109.2
108.9
110.2
113.1
108.6
109.6
111.8
101.0
101.0
100.4
108.7
109.8
113.1
Jan
Feb
Mar
114.0
116.9
121.4
113.3
113.7
138.7
108.1
109.8
119.9
107.6
106.4
110.7
107.5
115.9
138.2
109.2
109.5
111.5
110.4
112.2
118.6
108.5
109.7
113.6
102.4
101.6
113.1
109.5
109.8
119.3
Apr
May
Jun
114.8
113.8
115.0
132.0
114.8
113.9
110.0
108.2
107.7
106.6
107.1
107.2
115.0
109.8
110.6
110.0
109.8
109.4
112.4
113.5
112.8
107.8
108.9
109.5
101.8
104.1
118.7
109.8
108.5
111.3
Jul
Aug
Sep
115.8
115.5
118.0
115.4
116.4
117.1
109.8
108.9
110.8
111.1
108.7
109.6
110.9
112.4
111.3
114.1
108.2
108.7
113.4
111.2
111.8
110.1
108.6
109.7
104.8
103.9
102.8
111.7
108.0
112.9
Oct
Nov
Dec
117.0
117.5
124.0
114.6
115.0
118.3
108.1
109.5
114.3
109.3
109.2
117.3
110.6
112.0
120.2
113.7
110.8
110.4
113.0
115.2
117.0
110.6
111.2
114.1
103.9
104.0
104.2
113.4
114.8
119.2
Jan
Feb
Mar
118.0
118.9
119.6
117.3
129.6
127.3
111.1
112.0
120.7
111.7
110.8
114.2
113.5
120.8
148.9
114.7
114.1
114.9
114.2
118.1
124.4
110.9
111.4
115.7
105.5
109.3
119.9
114.6
116.5
124.6
Apr
May
Jun
122.7
119.0
123.9
132.6
115.8
116.1
115.0
115.2
112.4
110.7
113.8
114.4
125.6
116.9
117.3
116.0
114.2
115.1
117.6
117.6
117.5
110.9
113.3
112.1
110.6
109.3
123.1
117.1
118.5
117.7
Jul
Aug
Sep
122.2
118.8
122.7
114.8
114.2
118.2
112.9
111.2
113.4
116.9
113.6
114.4
117.6
115.0
113.1
120.5
115.4
115.4
118.1
116.8
117.0
112.4
109.7
110.9
109.1
108.8
106.5
119.5
116.4
118.2
Oct
Nov
Dec
121.4
126.3
125.8
127.5
123.8
125.6
110.5
112.0
120.5
115.4
114.8
120.1
116.5
114.1
121.7
120.2
117.4
120.5
118.1
119.6
122.7
111.7
112.4
115.1
108.6
108.1
108.4
119.0
124.0
124.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
123.4
119.5
126.0
128.8
137.2
148.9
112.3
114.2
129.2
117.0
116.7
117.2
117.9
121.6
150.3
122.6
122.3
125.0
118.7
124.4
126.2
111.8
113.5
120.3
110.0
117.3
112.0
121.3
119.8
128.8
Apr
May
Jun
122.0
118.0
122.7
137.9
119.2
120.5
116.9
114.6
113.3
117.1
116.0
120.2
122.5
115.7
116.5
126.3
119.9
121.5
123.4
119.9
121.0
114.2
115.4
115.5
113.6
114.6
124.9
120.5
122.6
123.0
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
119.4
120.1
134.2
117.8
120.1
125.4
117.8
116.6
118.0
120.0
117.2
118.0
115.5
115.6
115.8
126.9
122.8
125.1
121.7
119.3
120.4
116.8
115.8
116.7
115.0
112.7
110.0
124.4
120.9
124.4
Sep
JVYQ
-0.1
JVYR
2.4
JVYS
5.3
JVYT
3.8
JVYU
5.7
JVYV
2.9
JVYW
4.0
JVYX
1.7
JVYY
1.3
JVYZ
3.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
4.1
2.7
2.0
4.1
3.5
-0.6
2.3
2.2
3.5
2.3
2.5
5.5
5.5
6.7
4.7
4.0
2.4
1.1
3.8
4.6
3.5
1.8
1.4
2.1
2.9
3.0
3.7
4.4
4.6
5.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
3.6
1.7
-1.5
3.5
14.0
-8.2
2.8
2.0
0.6
3.8
4.1
3.2
5.6
4.2
7.7
5.1
4.2
3.0
3.4
5.3
4.9
2.3
1.5
1.8
3.0
7.6
6.0
4.7
6.1
4.4
Apr
May
Jun
6.9
4.5
7.7
0.5
0.8
1.9
4.5
6.4
4.4
3.8
6.2
6.7
9.2
6.4
6.0
5.5
4.0
5.2
4.6
3.6
4.1
2.9
4.0
2.3
8.7
5.0
3.7
6.6
9.2
5.7
Jul
Aug
Sep
5.5
2.8
4.0
-0.5
-2.0
0.9
2.8
2.2
2.4
5.2
4.5
4.4
6.1
2.3
1.6
5.7
6.7
6.2
4.2
5.0
4.7
2.1
1.0
1.1
4.1
4.7
3.6
6.9
7.7
4.7
Oct
Nov
Dec
3.7
7.5
1.4
11.2
7.6
6.2
2.2
2.2
5.4
5.6
5.1
2.4
5.3
1.9
1.2
5.8
5.9
9.2
4.4
3.8
4.8
1.1
1.1
0.9
4.5
3.9
4.1
4.9
8.0
4.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
4.6
0.5
5.3
9.8
5.9
17.0
1.1
2.0
7.0
4.7
5.4
2.6
3.8
0.7
1.0
6.9
7.3
8.8
3.9
5.3
1.5
0.8
1.9
3.9
4.3
7.3
-6.6
5.9
2.8
3.3
Apr
May
Jun
-0.5
-0.8
-1.0
4.0
3.0
3.8
1.7
-0.5
0.8
5.8
2.0
5.1
-2.4
-1.0
-0.6
8.9
5.0
5.6
4.9
1.9
3.0
3.0
1.8
3.1
2.7
4.8
1.5
3.0
3.5
4.5
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
-2.3
1.1
9.3
2.6
5.2
6.1
4.4
4.8
4.0
2.6
3.2
3.1
-1.8
0.6
2.4
5.3
6.5
8.5
3.0
2.2
2.9
4.0
5.6
5.3
5.4
3.6
3.2
4.1
3.9
5.2
± 24.0
D
± 8.9
D
± 4.6
B
± 6.3
C
± 4.6
B
± 5.5
C
± 2.6
B
± 2.4
B
± 6.5
C
± 5.1
B
Per cent change on the year
2003
2004
2005
Sampling
variabilityb
a
b
Users should note that the data contained in this table are not comparable with those previously published in Table E.2 of Labour Market Trends up to April 2002.
Sampling variability represent ’95 per cent’ confidence intervals’ (i.e. it is expected that in 95 per cent of samples the range would contain the true value). The letters give an indication of how the
sampling variability compares to the growth rate. For a growth rate of 5 per cent:
A = sampling variability approximately less than 2 percentage points;
B = sampling variability between 2 and 5 percentage points;
C = sampling variability between 5 and 8 percentage points; and
D = sampling variability more than 8 percentage points.
A full description of how sampling variability is calculated and how series are classified is available on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk or see pp207-13, Labour Market Trends, April
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Average Earnings Index by industry: including bonusesa
E.2
Not seasonally adjusted
Wholesale
trade
Retail
trade
and
repairs
Hotels
and
restaurants
Transport,
storage
and
communication
Financial
intermediation
Real
estate
renting
and
business
activities
Public
administration
Education
Health
and
social
work
Other
services
(G: 51)
(G: 50,52)
(H)
(I)
(J)
(K)
(L)
(M)
(N)
(O)
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
2000=100
JVUP
JVUQ
JVUR
JVUS
JVUT
JVUU
JVUV
JVUW
JVUX
JVUY
100.0
103.6
105.8
111.3
115.4
100.0
102.9
107.0
110.9
113.9
100.0
106.4
114.1
119.2
125.7
100.0
104.2
107.6
111.3
117.7
100.0
105.1
104.7
105.2
109.8
100.0
104.4
107.8
109.7
114.3
100.0
104.4
108.4
113.1
118.4
100.0
105.1
109.4
115.2
119.3
100.0
106.1
113.0
119.3
126.6
100.0
102.7
105.9
108.4
115.6
2000 ) Annual
2001 ) averages
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
101.6
108.1
113.1
106.9
88.7
106.3
107.5
111.3
113.8
102.5
2002
105.0
105.2
110.0
106.4
105.6
105.1
114.6
117.5
120.1
107.1
107.9
111.1
89.3
91.3
112.3
106.9
107.4
109.3
111.3
114.6
109.9
113.3
113.2
112.7
114.7
115.0
116.3
105.6
107.9
111.1
107.6
108.3
122.2
106.8
109.0
111.7
116.1
117.4
117.2
107.6
106.5
112.2
112.6
155.2
143.3
108.3
111.3
112.9
109.5
110.8
111.6
111.7
111.8
112.0
116.7
115.2
116.2
110.2
107.0
108.7
108.7
109.1
111.6
109.8
111.6
112.1
118.3
120.0
118.1
108.5
110.6
117.8
101.5
93.7
92.0
106.9
109.1
110.5
112.3
112.5
112.2
115.3
114.4
115.6
117.9
118.1
119.1
107.5
107.8
108.2
Apr
May
Jun
110.1
107.8
108.3
112.1
111.7
112.6
119.4
119.3
118.5
111.8
110.4
110.8
97.6
90.4
90.3
110.7
108.5
108.1
113.3
114.4
113.7
116.8
117.4
117.9
121.9
122.3
120.6
109.8
108.2
106.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
110.4
112.7
118.3
110.3
109.2
113.8
118.7
120.1
127.8
111.3
112.1
115.6
91.7
92.3
101.7
109.4
108.6
112.3
113.8
117.1
115.5
116.5
116.1
116.9
120.9
121.2
122.0
108.9
107.6
110.5
Oct
Nov
Dec
114.1
113.7
122.4
111.3
112.8
115.4
120.7
123.1
122.8
113.5
115.1
116.4
164.8
149.5
151.6
112.1
113.6
121.1
114.7
115.6
115.7
115.0
115.8
115.9
122.3
121.5
122.1
113.8
113.2
113.4
113.6
111.1
114.7
114.9
113.2
115.1
122.6
125.1
124.0
115.8
116.5
126.1
99.4
93.9
93.3
113.7
115.1
113.4
116.8
117.4
117.3
118.5
118.9
118.7
125.7
126.0
130.1
111.1
112.4
120.9
Apr
May
Jun
114.1
113.2
113.9
114.0
114.1
114.6
126.2
126.6
125.6
117.0
116.8
117.3
92.1
90.9
90.5
114.8
112.7
111.5
117.5
121.2
121.1
119.3
123.0
122.9
128.3
128.0
128.5
116.4
115.3
115.6
Jul
Aug
Sep
114.1
116.5
123.7
113.8
112.4
114.8
128.5
127.8
135.6
118.3
118.8
121.0
96.3
93.2
101.7
112.5
113.4
117.7
120.1
121.4
122.3
121.3
120.5
121.6
128.7
129.2
129.3
116.2
120.0
119.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
117.0
118.9
126.3
117.0
117.5
118.7
128.6
132.0
134.5
118.2
121.6
121.7
163.7
173.7
156.0
117.7
117.3
124.5
119.6
121.1
125.3
121.7
120.7
120.4
129.1
129.2
129.3
119.5
116.0
123.7
120.8
116.6
118.1
119.0
115.9
116.9
129.4
131.5
129.9
122.6
131.6
133.3
101.0
96.2
96.9
117.3
116.9
118.3
123.6
122.3
122.2
123.9
123.2
123.6
133.0
132.9
134.0
118.3
120.2
127.8
Apr
May
Jun
118.7
115.3
115.3
117.2
116.9
114.1
130.2
130.9
129.0
125.5
121.4
122.7
97.0
96.1
92.9
120.7
117.1
115.3
124.2
126.4
124.6
124.3
125.9
126.3
133.0
133.0
132.7
122.2
120.3
119.6
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
JVZA
JVZB
JVZC
JVZD
JVZE
JVZF
JVZG
JVZH
JVZI
JVZJ
6.5
4.2
4.8
3.6
1.8
1.7
5.7
6.0
5.9
3.7
5.1
7.1
7.6
3.7
3.4
8.4
3.6
2.2
6.4
3.9
3.9
4.1
2.7
1.1
-9.4
2.4
1.1
2.7
2.2
2.2
5.2
2.9
2.5
3.7
5.4
5.4
4.9
3.1
-0.2
-0.5
6.0
5.0
0.2
4.2
3.4
3.3
4.0
4.8
4.8
5.4
8.1
3.8
46.4
-3.7
5.8
3.5
2.1
7.3
4.8
4.4
3.7
3.0
3.6
3.5
4.9
5.5
5.0
3.2
5.8
4.3
4.5
1.8
2.8
4.7
1.4
2.7
3.6
4.3
5.0
6.7
5.3
7.1
-2.0
0.2
1.4
6.3
5.5
2.6
4.0
4.4
4.6
2.8
3.9
2.7
6.6
6.7
9.3
3.3
4.3
11.8
Apr
May
Jun
3.6
5.1
5.2
1.7
2.1
1.7
5.7
6.1
6.0
4.7
5.8
5.9
-5.6
0.6
0.2
3.7
3.8
3.1
3.7
5.9
6.5
2.2
4.7
4.2
5.3
4.6
6.6
6.0
6.6
8.8
Jul
Aug
Sep
3.3
3.4
4.6
3.2
2.9
0.9
8.3
6.4
6.1
6.3
6.0
4.7
4.9
1.0
0.0
2.8
4.4
4.8
5.5
3.7
5.8
4.1
3.8
4.1
6.5
6.6
6.0
6.7
11.4
7.8
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.5
4.6
3.2
5.1
4.2
2.9
6.5
7.3
9.6
4.1
5.7
4.5
-0.7
16.2
2.9
4.9
3.2
2.8
4.3
4.8
8.3
5.8
4.2
3.9
5.6
6.4
5.9
5.0
2.5
9.1
6.3
5.0
2.9
3.5
2.4
1.6
5.5
5.1
4.8
5.9
13.0
5.7
1.6
2.4
3.9
3.2
1.6
4.3
5.8
4.2
4.1
4.5
3.6
4.1
5.7
5.5
2.9
6.5
6.9
5.7
Apr
May
Jun
4.0
1.8
1.3
2.8
2.4
-0.4
3.2
3.4
2.7
7.3
4.0
4.6
5.3
5.8
2.7
5.1
3.9
3.5
5.6
4.3
2.9
4.2
2.3
2.8
3.7
3.9
3.2
5.0
4.3
3.4
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
± 6.6
C
± 3.4
B
± 4.4
B
± 8.4
D
± 17.0
D
± 3.5
B
± 2.2
B
± 0.8
A
± 1.1
A
± 8.3
D
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2003
2004
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Per cent change on the year
2003
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2004
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Jan
Feb
Mar
Sampling
variabilityb
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Sampling variability represent ’95 per cent’ confidence intervals’ (i.e. it is expected that in 95 per cent of samples the range would contain the true value). The letters give an indication of how the
sampling variability compares to the growth rate. For a growth rate of 5 per cent:
A = sampling variability approximately less than 2 percentage points;
B = sampling variability between 2 and 5 percentage points;
C = sampling variability between 5 and 8 percentage points; and
D = sampling variability more than 8 percentage points.
A full description of how sampling variability is calculated and how series are classified is available on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk or see pp207-13, Labour Market Trends, April
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GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
EARNINGS
Average Earnings Index: effect of bonus payments by main industrial sector
Not seasonally adjusted
Whole economy (Division 01-93)
Index
2000=100
2003
2004
2005
Change on year (%)
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
LNMM
LRGB
LOUJ
LOJH
LNNI
LRGG
LOUO
LOJM
Sep
110.4
113.8
3.8
3.9
116.0
116.5
5.5
5.6
110.9
111.2
114.7
113.9
114.3
114.9
3.3
2.9
3.1
3.2
3.1
3.6
115.8
116.6
117.8
116.2
117.0
117.4
3.2
2.9
4.0
3.2
3.0
4.0
Jan
Feb
Mar
118.2
118.1
122.2
115.2
115.2
116.1
7.6
3.8
4.6
3.9
3.9
4.1
116.1
116.5
117.0
116.6
117.0
117.3
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.0
4.4
4.2
Apr
May
Jun
115.0
114.8
116.1
117.1
117.7
118.1
4.6
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.3
4.4
119.4
119.9
122.3
119.8
120.0
121.8
4.1
4.7
5.7
4.2
4.8
5.9
Jul
Aug
Sep
115.4
114.8
114.9
118.4
118.8
119.0
3.2
4.2
4.1
4.2
4.6
4.5
121.0
123.0
122.5
121.2
122.7
123.1
3.7
5.0
5.6
3.8
4.7
5.7
Oct
Nov
Dec
115.7
116.2
119.5
119.2
119.4
120.1
4.4
4.5
4.2
4.6
4.5
4.5
121.7
121.9
123.3
122.3
122.3
122.8
5.1
4.5
4.7
5.2
4.6
4.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
123.3
124.9
127.5
120.2
120.0
120.8
4.3
5.7
4.3
4.3
4.2
4.1
122.1
122.2
123.0
122.7
122.8
123.5
5.2
4.9
5.1
5.3
5.0
5.3
Apr
May
Jun
119.9
119.2
120.4
122.1
122.1
122.5
4.2
3.9
3.8
4.2
3.7
3.7
125.6
128.9
126.9
126.1
126.1
126.5
5.2
7.6
3.7
5.2
5.0
3.8
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
120.5
119.0
118.6
123.2
123.1
123.3
4.4
3.7
3.2
4.1
3.6
3.6
125.9
126.8
126.1
125.8
126.4
126.6
4.1
3.1
2.9
3.8
3.0
2.8
± 2.0
B
± 0.8
A
± 1.7
A
± 1.5
A
of which: Private sector servicesb
Private sector
Index
2000=100
2005
Change on year (%)
Excluding
bonus
Oct
Nov
Dec
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
2004
Index
Including
bonuses
Sampling
variabilitya
2003
Public sector
Change on year (%)
Index
Change on year (%)
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonus
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
LNKX
LRGF
LOUN
LOJL
JJGF
JJGL
JJGG
JJGK
Sep
109.0
113.2
3.4
3.5
108.1
113.2
3.5
3.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
109.7
110.0
114.0
113.4
113.6
114.3
3.4
2.8
2.8
3.2
3.1
3.5
108.8
108.7
113.0
113.3
113.4
114.1
3.3
2.6
2.6
3.2
3.0
3.5
Jan
Feb
Mar
118.7
118.5
123.5
114.9
114.8
115.8
8.5
3.7
4.7
3.9
3.8
4.1
121.0
119.7
123.7
115.1
114.7
115.6
10.4
3.3
5.2
3.8
3.8
4.0
Apr
May
Jun
114.1
113.6
114.6
116.5
117.1
117.2
4.7
4.3
4.1
4.4
4.2
4.0
113.1
112.6
114.0
116.5
117.2
117.1
4.5
3.8
3.8
4.4
4.1
3.9
Jul
Aug
Sep
114.2
112.9
113.1
117.7
117.8
117.9
3.1
4.0
3.7
4.3
4.5
4.2
113.1
112.3
112.2
117.6
118.1
118.1
2.6
3.9
3.8
4.1
4.4
4.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
114.4
114.9
118.6
118.4
118.7
119.4
4.2
4.5
4.0
4.4
4.4
4.5
113.5
113.6
117.6
118.3
118.5
119.4
4.3
4.5
4.0
4.4
4.5
4.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
123.7
125.6
128.6
119.5
119.3
120.2
4.2
5.9
4.2
4.0
3.9
3.8
125.9
127.8
129.1
119.8
119.5
120.4
4.1
6.7
4.3
4.0
4.1
4.2
Apr
May
Jun
118.6
117.0
119.0
121.1
121.1
121.5
4.0
2.9
3.8
3.9
3.3
3.7
117.9
116.3
118.7
121.3
121.3
121.5
4.2
3.3
4.1
4.2
3.5
3.8
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
119.3
117.2
116.8
122.6
122.2
122.5
4.5
3.8
3.3
4.1
3.8
3.8
118.8
116.7
115.4
122.8
122.6
122.4
5.0
3.9
2.8
4.5
3.8
3.6
± 2.5
B
± 0.9
A
± 3.4
B
± 1.1
A
Sampling
variabilitya
a
b
See footnote b, Table E.2.
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Average Earnings Index: effect of bonus payments by main industrial sector
Not seasonally adjusted
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
Production (Division 10-41)
Index
2004
2005
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
LNMO
LRGD
LOUL
LOJJ
LNMN
LRGC
LOUK
LOJI
Sep
110.4
112.6
3.4
3.3
110.6
112.9
3.5
3.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
111.2
112.0
114.9
113.0
113.6
114.0
3.1
3.2
2.9
3.1
3.3
3.1
111.5
112.3
115.4
113.3
113.9
114.3
3.2
3.3
3.0
3.0
3.3
3.1
Jan
Feb
Mar
112.6
115.1
122.1
113.9
114.2
115.4
3.4
4.0
3.4
3.8
3.6
4.1
112.8
114.9
122.1
114.1
114.4
115.8
3.4
3.6
3.6
3.7
3.4
4.2
Apr
May
Jun
115.9
115.2
115.3
115.7
116.7
116.7
4.7
4.4
4.0
3.9
4.1
4.1
115.6
115.5
114.9
115.9
117.0
116.9
4.6
4.5
4.1
3.7
4.2
4.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
115.7
113.4
113.9
117.3
116.6
116.6
3.7
3.3
3.2
4.3
4.0
3.5
116.1
113.6
114.2
117.7
116.9
117.0
3.8
3.5
3.3
4.4
4.3
3.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
115.4
115.6
119.5
117.9
118.1
118.6
3.8
3.2
3.9
4.3
4.0
4.0
115.4
115.7
119.8
117.9
118.3
118.9
3.5
3.0
3.9
4.1
3.9
4.0
Jan
Feb
Mar
116.3
119.6
126.6
118.1
118.6
119.1
3.3
4.0
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.2
116.3
119.2
126.6
118.4
118.7
119.5
3.1
3.7
3.7
3.7
3.8
3.2
Apr
May
Jun
120.2
117.4
118.5
120.0
120.1
120.7
3.8
1.9
2.8
3.7
2.9
3.4
120.0
117.5
118.2
120.2
120.3
120.9
3.8
1.7
2.8
3.7
2.9
3.4
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
119.6
117.9
118.9
121.1
121.1
121.8
3.4
4.0
4.4
3.2
3.9
4.5
119.9
118.1
119.2
121.3
121.3
122.2
3.3
3.9
4.4
3.1
3.7
4.5
± 1.4
A
± 1.0
A
± 1.5
A
± 1.0
A
GREAT BRITAIN
SIC 1992
Services (Division 50-93)
Index
2000=100
2004
2005
Change on year (%)
Excluding
bonus
Sampling
variabilitya
2003
Index
Including
bonuses
2000=100
2003
of which: Manufacturing (Divisions 15-37)
Change on year (%)
Change on year (%)
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonus
Including
bonuses
Excluding
bonuses
LNMP
LRGE
LOUM
LOJK
Sep
110.1
114.1
4.0
4.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
110.6
110.7
114.3
114.1
114.3
115.0
3.3
2.7
3.0
3.2
3.0
3.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
119.8
119.0
122.0
115.5
115.3
116.0
8.8
3.5
5.0
3.8
3.9
4.1
Apr
May
Jun
114.7
114.4
116.1
117.4
117.9
118.3
4.4
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.3
4.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
115.1
115.0
114.8
118.5
119.3
119.4
2.8
4.2
4.2
4.0
4.5
4.7
Oct
Nov
Dec
115.6
115.7
119.1
119.4
119.5
120.3
4.5
4.5
4.2
4.6
4.5
4.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
125.0
126.4
127.6
120.5
120.4
121.2
4.4
6.3
4.6
4.4
4.4
4.5
Apr
May
Jun
119.8
119.4
120.7
122.6
122.5
122.8
4.5
4.4
4.0
4.5
3.9
3.8
Jul
Aug R
Sep P
120.5
119.2
118.0
123.6
123.6
123.5
4.7
3.6
2.8
4.3
3.6
3.4
± 2.6
B
± 0.9
A
Sampling
variabilitya
a
b
See footnote b, Table E.2.
For further information on the series, private sector services, please see the article on pp201-8, Labour Market Trends, May 2000.
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EARNINGS
Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees by main industrial sector
UNITED
KINGDOM
All industries
and services
All index of
production
industries
All
manufacturing
industries
All service
industries
SIC
1992
A-Q
C-E
D
G-Q
All
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
335.0
345.6
359.0
376.0
391.0
404.1
422.8
419.5
347.1
354.9
368.0
383.9
394.9
413.1
429.7
424.9
342.7
349.5
362.9
379.3
390.0
408.6
425.0
421.0
331.0
344.1
356.1
373.4
388.5
400.9
421.4
416.4
Hours workedb
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
37.9
37.8
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
8.2
8.5
8.8
9.2
9.6
10.0
10.5
10.4
8.1
8.4
8.6
9.0
9.3
9.7
10.2
10.0
8.0
8.3
8.5
8.9
9.2
9.6
10.0
9.9
8.3
8.7
9.0
9.4
9.9
10.1
10.6
10.5
Male
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
372.8
383.9
397.7
415.8
430.3
444.5
463.0
460.1
377.1
382.8
395.5
411.8
421.8
440.4
457.1
452.0
372.1
377.3
391.1
407.4
416.4
434.9
451.9
448.2
375.1
389.6
403.1
422.2
438.3
450.0
469.2
463.5
Hours workedb
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
40.0
39.6
39.7
40.0
39.4
39.0
39.4
39.5
40.0
39.9
40.0
40.0
39.5
39.1
39.5
39.5
39.0
38.8
38.4
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
8.7
9.1
9.4
9.8
10.3
10.6
11.1
11.0
8.6
8.9
9.1
9.5
9.8
10.2
10.6
10.5
8.5
8.8
9.0
9.4
9.7
10.1
10.5
10.4
9.1
9.5
9.8
10.3
10.8
11.0
11.5
11.4
Female
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
276.7
288.7
298.3
314.4
330.8
343.1
360.8
356.7
249.5
262.6
274.0
287.9
298.1
313.5
328.3
326.1
244.8
258.1
269.2
284.8
295.5
309.8
326.3
323.2
283.3
295.8
305.2
320.1
336.8
347.2
365.2
362.4
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.8
37.8
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
37.8
38.0
37.5
37.8
37.8
37.3
37.5
37.5
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
7.2
7.6
7.8
8.2
8.7
9.0
9.5
9.4
6.3
6.7
6.9
7.2
7.6
7.9
8.4
8.3
6.2
6.5
6.8
7.1
7.4
7.8
8.3
8.2
7.5
7.8
8.1
8.5
8.9
9.2
9.7
9.6
Hours workedb
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
a
b
c
d
Median gross weekly earnings including overtime.
Median total hours worked including overtime.
Median gross hourly earnings excluding overtime.
2004 results excluding supplementary survey for comparison with 2003.
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UNITED
AgriKINGDOM culture,
hunting
& forestry
SIC
1992
A
All
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
245.5
1999
258.1
2000
259.8
2001
275.3
2002
301.4
2003
304.7
316.7
2004d R
314.2
2004 R
Hours workedb
1998
41.0
1999
40.0
2000
40.0
2001
40.0
2002
40.0
2003
40.4
40.4
2004d R
2004 R
40.4
EARNINGS
Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees by industry section
Fishing
Mining
& quarrying
Manufacture of
food
products;
beverages
& tobacco
Manufacture of
of textiles
& textile
products
Manufacture of
leather &
leather
products
Manufacture of
wood &
wood
products
B
C
DA
DB
DC
DD
Manufacture of
pulp,
paper &
products;
publishing
& printing
DE
Manufacture of
coke, refined petroleum products & nuclear fuel
DF
Manufacture of
chemicals,
ch. products &
man-made
fibres
DG
Manufacture of
rubber &
plastic
products
Manufacture of
other nonmetallic
mineral
products
DH
DI
Manufacture of
basic
metals &
fabricated
metal
products
DJ
Manufacture of
machinery
& equipment
not elsewhere
classified
DK
327.5††
334.8††
‡
‡
‡
‡
‡
‡
433.2
419.8
426.4
467.4†
461.4†
508.9†
503.5†
496.8†
312.2
315.8
330.8
335.0
350.0
363.1
377.1
372.0
239.9
241.6
257.8
260.1
280.8
286.9
307.7
306.9
239.9†
264.7†
266.3†
284.0†
306.8†
282.5†
297.6†
297.6†
279.9
284.2
299.8
320.7
324.5
345.1
367.5
364.8
361.5
368.5
374.9
402.7
410.8
425.2
439.7
432.7
465.2†
488.3†
517.2
536.5
586.6
603.1
611.6
612.7
402.2
422.0
435.8
441.4
466.7
499.5
486.1
478.0
306.3
318.7
325.6
332.8
346.1
355.5
367.3
362.6
316.6
329.1
337.8
349.9
368.1
394.6
409.5
407.7
348.0
343.7
360.9
372.8
380.3
395.9
421.8
412.6
359.9
364.7
386.7
397.5
408.0
428.4
444.1
441.2
40.0
40.1†
41.5†
41.5†
40.0†
41.9†
40.0†
40.0†
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.6
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.4
40.4
40.5
40.0
40.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
38.8
38.8
38.8
38.8
38.8
38.5
38.8
38.8
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.5
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.4
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.2
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
6.1
6.3
6.8
7.0
7.3
7.6
8.0
8.0
8.8
9.1
9.2
9.9
10.2
10.6
10.9
10.7
11.2†
11.6†
12.8
13.5
14.4
15.1
15.4
15.4
10.0
10.7
10.9
11.0
11.6
12.6
12.2
12.1
6.9
7.2
7.4
7.7
8.1
8.2
8.5
8.4
7.2
7.6
7.6
7.9
8.6
8.8
9.3
9.2
7.7
7.8
8.1
8.4
8.6
8.9
9.4
9.2
8.2
8.5
8.8
9.1
9.4
9.8
10.2
10.0
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
5.2
1999
5.3
2000
5.6
2001
5.9
2002
6.2
2003
6.3
6.7
2004d R
2004 R
6.5
‡
‡
‡
‡
6.0††
‡
‡
‡
9.4
9.1†
9.5†
10.2
10.3†
11.2†
10.6†
10.7†
6.9
7.1
7.4
7.5
7.8
8.1
8.5
8.3
5.8
5.9
6.2
6.4
6.7
7.0
7.3
7.3
Male
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
256.1
1999
267.3
2000
269.3
2001
281.0
2002
313.0
2003
317.4
328.9
2004d R
2004 R
325.0
369.5††
342.8††
‡
..
312.2††
‡
‡
‡
452.0
431.7†
438.8
483.3†
470.4†
528.1†
526.8†
511.8†
343.8
352.1
355.1
369.0
375.9
390.7
401.6
394.7
292.4
288.3
300.8
316.1
326.9
327.8
345.5
345.6
271.9†
289.9†
298.1†
295.4†
323.9††
338.2†
340.4††
331.4††
284.4
287.9
304.3
321.1
332.1
352.9
370.0
365.5
396.3
403.1
414.4
433.4
441.5
459.4
472.0
467.1
483.9†
520.9†
524.5
541.1
601.2†
612.6†
639.0
634.5
445.2
462.8
466.7
479.6
499.0
535.4
527.4
520.5
329.0
339.8
349.9
360.8
368.4
376.8
384.4
381.2
344.8
357.4
366.1
372.6
393.4
427.9
428.8
427.6
363.2
361.5
375.3
389.0
394.7
412.4
437.6
427.8
373.1
376.5
400.0
413.1
424.1
443.9
461.0
456.2
40.0†
40.0†
42.0†
..
42.0††
42.2†
40.0††
41.1†
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
41.6
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.5
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.0
39.5
39.2
39.8
39.7
40.0
40.0
41.0
41.0
40.0
42.0
41.0
42.1
41.3
41.1
38.5
38.0
37.7
37.5
38.0
38.0
37.5
37.5
38.8
38.8
38.8
38.8
38.8
38.5
38.8
38.8
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.8
37.3
37.5
37.5
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.7
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.0
39.2
39.5
39.0
39.0
39.1
39.4
‡
7.0††
7.6††
..
‡
‡
7.3††
‡
9.7†
9.1†
9.6†
10.2†
10.2†
11.2†
10.6†
10.7†
7.5
7.6
7.9
8.1
8.3
8.6
8.8
8.7
6.6
6.7
7.0
7.3
7.5
7.7
7.9
7.9
6.4†
7.0†
6.9†
7.2†
8.2††
8.2††
7.8††
7.8†
6.2
6.2
6.8
7.0
7.4
7.6
8.1
8.0
9.5
9.6
9.8
10.4
10.7
11.1
11.5
11.5
11.4
12.8†
13.2
13.9
15.0†
15.2
15.7
15.8
11.2
11.6
11.6
12.1
12.6
13.3
13.2
13.1
7.4
7.7
7.9
8.3
8.4
8.6
8.7
8.6
7.8
8.1
8.0
8.4
9.0
9.3
9.8
9.7
7.9
8.1
8.3
8.6
8.7
9.1
9.6
9.4
8.4
8.8
9.0
9.3
9.7
10.0
10.3
10.2
Hours workedb
1998
42.1
1999
41.7
2000
41.0
2001
40.0
2002
41.5
2003
42.0
42.0
2004d R
2004 R
42.0
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
5.19
1999
5.38
2000
5.61
2001
5.91
2002
6.20
2003
6.39
d
6.70
2004 R
2004 R
6.53
Female
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
194.2†
1999
206.2†
2000
221.1†
2001
236.7†
2002
249.6†
2003
247.2†
272.7†
2004d R
2004 R
268.6†
Hours workedb
1998
39.0
1999
39.5
2000
39.0
2001
39.0
2002
39.0
2003
39.0
2004d R
39.0
39.0
2004 R
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
4.6†
1999
4.8†
2000
5.2†
2001
5.8†
2002
6.0†
2003
5.8†
2004d R
6.4†
6.4†
2004 R
5.6†
6.4†
6.5†
7.1†
7.8†
7.4†
7.5†
7.4†
290.3
238.9
255.2
..
225.4
252.8
‡
‡
298.0††
305.8††
307.1††
351.2††
397.4††
399.0††
391.0††
384.7††
235.9
245.5
260.2
259.3
269.5
293.6
312.2
307.0
196.9
200.0
208.6
211.6
223.1
231.5
244.4
241.2
175.3†
215.6†
227.7††
253.9††
271.5††
243.3†
250.6†
257.7†
213.1††
265.2†
246.8††
287.9†
266.8†
291.0††
301.5††
302.5††
287.9
303.0
299.3
338.5
345.9
355.2
366.3
359.2
344.6††
342.8††
402.2††
424.5††
454.9††
495.5††
504.5††
502.6††
287.5
326.4
346.9
348.8
368.3
393.8†
383.7
383.8
232.6
239.3
244.0
256.0
274.8
281.8
293.7
289.4
217.7†
236.5†
261.5
280.9†
278.3†
287.9
306.7†
306.2†
235.5
235.3
255.0
265.9
268.7
273.1
296.8
289.0
245.0
257.5
275.8
286.2
302.9
306.9
318.0
317.4
41.1
39.8
40.3
..
40.0
38.7
34.9
34.9
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.1
37.5
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
38.9
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
37.2
38.4
38.1
38.0
38.0
38.9
37.5
38.8
38.4
37.5
38.2
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
38.8
38.8
38.8†
38.8
38.8
38.5
38.8
38.8
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
38.8
39.0
38.1
38.3
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
38.0
37.7
37.8
37.5
37.8
38.0
38.5
38.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
5.8
6.0
6.3
6.2
6.5
7.0
7.7
7.6
5.0
5.1
5.3
5.4
5.7
5.9
6.3
6.2
7.5
7.8
7.9
8.7
9.3
9.4
9.6
9.6
9.3††
9.3††
10.3††
11.0††
12.2††
12.7††
13.0††
13.0††
7.3
8.4
9.1
8.9
9.7
10.1†
10.1
10.1
5.7
5.8
5.9
6.3
6.8
6.8
7.4
7.2
6.1
6.1
6.5
6.7
6.8
7.1
7.6
7.5
6.3
6.7
7.0
7.3
7.9
7.9
8.3
8.2
4.7†
4.82
4.81
..
5.4
5.9
‡
‡
8.3††
8.1††
8.2††
9.7††
10.9††
‡
10.8††
10.5††
4.7†
5.5†
5.5†
6.8††
6.9††
6.3††
6.2††
6.6††
5.8†
6.7†
6.3†
7.1†
6.8†
7.3††
7.5††
7.6††
5.6†
6.0†
6.4†
7.0†
7.1†
7.4
7.9†
7.8†
a Median gross weekly earnings including overtime.
b Median total hours worked including overtime.
c Median gross hourly earnings excluding overtime.
d 2004 results excluding supplementary survey for comparison with 2003.
† Coefficient of variation is >5% and <=10%.
†† Coefficient of variation is >10% and <=20%.
‡ Coefficient of variation is >20%.
. . Disclosive
Note: The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is conducted in April of each year and is based on a 1 per cent sample of the working population in the United Kingdom. For full details, see Annual Survey
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EARNINGS
Median earnings and hours of all full-time employees by industry section
Manufacture of
electrical
& optical
equipment
Manufacture of
transport
equipment
Manufacturing
not elsewhere
classified
Electricity Construc- Wholesale
gas
tion
& retail
& water
trade;
supply
repair
of motor
vehicles
Hotels
and
restaurants
Transport, Financial
storage
intermedi& comation
munication
Real
estate,
renting
& business
activities
Public
Education Health
admin &
& social
defence;
work
compulsory social
security
Other
community, social
& personal
service
activities
DL
DM
DN
E
H
I
K
L
O
F
G
J
M
N
UNITED
KINGDOM
SIC
1992
339.8
338.5
354.7
382.5
384.8
403.3
440.2
437.7
410.9
409.5
427.6
445.7
456.4
469.9
492.4
494.1
277.7
284.8
301.7
312.2
317.7
333.0
352.5
347.7
421.6
430.7
451.7
462.5
481.7
501.0
544.9
519.7
335.0
355.1
370.0
398.3
412.1
427.6
450.2
450.8
273.2
286.8
293.5
307.1
320.5
325.6
342.7
336.7
202.7
211.6
218.8
228.5
240.4
254.3
269.6
268.0
344.0
357.1
370.4
383.8
390.8
410.0
432.0
427.7
408.6
422.3
435.4
467.3
482.0
479.8
513.4
496.1
356.6
369.8
383.9
419.5
441.5
451.0
479.4
465.3
371.8
388.0
397.1
412.7
427.6
433.2
462.1
462.5
388.1
394.8
405.2
416.3
432.3
447.1
462.5
463.0
302.0
316.2
335.0
353.1
372.5
381.9
401.6
403.8
294.0
309.8
314.5
326.3
352.4
355.1
370.9
367.4
All
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
39.0
38.8
38.6
38.6
38.5
38.3
38.5
38.5
40.0
39.0
39.0
39.1
38.9
37.5
38.0
38.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.5
39.5
39.0
39.4
39.7
39.0
39.2
39.3
39.8
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.1
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
35.8
36.0
36.0
36.3
36.3
36.2
36.3
36.3
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
38.4
38.0
38.8
38.8
Hours workedb
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
8.0
8.2
8.4
9.2
9.5
9.7
10.4
10.3
9.5
9.7
10.0
10.4
10.9
11.4
11.9
12.0
6.4
6.7
6.8
7.0
7.3
7.8
8.2
8.1
10.0
10.3
11.0
11.0
11.3
12.0
13.0
12.3
7.4
7.8
8.1
8.7
9.2
9.8
10.2
10.2
6.5
6.8
7.0
7.3
7.7
7.8
8.2
8.1
5.0
5.1
5.3
5.5
5.8
6.0
6.3
6.3
7.6
8.0
8.2
8.6
9.0
9.2
9.9
9.9
11.0
11.5
11.9
12.7
13.1
13.3
14.0
13.6
9.0
9.3
9.7
10.5
11.1
11.3
12.2
11.9
9.7
10.1
10.3
10.6
11.0
11.0
11.7
11.8
11.0
11.4
11.5
11.7
12.0
12.6
12.9
13.0
7.9
8.2
8.7
9.1
9.6
9.9
10.4
10.5
7.3
7.6
7.8
8.1
8.8
8.9
9.2
9.1
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
383.9
383.9
397.5
431.4
433.2
452.0
490.8
490.5
418.9
422.3
438.8
457.5
466.8
480.4
505.5
505.2
294.9
302.7
319.4
332.1
337.4
348.1
373.3
369.1
448.1
454.9
481.2
497.6
511.8
530.0
574.1
538.2
346.1
362.8
380.0
407.1
424.5
442.3
460.8
461.0
307.6
321.5
333.1
343.6
360.9
367.5
384.6
380.0
235.0
244.6
246.9
254.2
268.7
285.8
293.1
287.9
363.1
377.0
389.9
402.7
408.0
426.2
449.8
446.2
544.7
574.7
575.8
611.4
628.3
623.3
672.9
650.8
405.1
422.1
441.8
479.9
499.0
506.0
531.4
519.2
417.1
432.7
443.6
463.8
481.6
486.2
512.4
516.3
420.2
432.7
436.5
448.3
467.9
492.9
497.8
503.8
370.6
384.6
409.6
426.1
440.5
461.5
481.2
487.4
326.3
335.4
347.7
355.4
386.0
392.7
413.7
410.3
Male
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
39.0
39.0
39.0
38.8
38.8
38.5
38.9
38.9
40.0
39.1
39.0
39.6
39.0
38.0
38.2
38.3
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
37.8
37.7
37.1
37.5
37.5
37.0
37.5
37.5
41.0
41.0
41.5
41.5
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
41.6
41.0
41.2
40.0
40.0
40.1
40.0
40.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
37.9
37.8
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.5
40.0
40.0
Hours workedb
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
8.9
9.1
9.4
10.2
10.4
10.8
11.6
11.6
9.6
9.9
10.2
10.7
11.1
11.7
12.1
12.1
6.6
6.9
7.0
7.2
7.6
7.9
8.4
8.3
10.5
10.7
11.4
11.5
11.9
12.3
13.4
12.6
7.5
7.8
8.2
8.8
9.4
9.9
10.3
10.3
7.2
7.5
7.7
8.0
8.4
8.5
9.0
8.8
5.4
5.7
5.8
6.0
6.2
6.5
6.7
6.6
7.8
8.1
8.3
8.8
9.0
9.3
10.1
10.1
14.8
15.7
15.8
16.7
17.3
17.1
18.7
17.8
10.0
10.4
11.0
11.9
12.6
12.7
13.4
13.1
10.7
11.1
11.4
11.9
12.4
12.3
12.8
13.0
11.7
12.0
12.1
12.3
12.8
13.3
13.6
13.7
9.3
9.7
10.3
10.7
11.2
11.7
12.2
12.4
7.7
7.9
8.3
8.5
9.2
9.4
9.8
9.7
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
Female
Weekly Earnings (£s)a
259.7
1998
274.3
1999
275.2
2000
288.2
2001
311.7
2002
319.7
2003
332.6
2004d R
326.6
2004 R
241.7
251.5
257.7
277.8
278.0
285.1
300.2
301.1
294.7
298.7
307.1†
323.6
345.3
370.7
405.9†
402.8†
225.4†
233.0†
246.9
249.4
252.3†
286.7†
296.9
292.1
330.9
334.6
349.1
346.8
358.5†
382.1†
399.9†
402.4†
249.5
262.6
278.3
294.6
307.1
318.4
345.5
344.8
217.7
228.0
231.2
245.9
253.5
263.5
273.0
269.7
184.1
191.6
197.8
203.8
212.4
230.0
246.0
245.1
287.2
307.2
314.5
322.4
344.7
351.7
371.6
363.7
320.5
333.7
333.4
354.2
364.3
370.9
393.3
377.9
287.9
302.2
310.2
334.3
355.1
364.7
387.7
382.5
293.5
305.0
311.4
321.6
337.3
349.5
375.2
377.0
357.7
368.4
379.1
385.6
400.5
415.4
435.5
435.5
280.9
294.2
311.9
328.0
349.1
356.7
372.8
374.3
38.4
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
37.8
37.8
37.5
38.0
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
38.9
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
38.0
39.0
39.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
38.0
37.5
37.5
37.6
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.0
39.5
39.4
38.1
38.1
38.0
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
37.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
35.0
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.3
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.5
37.2
37.5
37.5
Hours workedb
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
6.0
6.3
6.3
6.9
7.0
7.2
7.5
7.5
7.2
7.7
7.8
8.2
8.9
9.6
10.4†
10.4†
5.7
5.9
6.2
6.3
6.3
7.0
7.5
7.5
8.8
8.8
9.3
9.3
9.6
10.1†
10.5†
1.0†
6.5
6.9
7.3
7.6
7.9
8.3
8.9
8.7
5.5
5.7
5.9
6.2
6.4
6.7
7.0
6.9
4.5
4.8
4.9
5.1
5.3
5.6
6.0
6.0
7.1
7.7
7.9
8.1
8.7
9.0
9.5
9.3
8.7
9.1
9.2
9.6
9.9
10.2
10.8
10.3
7.5
7.9
8.2
8.8
9.3
9.6
10.3
10.1
7.9
8.1
8.3
8.4
8.9
9.2
9.9
10.0
10.6
10.9
11.1
11.2
11.5
12.0
12.5
12.5
7.4
7.8
8.3
8.6
9.1
9.4
9.8
9.8
6.7
7.1
7.2
7.5
8.2
8.2
8.6
8.5
Hourly earnings (£s)c
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004d R
2004 R
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
a Median gross weekly earnings including overtime.
Customer Helpline: 01633 819024
b Median total hours worked including overtime.
c Median gross hourly earnings excluding overtime.
d 2004 results excluding supplementary survey for comparison with 2003.
† Coefficient of variation is >5% and <=10%.
†† Coefficient of variation is >10% and <=20%.
‡ Coefficient of variation is >20%.
. . Disclosive
Note: The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) is conducted in April of each year and is based on a 1 per cent sample of the working population in the United Kingdom. For full details, see Annual Survey
of Hours and Earnings 2004 (www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vInk=13101).
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UNIT WAGE COSTSa
Index for manufacturing and whole economy
UNITED KINGDOM
Manufacturing
Whole economy
Per cent
change from
a year earlier
SIC 1992
2002=100
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Three months ending
Per cent
change from
a year earlier
LNNQ
LOJF
LNNK
LOJE
89.7
93.5
95.9
99.1
98.8
97.3
98.1
100.0
98.5
96.5
5.8
4.2
2.7
3.3
-0.4
-1.5
0.8
2.0
-1.5
-2.0
83.2
83.8
86.1
89.3
91.8
94.2
97.8
100.0
101.7
103.4
1.5
0.8
2.7
3.7
2.8
2.7
3.8
2.2
1.7
1.6
2002
Q3
Q4
99.2
100.6
1.2
1.3
100.2
100.9
2.2
2.6
2003
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
100.4
98.7
98.0
97.0
1.0
-2.0
-1.2
-3.5
100.9
101.6
102.4
102.0
1.9
1.7
2.1
1.1
2004
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
96.9
96.5
96.7
96.1
-3.5
-2.3
-1.3
-0.9
102.4
102.9
103.4
104.8
1.5
1.2
1.0
2.8
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3 P
97.7
96.8
97.1
0.8
0.3
0.4
106.0
106.1
..
3.6
3.1
..
2003
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
98.0
96.7
97.8
96.5
-1.2
-3.7
-2.7
-4.2
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
96.7
97.2
96.8
96.2
96.6
96.6
97.4
96.7
96.0
97.0
95.5
95.8
-3.9
-2.9
-3.7
-2.2
-2.8
-1.9
-0.2
-1.9
-2.0
0.3
-2.3
-0.7
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
96.5
97.0
99.5
97.5
96.3
96.6
96.5
97.0
97.6
-0.2
-0.1
2.8
1.3
-0.3
-0.1
-0.9
0.3
1.7
2003
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
98.0
97.7
97.5
97.0
-1.2
-1.8
-2.6
-3.5
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
97.0
96.8
96.9
96.7
96.5
96.5
96.9
96.9
96.7
96.6
96.2
96.1
-3.6
-3.6
-3.5
-2.9
-2.9
-2.3
-1.6
-1.3
-1.3
-1.2
-1.3
-0.9
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
96.0
96.4
97.7
98.0
97.8
96.8
96.5
96.7
97.1
-1.1
-0.4
0.8
1.3
1.3
0.3
-0.4
-0.2
0.4
Source: Employment, Earnings and Productivity Division, ONS
Customer Helpline: 01633 812766
a
P
Wages and salaries per unit of output.
Provisional
Note:
Manufacturing estimates are based on the seasonally adjusted monthly index of average earnings, manufacturing productivity jobs and the manufacturing index of production. Whole economy
estimates are based on gross value added at basic prices, total wages and salaries, and productivity jobs.
The full productivity and unit wage costs datasets with associated articles can be found on the National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk/productivity.
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Index of wages per head (manufacturing manual workers): international comparisons
Great
Britaina,b
Belgiumc
Canadad
2000=100
Denmarkd
Francee,f
Germanyg
Greeced
Annual averages
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
100.0
104.3
108.0
111.9
116.0
100.0
104.0
108.0
110.1
113.2
100.0
101.6
104.4
107.8
110.6
100.0
104.2
108.3
112.3
115.7
100.0
104.2
108.0
111.0
114.2
100.0
101.5
103.2
105.7
107.9
..
..
..
..
..
100.0
108.7
115.0
120.8
126.4
Irish
Republicd
Italyc,h
E.31
Japanb,i
Netherlandsc
Spain b,d,j
Swedend,k United
Statesd
100.0
101.9
104.7
107.4
110.5
100.0
99.9
98.6
101.2
102.9
100.0
104.2
107.8
110.7
112.4
100.0
103.8
108.1
112.7
116.8
100.0
103.7
107.3
111.5
113.3
100.0
103.8
106.8
109.6
112.0
Quarterly averages
2002
Q3
Q4
108.7
109.7
109.0
109.0
104.6
105.0
108.8
110.4
108.4
109.0
104.1
104.6
..
..
116.9
118.7
105.0
105.6
97.9
99.6
108.3
108.4
108.4
109.7
105.6
107.2
107.0
108.0
2003
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
110.9
110.9
112.3
113.4
109.0
109.8
110.6
110.7
105.8
107.3
108.7
109.2
111.6
111.4
113.1
113.8
109.9
110.6
111.6
112.0
104.5
105.6
106.3
106.7
..
..
..
..
118.9
120.7
121.0
122.7
106.1
106.6
108.4
108.5
100.9
101.7
100.6
101.7
109.7
110.3
110.9
111.6
111.9
113.0
112.6
113.5
107.9
110.1
110.9
111.8
109.0
109.3
110.0
110.3
2004
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
114.8
115.8
116.1
117.2
111.8
112.6
113.8
114.4
109.4
110.6
110.9
111.6
114.6
114.9
116.4
117.1
113.0
113.7
114.9
115.3
106.8
108.1
108.0
108.7
..
..
..
..
123.1
125.9
127.7
128.8
109.3
110.5
110.8
111.3
102.7
103.4
102.7
103.3
112.0
112.3
112.4
112.8
116.1
115.7
115.1
120.0
112.2
112.8
113.8
114.3
110.8
111.6
112.4
113.1
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3
118.8
118.8
120.9
114.8
115.5
..
112.4
112.3
..
118.1
118.3
..
116.3
117.0
..
108.4
109.1
..
..
..
..
130.0
129.8
..
112.9
113.1
..
103.1
103.8
..
112.9
113.1
..
122.7
117.5
..
115.4
115.5
..
113.7
114.6
..
Monthly averages
2003
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
112.8
113.0
113.7
113.6
111.0
..
..
111.0
107.9
108.2
108.9
110.5
..
..
114.8
..
113.7
113.9
114.0
114.1
..
106.7
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
108.5
108.5
108.5
108.5
102.3
102.7
101.8
101.2
110.6
110.7
110.9
110.9
..
..
..
..
109.1
109.4
110.5
111.7
110.0
110.0
110.0
110.0
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
114.3
114.5
115.5
115.4
116.0
116.0
116.1
115.9
116.2
116.9
117.0
117.8
..
..
112.0
..
..
113.0
..
..
113.8
..
..
114.4
109.9
109.6
108.7
109.4
111.3
111.2
111.6
110.7
110.5
110.2
111.5
112.9
..
115.5
..
..
115.9
..
..
117.0
..
..
117.1
..
114.7
115.1
115.5
115.7
116.0
116.3
116.5
116.2
116.6
116.8
116.9
116.9
106.8
..
..
108.1
..
..
108.0
..
..
108.7
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
108.6
109.6
109.8
110.4
110.5
110.7
110.8
110.8
110.8
111.0
111.1
111.9
101.1
103.7
103.9
102.9
103.5
103.7
102.4
102.3
103.3
102.8
104.4
102.6
111.2
111.7
111.7
112.6
112.7
112.5
112.5
112.5
112.6
112.6
112.8
113.0
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
111.6
110.7
110.2
113.4
115.0
112.9
113.0
111.1
113.9
114.9
114.2
113.9
111.0
111.0
111.0
111.0
112.0
112.0
112.0
112.0
112.7
113.0
113.0
113.2
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep P
117.8
118.6
120.0
118.9
118.2
119.3
120.1
120.9
121.6
..
..
114.8
..
..
115.5
..
..
..
112.0
112.5
112.5
112.4
112.3
112.3
113.3
..
..
..
118.1
..
..
118.3
..
..
..
..
117.5
117.9
118.6
118.7
118.9
..
..
..
..
108.4
..
..
109.1
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
112.8
112.8
112.9
113.0
113.1
113.1
113.4
113.9
..
101.7
102.9
104.7
103.7
103.5
104.2
106.2
..
..
112.6
113.0
113.1
113.0
113.1
113.1
113.2
113.5
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
115.3
115.1
115.9
115.4
115.1
116.0
117.5
..
..
113.6
113.7
114.0
114.3
114.5
114.8
115.3
115.5
..
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
3
2
3
3
3
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
..
..
..
..
9
6
5
5
2
3
3
3
0
-1
3
2
4
3
3
2
4
4
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
3
3
2
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
3
4
3
5
4
3
2
4
4
6
5
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
4
2
2
6
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
3
Increases on a year earlier
Annual averages
2001
2002
2003
2004
Quarterly averages
2003
Q3
Q4
3
3
1
2
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2004
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3
4
3
4
3
3
..
3
2
..
3
3
..
3
3
..
1
1
..
..
..
..
6
3
..
3
2
..
0
0
..
1
1
..
6
2
..
3
2
..
3
3
..
Monthly averages
2003
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
3
3
3
4
2
..
..
2
3
3
4
5
..
..
4
..
3
3
3
3
..
2
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
3
3
3
3
1
2
1
4
2
2
2
2
..
..
..
..
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
4
4
3
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
4
..
..
2
..
..
3
..
..
3
..
..
3
4
3
3
5
5
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
..
4
..
..
4
..
..
3
..
..
2
..
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
3
2
2
..
..
2
..
..
2
..
..
2
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
2
3
4
4
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
3
4
1
0
3
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
4
3
2
2
2
2
3
2
4
5
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
2005
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep P
3
4
4
3
2
3
3
4
5
..
..
3
..
..
2
..
..
..
2
3
3
3
1
1
2
..
..
..
2
..
..
2
..
..
..
..
2
2
3
3
3
..
..
..
..
1
..
..
1
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
3
..
1
-1
1
1
0
0
4
..
..
1
1
1
0
0
1
1
1
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
3
4
5
2
0
3
4
..
..
2
2
3
3
2
3
3
3
..
a
b
c
d
Wages and salaries on a weekly basis (all employees).
Seasonally adjusted.
Hourly rates.
Hourly earnings.
P
Provisional
e
f
g
Sources: OECD - Main Economic Indicators; Employment, Earnings and Productivity Division, ONS
Customer Helpline: 01633 819024
h Industry.
Hourly rates: wage earners.
i
Monthly earnings.
All activities excluding agriculture and nonj
Industry and services.
market services.
k Including mining.
Average gross hourly earnings paid to
manual workers.
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Tables
F.1
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by region
Thousands and per cent
SEASONALLY ADJUSTEDa
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
Government
Office
Regions
United Kingdom
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
All
Male
Female
All
Male
Female
All
BCJA
1,263.0
1,102.3
983.0
958.8
945.9
866.1
DPAA
963.5
839.6
746.8
723.8
707.4
643.0
DPAB
299.5
262.6
236.2
235.0
238.5
223.1
BCJB
4.2
3.6
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.8
DPAC
5.8
5.1
4.5
4.4
4.2
3.8
DPAD
2.2
1.9
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
BCJD
1,248.1
1,088.4
969.9
946.7
933.3
853.6
Change
since
previous
month
Average
change
over 3
months
ended
Male
Female
All
..
..
..
..
..
..
Male
Female
..
..
..
..
..
..
DPAE
955.0
831.6
739.7
717.1
700.4
636.5
DPAF
293.1
256.8
230.3
229.6
232.8
217.1
BCJE
4.1
3.6
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.7
DPAH
5.8
5.0
4.5
4.3
4.1
3.7
DPAI
2.1
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
2003
Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
893.2
884.6
889.7
661.7
660.0
669.2
231.5
224.7
220.5
2.9
2.8
2.9
3.9
3.9
4.0
1.6
1.6
1.5
923.5
914.1
905.1
-5.8
-9.4
-9.0
-5.9
-6.5
-8.1
691.5
684.6
677.0
232.0
229.5
228.1
3.0
2.9
2.9
4.1
4.1
4.0
1.6
1.6
1.6
2004
Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
952.4
957.0
932.0
716.3
716.5
697.2
236.1
240.5
234.8
3.0
3.1
3.0
4.2
4.2
4.1
1.7
1.7
1.6
893.2
884.2
879.9
-11.9
-9.0
-4.3
-10.1
-10.0
-8.4
668.1
660.8
657.2
225.1
223.4
222.7
2.9
2.8
2.8
3.9
3.9
3.9
1.6
1.6
1.6
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
905.2
869.7
840.5
675.7
649.6
625.8
229.6
220.0
214.7
2.9
2.8
2.7
4.0
3.8
3.7
1.6
1.5
1.5
871.5
860.9
851.5
-8.4
-10.6
-9.4
-7.2
-7.8
-9.5
651.6
642.4
634.7
219.9
218.5
216.8
2.8
2.8
2.7
3.8
3.8
3.7
1.5
1.5
1.5
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
841.5
847.6
827.8
620.2
618.0
604.9
221.2
229.6
222.9
2.7
2.7
2.6
3.6
3.6
3.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
838.2
834.8
836.0
-13.3
-3.4
1.2
-11.1
-8.7
-5.2
625.6
622.2
622.5
212.6
212.6
213.5
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.7
3.7
3.7
1.5
1.5
1.5
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
806.8
803.0
810.2
593.3
594.1
604.3
213.5
209.0
205.9
2.6
2.6
2.6
3.5
3.5
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.4
836.4
831.9
825.0
0.4
-4.5
-6.9
-0.6
-1.0
-3.7
622.8
618.1
611.9
213.6
213.8
213.1
2.7
2.7
2.6
3.7
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
872.1
885.0
882.3
650.1
657.8
656.2
222.0
227.2
226.1
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.8
3.9
3.9
1.6
1.6
1.6
813.8
817.7
831.3
-11.2
3.9
13.6
-7.5
-4.7
2.1
602.7
605.9
616.5
211.1
211.8
214.8
2.6
2.6
2.7
3.5
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
871.8
867.6
858.2
647.2
645.7
637.5
224.5
221.8
220.7
2.8
2.8
2.7
3.8
3.8
3.7
1.6
1.6
1.5
842.1
856.1
863.2
10.8
14.0
7.1
9.4
12.8
10.6
624.0
636.5
642.0
218.1
219.6
221.2
2.7
2.7
2.8
3.7
3.7
3.8
1.5
1.5
1.6
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
871.0
880.7
871.5
639.7
641.6
636.4
231.3
239.1
235.1
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.8
3.8
3.7
1.6
1.7
1.6
864.6
867.3
878.0
1.4
2.7
10.7
7.5
3.7
4.9
642.7
644.8
652.3
221.9
222.5
225.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.8
3.8
3.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
12.1
8.5
660.9
229.2
2.8
3.9
1.6
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
915.7
799.6
709.7
689.3
674.0
613.0
281.7
246.8
220.8
220.9
224.6
209.8
DPAJ
4.1
3.5
3.1
3.0
3.0
2.7
5.7
5.0
4.4
4.3
4.1
3.7
2.1
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
2005
Oct 13 P
864.8
634.8
230.0
2.8
3.7
1.6
890.1
Great Britain
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
BCJG
1,212.2
1,060.1
943.4
922.2
911.2
835.2
BCJI
924.2
807.6
716.8
695.9
680.9
619.5
BCJJ
288.0
252.5
226.6
226.3
230.3
215.7
BCJH
4.1
3.6
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.7
5.8
5.0
4.4
4.3
4.1
3.7
2.1
1.9
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.6
DPAG
1,197.3
1,046.3
930.5
910.2
898.7
822.8
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
777.6
774.7
782.3
571.3
572.3
582.8
206.3
202.4
199.6
2.6
2.5
2.6
3.5
3.5
3.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
806.6
802.1
795.8
0.3
-4.5
-6.3
-0.7
-1.0
-3.5
600.1
595.4
589.8
206.5
206.7
206.0
2.7
2.6
2.6
3.6
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
842.5
855.4
853.1
627.3
634.9
633.6
215.2
220.5
219.5
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.8
3.8
3.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
784.8
788.6
802.2
-11.0
3.8
13.6
-7.3
-4.5
2.1
580.7
583.8
594.4
204.1
204.8
207.8
2.6
2.6
2.6
3.5
3.5
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
843.2
839.5
830.0
625.1
624.1
616.1
218.0
215.5
213.9
2.8
2.8
2.7
3.8
3.8
3.7
1.6
1.6
1.5
813.1
827.2
834.6
10.9
14.1
7.4
9.4
12.9
10.8
602.0
614.5
620.2
211.1
212.7
214.4
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.6
3.7
3.8
1.5
1.5
1.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
841.4
850.5
842.4
618.0
619.7
615.0
223.4
230.7
227.4
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.7
3.7
3.7
1.6
1.7
1.6
836.5
839.3
850.0
1.9
2.8
10.7
7.8
4.0
5.1
621.3
623.5
631.1
215.2
215.8
218.9
2.8
2.8
2.8
3.8
3.8
3.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
Oct 13 P
837.1
614.0
223.1
2.8
3.7
1.6
861.9
11.9
8.5
639.6
222.3
2.8
3.9
1.6
North East
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
DPCF
81.0
73.4
63.9
59.0
53.8
47.1
64.4
58.6
50.9
46.6
41.9
36.4
16.6
14.7
12.9
12.4
12.0
10.7
DPDA
7.1
6.4
5.7
5.2
4.6
4.1
10.5
9.4
8.7
7.7
6.6
5.9
3.2
2.8
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.0
DPDG
79.9
72.2
62.7
57.9
52.8
46.3
..
..
..
..
..
..
ZMPI
63.7
57.9
50.3
46.0
41.3
36.0
ZMPK
16.1
14.3
12.4
11.9
11.5
10.3
DPDM
7.0
6.3
5.6
5.1
4.5
4.0
ZMPJ
10.3
9.3
8.6
7.6
6.5
5.8
ZMPL
3.1
2.7
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.0
..
..
..
..
..
..
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
43.2
43.5
44.3
33.1
33.6
34.5
10.1
10.0
9.8
3.8
3.8
3.9
5.3
5.4
5.6
1.9
1.9
1.9
45.6
44.9
44.5
0.4
-0.7
-0.4
0.1
-0.1
-0.2
35.5
34.7
34.3
10.1
10.2
10.2
4.0
3.9
3.9
5.7
5.6
5.5
1.9
1.9
1.9
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
48.2
48.5
48.1
37.6
37.5
37.3
10.6
10.9
10.8
4.2
4.2
4.2
6.1
6.1
6.0
2.0
2.1
2.1
42.9
44.1
45.0
-1.6
1.2
0.9
-0.9
-0.3
0.2
33.0
34.0
34.8
9.9
10.1
10.2
3.7
3.8
3.9
5.3
5.5
5.6
1.9
1.9
1.9
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
47.1
46.1
45.1
36.3
35.7
34.8
10.8
10.4
10.3
4.1
4.0
3.9
5.9
5.8
5.6
2.0
2.0
2.0
44.8
45.6
46.0
-0.2
0.8
0.4
0.6
0.5
0.3
34.5
35.2
35.6
10.3
10.4
10.4
3.9
4.0
4.0
5.6
5.7
5.8
2.0
2.0
2.0
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
45.6
46.3
45.7
34.9
35.0
34.4
10.7
11.3
11.2
4.0
4.0
4.0
5.6
5.7
5.6
2.0
2.1
2.1
46.1
46.7
47.1
0.1
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
35.7
36.2
36.4
10.4
10.5
10.7
4.0
4.1
4.1
5.8
5.8
5.9
2.0
2.0
2.0
Oct 13 P
45.5
34.6
10.9
4.0
5.6
2.1
47.7
0.6
0.5
36.9
10.8
4.2
6.0
2.0
North West
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
IBWB
156.0
139.0
125.4
119.9
113.4
100.9
121.8
108.4
97.9
93.1
87.3
76.8
34.2
30.5
27.5
26.8
26.1
24.1
6.7
6.0
5.5
5.2
4.7
4.1
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.5
IBWA
153.8
136.9
123.5
118.1
111.7
99.2
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
ZMPU
120.5
107.2
96.8
92.1
86.4
75.9
ZMPW
33.3
29.7
26.7
26.0
25.3
23.3
IBWC
4.6
4.1
3.7
3.5
3.2
2.9
ZMPV
6.6
5.9
5.4
5.1
4.6
4.0
ZMPX
2.2
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.5
DPDB
4.7
4.2
3.7
3.5
3.3
2.9
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
92.5
91.6
93.4
69.8
69.7
71.7
22.7
21.9
21.7
2.7
2.6
2.7
3.7
3.7
3.8
1.4
1.4
1.4
97.4
96.8
95.7
-0.1
-0.6
-1.1
0.1
-0.1
-0.6
74.5
73.9
73.0
22.9
22.9
22.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
4.0
3.9
3.9
1.4
1.4
1.4
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
101.0
103.0
102.5
77.3
78.5
78.1
23.7
24.5
24.4
2.9
3.0
3.0
4.1
4.2
4.2
1.5
1.5
1.5
93.2
94.1
95.9
-2.5
0.9
1.8
-1.4
-0.9
0.1
70.7
71.5
72.9
22.5
22.6
23.0
2.7
2.7
2.8
3.8
3.8
3.9
1.4
1.4
1.4
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
102.3
101.5
100.6
77.8
77.2
76.3
24.6
24.3
24.3
2.9
2.9
2.9
4.1
4.1
4.1
1.5
1.5
1.5
97.9
99.7
101.0
2.0
1.8
1.3
1.6
1.9
1.7
74.3
75.8
76.8
23.6
23.9
24.2
2.8
2.9
2.9
4.0
4.0
4.1
1.5
1.5
1.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
102.8
104.6
103.5
77.2
77.8
77.2
25.6
26.7
26.2
3.0
3.0
3.0
4.1
4.2
4.1
1.6
1.7
1.6
101.8
102.7
104.4
0.8
0.9
1.7
1.3
1.0
1.1
77.5
78.1
79.5
24.3
24.6
24.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
4.1
4.2
4.2
1.5
1.5
1.6
Oct 13 P
102.2
76.9
25.3
2.9
4.1
1.6
106.3
1.9
1.5
80.9
25.4
3.1
4.3
1.6
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Tables
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by region
F.1
Thousands and per cent
SEASONALLY ADJUSTEDa
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
Government
Office
Regions
Yorkshire and the
Humber
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
All
Male
Female
124.7
108.5
97.5
90.1
85.0
74.5
96.6
83.9
75.1
69.0
64.5
56.3
28.1
24.5
22.4
21.1
20.5
18.2
BCKB
All
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
Male
Female
5.1
4.4
4.0
3.7
3.4
2.9
7.1
6.3
5.8
5.3
4.8
4.0
2.6
2.2
2.0
1.9
1.8
1.6
123.0
107.0
96.0
88.8
83.7
73.4
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
95.6
83.1
74.3
68.3
63.8
55.8
27.4
23.9
21.7
20.5
20.0
17.6
DPAM
All
Change
since
previous
month
Average
change
over 3
months
ended
DPAX
Male
Female
All
Male
Female
ZMPY
ZMQA
DPBI
ZMPZ
ZMQB
5.0
4.3
3.9
3.6
3.4
2.9
7.1
6.2
5.7
5.2
4.7
4.0
2.5
2.1
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.6
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
68.4
67.6
68.7
51.4
51.0
52.3
17.1
16.6
16.4
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.7
3.6
3.7
1.5
1.5
1.4
71.6
70.7
69.8
0.2
-0.9
-0.9
-0.1
-0.3
-0.5
54.5
53.6
52.8
17.1
17.1
17.0
2.8
2.8
2.7
3.9
3.8
3.8
1.5
1.5
1.5
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
75.4
76.8
77.5
57.3
58.1
58.4
18.1
18.7
19.1
3.0
3.0
3.0
4.1
4.1
4.2
1.6
1.6
1.7
69.0
70.0
72.1
-0.8
1.0
2.1
-0.9
-0.2
0.8
52.1
52.7
54.2
16.9
17.3
17.9
2.7
2.8
2.8
3.7
3.7
3.9
1.5
1.5
1.6
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
76.7
75.8
75.0
57.5
56.9
56.2
19.1
19.0
18.8
3.0
3.0
2.9
4.1
4.0
4.0
1.7
1.7
1.7
73.4
74.7
75.7
1.3
1.3
1.0
1.5
1.6
1.2
55.1
56.2
57.0
18.3
18.5
18.7
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.9
4.0
4.1
1.6
1.6
1.6
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
76.4
77.5
77.5
56.7
57.2
57.5
19.7
20.3
20.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
4.0
4.1
4.1
1.7
1.8
1.8
75.9
76.4
78.0
0.2
0.5
1.6
0.8
0.6
0.8
57.2
57.7
58.9
18.7
18.7
19.1
3.0
3.0
3.1
4.1
4.1
4.2
1.6
1.6
1.7
Oct 13 P
77.4
57.6
19.8
3.0
4.1
1.7
79.7
1.7
1.3
East Midlands
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
BCKC
77.0
70.2
64.4
59.4
59.6
53.3
58.3
52.7
47.9
44.2
43.9
38.6
18.7
17.5
16.5
15.2
15.8
14.7
DPAN
3.7
3.4
3.1
2.9
2.9
2.6
5.2
4.8
4.3
4.0
3.9
3.5
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.5
DPAY
76.2
69.4
63.6
58.7
58.9
52.5
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
60.1
19.6
3.1
4.3
1.7
ZMPA
57.9
52.3
47.5
43.8
43.5
38.2
ZMPC
18.3
17.2
16.2
14.9
15.4
14.3
DPBJ
3.6
3.4
3.1
2.8
2.8
2.5
ZMPB
5.2
4.8
4.3
4.0
3.8
3.4
ZMPD
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.5
1.6
1.5
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
48.8
49.1
49.6
34.9
35.4
36.2
13.9
13.7
13.4
2.4
2.4
2.4
3.1
3.2
3.2
1.5
1.4
1.4
51.3
51.8
50.9
0.3
0.5
-0.9
0.0
0.3
0.0
37.2
37.5
36.9
14.1
14.3
14.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
3.3
3.4
3.3
1.5
1.5
1.5
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
53.9
54.9
55.7
39.3
40.0
40.6
14.6
14.9
15.2
2.6
2.6
2.7
3.5
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.6
1.6
50.1
50.1
51.4
-0.8
0.0
1.3
-0.4
-0.6
0.2
36.3
36.3
37.3
13.8
13.8
14.1
2.4
2.4
2.5
3.2
3.2
3.3
1.4
1.4
1.5
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
54.3
54.0
53.6
39.5
39.2
39.0
14.8
14.8
14.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
3.5
3.5
3.5
1.6
1.5
1.5
51.9
53.0
53.9
0.5
1.1
0.9
0.6
1.0
0.8
37.6
38.5
39.3
14.3
14.5
14.6
2.5
2.6
2.6
3.4
3.4
3.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
54.5
55.2
54.8
39.3
39.5
39.3
15.2
15.7
15.5
2.6
2.7
2.6
3.5
3.5
3.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
54.3
54.6
55.5
0.4
0.3
0.9
0.8
0.5
0.5
39.6
39.8
40.5
14.7
14.8
15.0
2.6
2.6
2.7
3.5
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.6
Oct 13 P
54.5
39.2
15.3
2.6
3.5
1.6
56.7
1.2
0.8
West Midlands
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
BCKG
120.9
109.2
100.1
94.6
95.7
89.3
92.1
83.1
76.3
71.9
72.5
67.0
28.8
26.1
23.8
22.7
23.2
22.2
DPAR
4.5
4.1
3.8
3.5
3.5
3.3
6.2
5.6
5.2
4.9
4.8
4.5
2.4
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.9
1.8
DPBC
119.7
108.0
99.0
93.7
94.7
88.3
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
41.3
15.4
2.7
3.7
1.6
ZMPE
91.4
82.4
75.7
71.5
71.9
66.5
ZMPG
28.3
25.6
23.3
22.3
22.8
21.8
DPBN
4.4
4.0
3.7
3.5
3.5
3.3
ZMPF
6.2
5.6
5.2
4.9
4.8
4.5
ZMPH
2.3
2.1
1.9
1.8
1.9
1.8
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
83.3
82.1
83.2
61.9
61.3
62.5
21.3
20.8
20.7
3.1
3.0
3.1
4.2
4.1
4.2
1.8
1.7
1.7
86.0
85.9
85.6
0.0
-0.1
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
64.6
64.4
64.1
21.4
21.5
21.5
3.2
3.2
3.2
4.3
4.3
4.3
1.8
1.8
1.8
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
89.4
89.4
89.1
67.2
67.1
67.1
22.2
22.3
22.0
3.3
3.3
3.3
4.5
4.5
4.5
1.8
1.8
1.8
84.5
83.9
85.7
-1.1
-0.6
1.8
-0.5
-0.7
0.0
63.3
62.8
64.4
21.2
21.1
21.3
3.1
3.1
3.2
4.3
4.2
4.3
1.7
1.7
1.7
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
91.0
96.4
95.5
68.3
73.3
72.7
22.6
23.0
22.8
3.4
3.6
3.5
4.6
4.9
4.9
1.9
1.9
1.9
89.2
94.9
95.9
3.5
5.7
1.0
1.6
3.7
3.4
67.0
72.2
72.8
22.2
22.7
23.1
3.3
3.5
3.5
4.5
4.9
4.9
1.8
1.9
1.9
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
97.8
98.4
98.2
73.4
73.2
73.3
24.4
25.2
25.0
3.6
3.6
3.6
4.9
4.9
4.9
2.0
2.1
2.0
96.5
96.1
97.8
0.6
-0.4
1.7
2.4
0.4
0.6
73.0
72.6
73.9
23.5
23.5
23.9
3.6
3.6
3.6
4.9
4.9
5.0
1.9
1.9
2.0
Oct 13 P
96.7
72.4
24.3
3.6
4.9
2.0
99.1
1.3
0.9
East
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
DPCI
77.3
64.9
55.7
57.3
58.8
56.3
57.6
47.9
41.0
41.9
42.6
40.4
19.8
17.0
14.7
15.3
16.2
15.8
DPDD
2.9
2.4
2.0
2.1
2.1
2.0
4.0
3.2
2.7
2.8
2.8
2.6
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.2
DPDJ
76.5
64.1
55.0
56.6
58.1
55.4
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
74.9
ZMOK
57.1
47.5
40.6
41.6
42.2
40.0
24.2
ZMOM
19.4
16.6
14.4
15.0
15.8
15.4
3.7
5.0
2.0
DPDP
2.9
2.4
2.0
2.1
2.1
2.0
ZMOL
3.9
3.2
2.7
2.8
2.8
2.6
ZMON
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
53.0
53.1
53.9
37.8
38.1
39.0
15.2
15.0
14.8
1.9
1.9
1.9
2.5
2.5
2.5
1.2
1.2
1.1
55.3
55.2
55.3
0.5
-0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
39.9
39.9
39.9
15.4
15.3
15.4
2.0
1.9
2.0
2.6
2.6
2.6
1.2
1.2
1.2
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
58.4
60.6
60.8
42.4
43.9
44.2
16.0
16.7
16.6
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.8
2.9
2.9
1.2
1.3
1.3
54.6
54.9
56.1
-0.7
0.3
1.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.3
39.4
39.9
40.7
15.2
15.0
15.4
1.9
1.9
2.0
2.6
2.6
2.7
1.2
1.2
1.2
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
59.1
58.5
57.9
42.7
42.5
41.9
16.3
16.0
16.0
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.8
2.8
2.7
1.3
1.2
1.2
56.4
57.3
58.2
0.3
0.9
0.9
0.6
0.8
0.7
40.9
41.6
42.2
15.5
15.7
16.0
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.7
2.7
2.8
1.2
1.2
1.2
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
58.5
58.7
58.0
41.9
41.7
41.3
16.6
17.0
16.7
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.7
2.7
2.7
1.3
1.3
1.3
58.5
58.4
59.1
0.3
-0.1
0.7
0.7
0.4
0.3
42.3
42.3
42.8
16.2
16.1
16.3
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.8
2.8
2.8
1.2
1.2
1.3
Oct 13 P
58.3
41.8
16.5
2.1
2.7
1.3
60.3
1.2
0.6
43.7
16.6
2.1
2.9
1.3
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F.1
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by region
Thousands and per cent
SEASONALLY ADJUSTEDa
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
Government
Office
Regions
London
All
Male
Female
DPCJ
All
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
Male
Female
Change
since
previous
month
Average
change
over 3
months
ended
Female
All
Male
Female
ZMOO
ZMOQ
DPDQ
ZMOP
ZMOR
Annual
averages
204.3
175.5
155.9
167.0
172.0
164.2
150.5
129.5
114.2
120.6
123.1
117.5
53.8
46.0
41.7
46.4
48.9
46.7
4.5
3.8
3.3
3.6
3.7
3.5
6.1
5.1
4.4
4.7
4.8
4.5
2.7
2.2
2.0
2.3
2.4
2.3
203.1
174.5
154.9
166.0
170.7
162.8
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
149.9
129.0
113.7
120.1
122.4
116.8
53.2
45.5
41.2
45.9
48.3
46.0
4.5
3.7
3.3
3.6
3.7
3.5
6.0
5.1
4.4
4.7
4.7
4.5
2.6
2.2
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.2
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
159.2
157.7
157.3
112.9
112.3
112.7
46.3
45.4
44.6
3.4
3.4
3.4
4.3
4.3
4.3
2.2
2.2
2.2
159.6
159.4
159.0
-0.8
-0.2
-0.4
-0.8
-0.5
-0.5
114.3
114.1
113.8
45.3
45.3
45.2
3.4
3.4
3.4
4.4
4.4
4.3
2.2
2.2
2.2
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
160.1
162.7
164.2
114.8
116.6
117.5
45.3
46.2
46.7
3.4
3.5
3.5
4.4
4.5
4.5
2.2
2.2
2.3
158.4
159.4
161.2
-0.6
1.0
1.8
-0.4
0.0
0.7
113.3
113.8
114.9
45.1
45.6
46.3
3.4
3.4
3.4
4.3
4.3
4.4
2.2
2.2
2.2
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
164.8
164.4
163.5
117.8
117.5
116.7
47.0
46.9
46.8
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
2.3
2.3
2.3
161.9
161.6
161.8
0.7
-0.3
0.2
1.2
0.7
0.2
115.2
115.2
115.3
46.7
46.4
46.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.4
4.4
4.4
2.3
2.2
2.3
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
163.4
165.6
166.7
115.9
116.5
116.8
47.6
49.1
49.9
3.5
3.5
3.6
4.4
4.5
4.5
2.3
2.4
2.4
162.2
163.4
164.8
0.4
1.2
1.4
0.1
0.6
1.0
115.5
116.3
117.0
46.7
47.1
47.8
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.4
4.4
4.5
2.3
2.3
2.3
166.4
116.8
49.7
3.6
4.5
2.4
166.7
1.9
1.5
118.1
48.6
3.6
4.5
2.4
3.2
2.6
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.2
1.2
1.0
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.0
DPDL
95.3
78.9
66.6
71.2
75.5
70.7
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
ZMOS
72.7
59.8
50.2
53.2
56.0
52.1
ZMOU
22.6
19.1
16.5
18.1
19.6
18.6
DPDR
2.3
1.9
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.6
ZMOT
3.2
2.6
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.2
ZMOV
1.2
1.0
0.8
0.9
1.0
0.9
Oct 13 P
DPCK
96.1
79.7
67.4
72.0
76.4
71.7
73.2
60.2
50.6
53.6
56.4
52.6
23.0
19.5
16.8
18.4
20.0
19.1
DPDF
2.3
1.9
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.6
DPDK
Male
1999 )
2000 )
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
South East
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
DPDE
All
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
67.2
67.3
67.1
48.7
49.0
49.3
18.5
18.3
17.8
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.1
2.1
2.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
69.5
68.7
67.9
0.6
-0.8
-0.8
0.1
0.0
-0.3
51.2
50.5
49.7
18.3
18.2
18.2
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.2
2.1
2.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
72.8
74.0
74.2
53.5
54.4
54.6
19.2
19.6
19.6
1.7
1.7
1.7
2.3
2.3
2.3
1.0
1.0
1.0
67.4
67.4
68.9
-0.5
0.0
1.5
-0.7
-0.4
0.3
49.3
49.4
50.5
18.1
18.0
18.4
1.5
1.5
1.6
2.1
2.1
2.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
73.0
71.6
70.9
53.7
52.9
52.3
19.3
18.7
18.6
1.7
1.6
1.6
2.3
2.2
2.2
1.0
0.9
0.9
69.7
70.7
72.0
0.8
1.0
1.3
0.8
1.1
1.0
51.2
52.1
53.1
18.5
18.6
18.9
1.6
1.6
1.7
2.2
2.2
2.2
0.9
0.9
0.9
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
71.2
71.1
71.9
52.1
51.6
52.1
19.1
19.5
19.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.2
2.2
2.2
1.0
1.0
1.0
72.1
71.8
72.8
0.1
-0.3
1.0
0.8
0.4
0.3
53.1
52.9
53.7
19.0
18.9
19.1
1.7
1.6
1.7
2.2
2.2
2.3
1.0
0.9
1.0
Oct 13 P
71.8
52.1
19.6
1.6
2.2
1.0
73.5
0.7
0.5
54.2
19.3
1.7
2.3
1.0
South West
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
BCKF
76.2
62.6
53.4
50.8
49.0
42.5
56.5
46.3
39.4
37.4
35.9
30.9
19.7
16.3
14.0
13.3
13.1
11.7
DPAQ
3.0
2.5
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.6
4.2
3.5
2.9
2.6
2.6
2.2
1.7
1.4
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.0
DPBB
75.3
61.8
52.7
50.1
48.4
41.9
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
ZMOW
56.0
45.9
39.0
37.1
35.6
30.5
ZMOY
19.3
16.0
13.6
13.1
12.8
11.4
DPBM
3.0
2.5
2.1
1.9
1.9
1.6
ZMOX
4.1
3.4
2.8
2.6
2.6
2.2
ZMOZ
1.7
1.4
1.2
1.1
1.0
0.9
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
38.9
39.4
40.3
27.9
28.5
29.3
10.9
10.9
11.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.0
2.0
2.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
40.8
40.7
40.4
0.1
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
29.7
29.6
29.3
11.1
11.1
11.1
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.1
2.1
2.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
45.1
46.3
45.2
32.7
33.4
32.8
12.4
12.9
12.5
1.7
1.8
1.7
2.3
2.4
2.3
1.0
1.1
1.0
40.0
40.2
40.8
-0.4
0.2
0.6
-0.3
-0.2
0.1
29.0
29.1
29.6
11.0
11.1
11.2
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.0
2.1
2.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
43.5
42.3
40.9
31.7
30.9
30.0
11.8
11.4
11.0
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.2
2.2
2.1
1.0
0.9
0.9
41.6
42.2
42.7
0.8
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.6
30.2
30.7
31.1
11.4
11.5
11.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.1
2.2
2.2
0.9
0.9
1.0
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
41.4
41.9
41.3
29.9
29.9
29.7
11.5
12.0
11.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.1
2.1
2.1
0.9
1.0
1.0
42.7
42.5
42.7
0.0
-0.2
0.2
0.4
0.1
0.0
31.1
31.0
31.2
11.6
11.5
11.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.2
2.2
2.2
1.0
0.9
0.9
Oct 13 P
41.4
30.0
11.4
1.6
2.1
0.9
43.1
0.4
0.1
31.5
11.6
1.6
England
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
VASR
1,013.5
882.8
783.6
770.1
763.8
699.7
770.9
670.7
593.3
578.5
568.1
516.5
242.7
212.1
190.2
191.6
195.6
183.1
VASS
4.0
3.4
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.6
5.5
4.8
4.2
4.1
4.0
3.6
2.1
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
IBWK
1,002.8
872.8
774.0
761.2
754.5
690.5
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
ZMQK
764.8
664.9
588.1
573.6
563.1
511.9
ZMQM
238.0
207.9
185.9
187.6
191.4
178.6
VASQ
3.9
3.4
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.6
2.2
ZMQL
5.5
4.8
4.2
4.1
3.9
3.5
1.0
ZMQN
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.5
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
654.5
651.3
657.8
478.4
478.8
487.7
176.1
172.5
170.1
2.5
2.5
2.5
3.3
3.3
3.4
1.5
1.4
1.4
677.1
674.1
669.1
1.2
-3.0
-5.0
-0.7
-0.5
-2.3
501.4
498.2
493.8
175.7
175.9
175.3
2.6
2.5
2.5
3.5
3.5
3.4
1.5
1.5
1.5
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
704.2
716.2
717.3
522.0
529.4
530.5
182.3
186.8
186.9
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.6
3.7
3.7
1.5
1.6
1.6
660.1
664.1
677.1
-9.0
4.0
13.0
-5.7
-3.3
2.7
486.4
489.5
499.3
173.7
174.6
177.8
2.5
2.5
2.6
3.4
3.4
3.5
1.4
1.5
1.5
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
711.7
710.5
703.1
525.3
525.9
520.0
186.4
184.5
183.1
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.6
3.6
3.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
686.8
699.7
707.2
9.7
12.9
7.5
8.9
11.9
10.0
506.0
517.5
523.2
180.8
182.2
184.0
2.6
2.6
2.7
3.5
3.6
3.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
711.8
719.2
717.5
521.4
522.4
521.6
190.4
196.7
195.8
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.6
3.6
3.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
710.1
712.6
722.2
2.9
2.5
9.6
7.8
4.3
5.0
525.0
526.9
533.9
185.1
185.7
188.3
2.7
2.7
2.7
3.6
3.7
3.7
1.5
1.5
1.6
Oct 13 P
714.2
521.4
192.7
2.7
3.6
1.6
733.1
10.9
7.7
541.6
191.5
2.8
3.8
1.6
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CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by region
F.1
Thousands and per cent
SEASONALLY ADJUSTEDa
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
Government
Office
Regions
Wales
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
All
Male
BCKI
64.9
57.9
51.8
47.6
45.1
40.7
50.2
44.7
39.9
36.6
34.3
30.7
Female
RATEb
CLAIMANT COUNT
All
Male
Female
All
14.7
13.1
11.9
11.0
10.8
10.0
DPAT
5.0
4.4
4.0
3.6
3.4
3.1
7.2
6.6
5.6
5.3
4.8
4.3
2.5
2.1
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.6
DPBE
64.1
57.3
51.2
47.1
44.6
40.3
Change Average
since change
previous
over 3
month months
ended
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Male
Female
All
Male
Female
ZMQC
49.8
44.4
39.6
36.3
34.1
30.5
ZMQE
14.4
12.9
11.7
10.7
10.6
9.8
DPBP
5.0
4.4
4.0
3.6
3.3
3.0
ZMQD
7.1
6.5
5.6
5.2
4.8
4.3
ZMQF
2.4
2.1
2.0
1.7
1.7
1.6
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
37.1
37.4
38.5
27.8
28.2
29.3
9.3
9.2
9.2
2.8
2.8
2.9
3.9
4.0
4.1
1.5
1.5
1.5
39.4
39.1
39.0
-0.1
-0.3
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
29.8
29.5
29.4
9.6
9.6
9.6
3.0
3.0
3.0
4.2
4.2
4.1
1.6
1.6
1.6
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
42.6
43.1
42.2
32.5
32.8
32.1
10.2
10.4
10.1
3.2
3.3
3.2
4.6
4.6
4.5
1.7
1.7
1.7
38.4
38.6
39.0
-0.6
0.2
0.4
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
29.0
29.2
29.6
9.4
9.4
9.4
2.9
2.9
3.0
4.1
4.1
4.2
1.5
1.5
1.5
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
41.1
40.6
39.8
31.2
30.9
30.4
9.9
9.7
9.4
3.1
3.1
3.0
4.4
4.4
4.3
1.6
1.6
1.5
39.8
40.8
41.4
0.8
1.0
0.6
0.5
0.7
0.8
30.2
31.0
31.6
9.6
9.8
9.8
3.0
3.1
3.1
4.3
4.4
4.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
41.2
41.9
41.2
31.0
31.2
30.8
10.2
10.7
10.4
3.1
3.2
3.1
4.4
4.4
4.3
1.7
1.7
1.7
41.5
41.5
42.0
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.2
31.7
31.7
32.0
9.8
9.8
10.0
3.1
3.1
3.2
4.5
4.5
4.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
Oct 13 P
40.9
30.8
10.1
3.1
4.3
1.6
42.9
0.9
0.5
Scotland
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
BCKJ
133.8
119.4
108.0
104.5
102.3
94.8
103.1
92.1
83.6
80.7
78.4
72.2
30.7
27.3
24.4
23.8
23.9
22.6
DPAU
5.2
4.7
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.6
7.5
6.5
6.0
5.9
5.6
5.2
2.6
2.4
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.8
DPBF
130.4
116.3
105.2
102.0
99.5
92.0
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
32.7
10.2
3.2
4.6
1.7
ZMQG
101.1
90.3
82.0
79.3
76.9
70.7
ZMQI
29.3
26.0
23.2
22.6
22.7
21.3
DPBQ
5.0
4.5
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.5
ZMQH
7.3
6.4
5.9
5.8
5.5
5.1
ZMQJ
2.4
2.2
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
86.0
86.1
86.0
65.1
65.3
65.7
20.9
20.8
20.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
4.7
4.7
4.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
90.1
88.9
87.7
-0.8
-1.2
-1.2
0.1
-0.4
-1.1
68.9
67.7
66.6
21.2
21.2
21.1
3.4
3.4
3.3
4.9
4.9
4.8
1.7
1.7
1.7
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
95.6
96.1
93.6
72.8
72.8
71.0
22.8
23.3
22.5
3.6
3.6
3.5
5.2
5.2
5.1
1.8
1.9
1.8
86.3
85.9
86.1
-1.4
-0.4
0.2
-1.3
-1.0
-0.5
65.3
65.1
65.5
21.0
20.8
20.6
3.3
3.3
3.3
4.7
4.7
4.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
90.4
88.5
87.0
68.7
67.2
65.7
21.7
21.3
21.4
3.4
3.4
3.3
4.9
4.8
4.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
86.5
86.7
86.0
0.4
0.2
-0.7
0.1
0.3
0.0
65.8
66.0
65.4
20.7
20.7
20.6
3.3
3.3
3.3
4.7
4.7
4.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
88.5
89.4
83.8
65.7
66.1
62.6
22.8
23.3
21.2
3.4
3.4
3.2
4.7
4.7
4.5
1.8
1.9
1.7
84.9
85.2
85.8
-1.1
0.3
0.6
-0.5
-0.5
-0.1
64.6
64.9
65.2
20.3
20.3
20.6
3.2
3.2
3.3
4.6
4.7
4.7
1.6
1.6
1.7
82.0
61.7
20.3
3.1
4.4
1.6
85.9
0.1
0.3
8.7
7.2
6.6
6.1
5.8
5.1
3.3
2.8
2.7
2.3
2.2
1.9
DPBG
50.7
42.1
39.5
36.4
34.6
30.8
Oct 13 P
Northern Ireland
1999 ) Annual
2000 ) averages
2001 )
2002 )
2003 )
2004 )
BCKK
50.8
42.1
39.6
36.5
34.7
31.0
39.3
32.1
30.0
27.9
26.5
23.5
11.5
10.1
9.6
8.7
8.2
7.4
DPAV
6.3
5.3
4.9
4.4
4.2
3.7
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
65.3
20.6
3.3
4.7
1.7
ZMQO
39.3
32.0
30.0
27.8
26.4
23.5
ZMQQ
11.4
10.1
9.5
8.6
8.2
7.4
DPBR
6.3
5.3
4.9
4.4
4.2
3.6
ZMQP
8.7
7.2
6.6
6.1
5.8
5.1
ZMQR
3.3
2.8
2.7
2.3
2.2
1.9
2004
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
29.2
28.3
27.8
22.1
21.8
21.5
7.1
6.5
6.3
3.5
3.3
3.3
4.7
4.7
4.6
1.9
1.7
1.7
29.8
29.8
29.2
0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.1
0.0
-0.2
22.7
22.7
22.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.9
4.9
4.8
1.9
1.9
1.9
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
29.6
29.6
29.2
22.8
22.9
22.6
6.7
6.7
6.6
3.5
3.5
3.4
4.9
4.9
4.9
1.8
1.8
1.7
29.0
29.1
29.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
22.0
22.1
22.1
7.0
7.0
7.0
3.4
3.4
3.4
4.7
4.8
4.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
28.6
28.0
28.2
22.1
21.7
21.4
6.5
6.3
6.7
3.4
3.3
3.3
4.8
4.7
4.6
1.7
1.7
1.8
29.0
28.9
28.6
-0.1
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
-0.2
22.0
22.0
21.8
7.0
6.9
6.8
3.4
3.4
3.4
4.7
4.7
4.7
1.8
1.8
1.8
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
29.6
30.3
29.1
21.7
21.9
21.4
7.9
8.4
7.7
3.5
3.6
3.4
4.7
4.7
4.6
2.1
2.2
2.0
28.1
28.0
28.0
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
-0.2
21.4
21.3
21.2
6.7
6.7
6.8
3.3
3.3
3.3
4.6
4.6
4.6
1.8
1.8
1.8
Oct 13 P
27.7
20.8
6.9
3.3
4.5
1.8
28.2
0.2
0.0
21.3
6.9
3.3
4.6
1.8
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
a
The seasonally adjusted series takes account of past discontinuities to be consistent with the current coverage of the count (see Employment Gazette, December 1990, p608 for the historical list of discontinuities
taken into account, and pS16 of the April 1994 issue). It also takes into account the effect of the change in benefit eligibility rules introduced with Jobseeker’s Allowance (see pp219-24, Labour Market Trends,
May 2000 ). To maintain a consistent assessment, the seasonally adjusted series relates only to claimants aged 18 and over.
b
The national and regional rates are calculated using denominator = claimant count + workforce jobs . These rates are not consistent with the sub regional percentages in Tables F.12 and F.13 which reflect
the claimant count series as proportions of the resident working age population.
R
Seasonally adjusted figures are revised.
P
Seasonally adjusted figures are provisional.
Note: The introduction of Joint Claims for Jobseeker’s Allowance on 19 March 2001, and its extension on 28 October 2002, means that both members of certain couples are now required to claim JSA jointly and
both are required to look for work. The claimant count continues to include all individual claimants, so there are some extra claimants included as a result of these changes.
Since 19 March 2001 Joint Claims for JSA has applied to couples without dependent children where at least one member was born after 19 March 1976 and is aged over 18. Joint Claims was extended on
28 October 2002 to couples without dependent children where at least one member was born after 28 October 1957.
ONS estimates that the introduction of Joint Claims had an initial upward effect on the claimant count, which accumulated between April and August 2001, of some 6,500 for the UK overall at the time
(approximately 2,200 men and 4,300 women). The total effect of the extension on 28 October has been to add a further estimated 3,800 (900 men and 2,900 women) to the count between October 2002 and
February 2003.
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Tables
F.2
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by age and duration: seasonally adjusted
Thousands and per cent
UNITED
KINGDOM
All aged 18 and over
Over 13
All
weeks and
computerised Up to 13
up to 6
claims
weeks
months
All
AGLX
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
18-24
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
All
over 24
months
All
computerised
claims
Up to 13
weeks
Over 13
weeks and
up to 6
months
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
All
over 24
months
AGMY
AGMZ
AGNA
AGNE
AGNF
914.6
905.1
896.5
409.0
404.1
399.2
195.8
194.1
191.9
168.8
166.3
164.6
97.6
97.5
97.9
15.4
15.5
15.7
43.4
43.1
42.9
250.3
247.3
244.9
146.5
144.5
142.8
60.2
60.1
59.8
37.7
36.8
36.3
5.1
5.1
5.2
2.4
2.4
2.4
0.8
0.8
0.8
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
884.4
875.6
871.9
393.3
391.9
390.5
188.9
186.4
184.4
161.9
157.5
157.2
97.5
97.2
96.9
15.9
16.0
16.0
42.8
42.6
42.9
241.4
240.6
239.3
140.9
141.6
140.6
58.9
58.3
57.7
35.6
34.6
34.9
5.2
5.3
5.3
2.5
2.5
2.5
0.8
0.8
0.8
Apr 8
May13
Jun 10
864.2
853.7
843.9
389.4
380.8
378.4
182.6
182.7
180.2
153.8
151.9
148.3
96.0
95.6
94.3
16.0
16.2
16.2
42.4
42.7
42.7
239.7
236.5
233.6
142.0
138.1
136.9
57.3
57.9
56.8
34.3
34.2
33.6
5.3
5.5
5.5
2.5
2.7
2.7
0.8
0.8
0.8
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
830.8
827.4
828.2
371.0
373.9
375.8
180.0
176.5
176.7
145.0
144.1
143.6
92.3
90.4
89.6
16.2
16.1
16.0
42.5
42.5
42.5
229.3
231.3
232.8
134.0
136.0
136.7
56.4
56.0
56.1
32.7
33.1
33.7
5.4
5.4
5.5
2.7
2.7
2.7
0.8
0.8
0.8
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
828.2
824.0
816.5
380.1
379.0
378.5
177.3
175.0
172.1
140.2
140.8
139.2
88.0
86.7
84.6
15.8
15.7
15.5
42.6
42.5
42.1
234.7
235.8
235.8
139.0
139.7
140.9
56.8
56.3
55.4
32.6
33.3
32.9
5.5
5.6
5.7
2.7
2.8
2.8
0.8
0.9
0.9
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
805.8
809.7
823.7
371.5
378.2
388.0
174.1
172.7
176.6
135.9
135.2
136.4
82.5
81.8
81.1
15.4
15.3
14.9
41.8
41.8
41.6
233.5
234.5
240.4
138.1
139.4
143.1
56.5
56.4
58.2
32.3
32.1
32.5
5.6
5.6
5.6
2.8
2.8
2.7
1.0
1.0
1.0
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
834.8
848.5
856.3
393.2
402.7
401.8
180.9
185.1
190.5
139.2
139.8
142.9
80.3
80.1
80.2
14.6
14.2
14.1
41.2
40.8
40.9
246.9
251.8
254.3
146.5
149.3
148.4
59.8
61.3
63.3
34.0
34.4
35.6
5.7
5.9
6.1
2.7
2.7
2.8
0.9
0.9
0.9
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
858.0
860.9
871.8
398.2
391.5
391.1
191.2
197.3
199.9
147.6
150.9
157.7
80.4
80.9
82.6
14.1
14.1
14.1
40.6
40.3
40.5
254.1
258.7
259.3
146.5
147.8
144.5
63.6
65.4
66.4
36.9
38.1
40.7
6.2
6.4
6.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
0.9
1.0
1.0
884.1
396.6
200.2
161.8
84.9
148.2
66.5
42.3
7.2
Oct 13 P
AGNG
ELNP
14.2
40.6
265.2
GBHG
IKBS
JLGC
AGNC
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
Male
AGMC
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
JLGE
3.1
1.0
JLGG
JLGH
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
685.1
678.5
671.0
295.8
292.7
288.7
145.6
144.1
142.0
129.6
127.9
126.7
78.7
78.6
78.6
16.7
16.8
16.9
35.4
35.2
35.0
172.4
170.2
168.0
100.3
98.8
97.3
41.8
41.7
41.2
26.3
25.7
25.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
2.3
2.4
2.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
662.1
655.0
651.5
284.6
283.3
281.9
139.9
138.0
136.6
124.5
121.1
120.6
78.2
77.9
77.5
17.1
17.2
17.3
34.9
34.7
34.9
165.9
165.2
164.1
96.5
96.9
96.1
40.5
40.1
39.7
24.9
24.1
24.2
3.5
3.6
3.6
2.4
2.5
2.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
Apr 8
May13
Jun 10
646.6
637.3
629.4
282.6
274.5
272.8
135.1
135.4
133.2
117.9
116.4
113.4
76.6
76.3
75.3
17.2
17.4
17.5
34.4
34.7
34.7
165.1
162.1
159.9
97.8
94.3
93.5
39.5
40.1
39.2
23.7
23.5
23.0
3.6
3.7
3.7
2.5
2.6
2.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
620.4
617.0
617.2
268.7
269.9
271.0
132.9
130.4
130.6
110.8
110.2
109.7
73.5
72.0
71.4
17.4
17.3
17.2
34.5
34.5
34.5
157.7
158.6
159.8
92.3
93.1
93.6
38.9
38.6
38.7
22.4
22.8
23.3
3.6
3.6
3.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
617.0
612.7
606.0
274.5
272.9
272.2
131.1
129.1
126.6
106.8
107.4
105.9
70.0
68.8
67.2
17.0
16.9
16.7
34.6
34.5
34.1
161.1
161.8
161.6
95.4
95.7
96.4
39.1
38.7
38.1
22.4
23.0
22.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
2.6
2.7
2.8
0.5
0.6
0.6
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
597.0
600.3
611.0
266.9
272.6
280.4
127.8
126.6
129.6
103.3
102.6
103.4
65.3
64.8
64.1
16.6
16.4
16.0
33.7
33.7
33.5
159.5
160.2
164.8
94.0
95.2
98.1
38.9
38.6
40.0
22.2
22.0
22.3
3.8
3.8
3.8
2.8
2.7
2.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
618.9
631.2
637.3
283.5
291.9
291.0
133.2
136.8
141.0
105.5
106.2
108.7
63.5
63.3
63.5
15.6
15.3
15.2
33.2
33.0
33.1
169.7
173.4
175.7
100.6
102.6
102.1
41.2
42.5
44.1
23.4
23.7
24.7
3.9
4.0
4.2
2.7
2.7
2.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
638.0
640.2
648.1
288.2
284.0
282.1
141.1
145.4
147.7
112.4
114.7
120.3
63.5
63.7
65.3
15.1
15.0
15.1
32.8
32.4
32.7
175.3
178.5
178.6
100.6
101.9
98.8
44.1
45.2
46.1
25.7
26.4
28.4
4.3
4.4
4.7
2.8
2.8
3.0
0.6
0.6
0.6
Oct 13 P
656.8
285.7
147.8
123.4
67.1
101.6
46.1
29.5
5.1
15.2
32.8
182.9
JLGM
JLGN
JLGO
18.9
18.9
19.3
11.7
11.8
12.1
8.0
7.9
7.9
77.9
77.1
76.9
46.2
45.7
45.5
18.4
18.4
18.6
11.4
11.1
10.8
37.4
36.4
36.6
19.3
19.3
19.4
12.2
12.3
12.4
7.9
7.9
8.0
75.5
75.4
75.2
44.4
44.7
44.5
18.4
18.2
18.0
47.5
47.3
47.0
35.9
35.5
34.9
19.4
19.3
19.0
12.6
12.6
12.6
8.0
8.0
8.0
74.6
74.4
73.7
44.2
43.8
43.4
102.3
104.0
104.8
47.1
46.1
46.1
34.2
33.9
33.9
18.8
18.4
18.2
12.7
12.5
12.4
8.0
8.0
8.0
71.6
72.7
73.0
211.2
211.3
210.5
105.6
106.1
106.3
46.2
45.9
45.5
33.4
33.4
33.3
18.0
17.9
17.4
12.3
12.3
12.1
8.0
8.0
8.0
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
208.8
209.4
212.7
104.6
105.6
107.6
46.3
46.1
47.0
32.6
32.6
33.0
17.2
17.0
17.0
12.1
12.0
11.8
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
215.9
217.3
219.0
109.7
110.8
110.8
47.7
48.3
49.5
33.7
33.6
34.2
16.8
16.8
16.7
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
220.0
220.7
223.7
110.0
107.5
109.0
50.1
51.9
52.2
35.2
36.2
37.4
Oct 13 P
227.3
110.9
52.4
38.4
Female
JLGI
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
229.5
226.6
225.5
113.2
111.4
110.5
50.2
50.0
49.9
39.2
38.4
37.9
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
222.3
220.6
220.4
108.7
108.6
108.6
49.0
48.4
47.8
Apr 8
May13
Jun 10
217.6
216.4
214.5
106.8
106.3
105.6
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
210.4
210.4
211.0
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
Note:
R
P
3.1
0.6
JLGS
JLGT
1.6
1.6
1.7
2.4
2.5
2.6
0.3
0.3
0.3
10.7
10.5
10.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
2.6
2.7
2.7
0.3
0.3
0.3
17.8
17.8
17.6
10.6
10.7
10.6
1.7
1.8
1.8
2.7
2.8
2.8
0.3
0.3
0.3
41.7
42.9
43.1
17.5
17.4
17.4
10.3
10.3
10.4
1.8
1.8
1.8
2.9
2.9
2.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
73.6
74.0
74.2
43.6
44.0
44.5
17.7
17.6
17.3
10.2
10.3
10.3
1.8
1.8
1.8
2.9
2.8
2.8
0.3
0.3
0.3
8.1
8.1
8.1
74.0
74.3
75.6
44.1
44.2
45.0
17.6
17.8
18.2
10.1
10.1
10.2
1.8
1.8
1.8
3.0
3.0
2.9
0.4
0.4
0.4
11.5
11.3
11.2
8.0
7.8
7.8
77.2
78.4
78.6
45.9
46.7
46.3
18.6
18.8
19.2
10.6
10.7
10.9
1.8
1.9
1.9
2.7
2.8
2.8
0.3
0.3
0.3
16.9
17.2
17.3
11.2
11.4
11.2
7.8
7.9
7.8
78.8
80.2
80.7
45.9
45.9
45.7
19.5
20.2
20.3
11.2
11.7
12.3
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.8
3.0
3.0
0.3
0.4
0.4
17.8
11.3
7.8
82.3
46.6
20.4
12.8
2.1
3.0
0.4
JLGJ
JLGQ
Only computerised claims are analysed by age and duration on a monthly basis. These figures therefore differ in total from those given in Table F.1. The latter include clerically processed claims which currently
amount to around 1 per cent of the total claimant count.
Revised
Provisional
Office for National Statistics
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Tables
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by age and duration: seasonally adjusted
F.2
Thousands and per cent
UNITED
KINGDOM
25-49
Over 13
All
weeks and
computerised Up to 13
up to 6
claims
weeks
months
All
JLGU
50 and over
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
All
over 24
months
All
computerised
claims
Over 13
weeks and
Up to 13
up to 6
weeks
months
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
All
over 24
months
JLGY
JLGZ
JLHA
JLHE
JLHF
508.7
503.2
497.8
209.0
206.6
203.8
107.7
106.2
104.7
104.3
103.0
102.0
70.0
70.0
70.2
17.2
17.4
17.5
17.7
17.4
17.1
155.6
154.6
153.8
53.5
53.0
52.6
27.9
27.8
27.4
26.8
26.5
26.3
22.5
22.4
22.5
30.5
30.6
30.9
24.9
24.9
25.0
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
490.4
484.1
481.9
200.1
198.7
198.2
103.1
101.4
100.3
100.3
97.5
97.1
69.9
69.6
69.4
17.7
17.9
17.9
17.0
16.9
16.9
152.6
150.9
150.7
52.3
51.6
51.7
26.9
26.7
26.4
26.0
25.4
25.2
22.4
22.3
22.2
31.1
31.3
31.5
25.0
24.9
25.2
Apr 8
May13
Jun 10
476.1
469.8
464.4
197.1
192.7
191.7
98.9
98.7
97.5
94.8
93.3
90.9
68.7
68.3
67.3
17.9
18.1
18.2
16.6
16.8
17.0
148.4
147.4
145.9
50.3
50.0
49.8
26.4
26.1
25.9
24.7
24.4
23.8
22.0
21.8
21.5
31.7
31.8
31.8
25.0
25.1
24.9
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
457.8
453.8
453.1
188.0
188.6
189.4
98.1
95.6
95.5
88.9
88.0
87.1
65.9
64.6
63.9
18.1
18.0
17.9
16.9
17.0
17.2
143.7
142.3
142.3
49.0
49.3
49.7
25.5
24.9
25.1
23.4
23.0
22.8
21.0
20.4
20.2
31.9
31.7
31.4
24.8
24.7
24.5
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
451.6
447.6
442.3
191.0
189.8
188.6
95.2
93.7
92.1
85.3
85.1
84.2
62.7
61.6
60.1
17.7
17.6
17.5
17.4
17.4
17.3
141.9
140.6
138.4
50.1
49.5
49.0
25.3
25.0
24.6
22.3
22.4
22.1
19.8
19.5
18.8
31.1
31.1
30.9
24.4
24.2
23.9
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
436.5
438.7
445.5
185.9
189.7
194.7
92.8
92.1
93.8
82.0
81.5
82.1
58.5
58.0
57.5
17.4
17.2
16.8
17.3
17.4
17.4
135.8
136.5
137.8
47.5
49.1
50.2
24.8
24.2
24.6
21.6
21.6
21.8
18.4
18.2
18.0
30.9
30.5
29.9
23.5
23.4
23.2
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
449.6
455.7
459.5
196.5
200.9
200.8
96.1
98.2
100.9
83.0
83.2
84.5
56.7
56.3
56.1
16.5
16.1
16.0
17.3
17.1
17.2
138.3
141.0
142.5
50.2
52.5
52.6
25.0
25.6
26.3
22.2
22.2
22.8
17.9
17.9
18.0
29.6
28.9
28.6
23.0
22.8
22.8
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
461.4
459.4
467.8
199.6
192.9
195.6
101.2
104.1
105.2
87.3
89.1
92.5
56.2
56.4
57.4
15.9
16.0
15.9
17.1
16.9
17.1
142.5
142.8
144.7
52.1
50.8
51.0
26.4
27.8
28.3
23.4
23.7
24.5
18.0
18.1
18.5
28.5
28.4
28.3
22.6
22.4
22.4
473.1
197.1
105.4
94.6
58.8
51.3
28.3
24.9
18.9
Oct 13 P
AGMA
JLHH
16.1
17.2
145.8
JLHJ
JLHK
JLHL
JLHC
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
2003 Oct 9
Nov13
Dec11
Male
JLGW
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
JLHN
28.3
22.4
JLHP
JLHQ
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
397.7
393.8
389.4
157.8
156.4
154.4
83.7
82.5
81.2
83.5
82.5
81.7
57.9
57.8
57.8
18.3
18.4
18.5
14.8
14.6
14.3
115.0
114.5
113.6
37.7
37.5
37.0
20.1
19.9
19.6
19.8
19.7
19.5
17.3
17.3
17.3
32.5
32.7
33.0
20.1
20.1
20.2
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
383.6
378.6
376.7
151.4
150.3
149.8
80.1
78.8
78.1
80.4
78.2
77.8
57.5
57.2
56.9
18.7
18.8
18.8
14.2
14.1
14.1
112.6
111.2
110.7
36.7
36.1
36.0
19.3
19.1
18.8
19.2
18.8
18.6
17.2
17.1
17.0
33.2
33.5
33.7
20.2
20.1
20.3
Apr 8
May13
Jun 10
372.4
366.9
362.3
149.6
145.4
144.6
76.8
76.7
75.6
76.0
74.9
72.9
56.2
55.9
55.1
18.8
19.1
19.1
13.8
14.0
14.1
109.1
108.3
107.2
35.2
34.8
34.7
18.8
18.6
18.4
18.2
18.0
17.5
16.8
16.7
16.5
33.8
34.1
34.1
20.1
20.2
20.1
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
357.1
353.9
353.1
142.1
142.4
142.9
75.9
74.1
74.0
71.2
70.5
69.7
53.9
52.8
52.3
19.0
18.9
18.8
14.0
14.1
14.2
105.6
104.5
104.3
34.3
34.4
34.5
18.1
17.7
17.9
17.2
16.9
16.7
16.0
15.6
15.4
34.1
34.0
33.7
20.0
19.9
19.8
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
352.0
348.3
343.6
144.3
143.1
142.0
74.0
72.6
71.2
68.1
68.0
67.1
51.2
50.2
49.0
18.6
18.5
18.4
14.4
14.4
14.3
103.9
102.6
100.8
34.8
34.1
33.8
18.0
17.8
17.3
16.3
16.4
16.2
15.1
14.8
14.3
33.5
33.4
33.2
19.7
19.5
19.2
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar10
338.8
340.9
346.3
140.0
143.4
147.6
71.6
71.1
72.4
65.4
64.9
65.3
47.6
47.2
46.7
18.2
18.0
17.6
14.2
14.3
14.3
98.7
99.2
99.9
32.9
34.0
34.7
17.3
16.9
17.2
15.7
15.7
15.8
13.9
13.8
13.6
33.2
32.9
32.2
18.9
18.8
18.6
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
349.3
355.3
358.2
148.5
152.8
152.4
74.4
76.2
78.4
66.1
66.4
67.5
46.1
45.8
45.7
17.3
16.9
16.7
14.2
14.1
14.2
99.9
102.5
103.4
34.4
36.5
36.5
17.6
18.1
18.5
16.0
16.1
16.5
13.5
13.5
13.6
31.9
31.0
30.9
18.4
18.3
18.3
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
359.4
358.5
364.7
151.3
147.0
148.0
78.5
80.6
81.6
69.8
71.2
74.2
45.7
45.8
46.8
16.6
16.7
16.7
14.1
13.9
14.1
103.3
103.2
104.8
36.3
35.1
35.3
18.5
19.6
20.0
16.9
17.1
17.7
13.5
13.5
13.8
30.6
30.4
30.3
18.1
17.9
18.0
368.4
148.8
81.7
75.8
47.9
35.3
20.0
18.1
14.1
Oct 13 P
Female
JLHR
JLHT
16.9
14.2
105.5
JLHV
JLHW
JLHX
JLHZ
30.4
18.0
JLIB
JLIC
2003 Oct 9
Nov13
Dec11
111.0
109.4
108.4
51.2
50.2
49.4
24.0
23.7
23.5
20.8
20.5
20.3
12.1
12.2
12.4
13.5
13.7
14.0
2.9
2.8
2.8
40.6
40.1
40.2
15.8
15.5
15.6
7.8
7.9
7.8
7.0
6.8
6.8
5.2
5.1
5.2
24.6
24.7
24.9
4.8
4.8
4.8
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar11
106.8
105.5
105.2
48.7
48.4
48.4
23.0
22.6
22.2
19.9
19.3
19.3
12.4
12.4
12.5
14.2
14.4
14.5
2.8
2.8
2.8
40.0
39.7
40.0
15.6
15.5
15.7
7.6
7.6
7.6
6.8
6.6
6.6
5.2
5.2
5.2
25.0
25.2
25.3
4.8
4.8
4.9
Apr 8
May13
Jun 10
103.7
102.9
102.1
47.5
47.3
47.1
22.1
22.0
21.9
18.8
18.4
18.0
12.5
12.4
12.2
14.8
14.8
14.8
2.8
2.8
2.9
39.3
39.1
38.7
15.1
15.2
15.1
7.6
7.5
7.5
6.5
6.4
6.3
5.2
5.1
5.0
25.7
25.6
25.3
4.9
4.9
4.8
Jul 8
Aug 12
Sep 9
100.7
99.9
100.0
45.9
46.2
46.5
22.2
21.5
21.5
17.7
17.5
17.4
12.0
11.8
11.6
14.8
14.7
14.6
2.9
2.9
3.0
38.1
37.8
38.0
14.7
14.9
15.2
7.4
7.2
7.2
6.2
6.1
6.1
5.0
4.8
4.8
25.7
25.4
25.0
4.8
4.8
4.7
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
99.6
99.3
98.7
46.7
46.7
46.6
21.2
21.1
20.9
17.2
17.1
17.1
11.5
11.4
11.1
14.6
14.5
14.3
3.0
3.0
3.0
38.0
38.0
37.6
15.3
15.4
15.2
7.3
7.2
7.3
6.0
6.0
5.9
4.7
4.7
4.5
24.7
24.7
24.5
4.7
4.7
4.7
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
97.7
97.8
99.2
45.9
46.3
47.1
21.2
21.0
21.4
16.6
16.6
16.8
10.9
10.8
10.8
14.3
14.2
14.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
37.1
37.3
37.9
14.6
15.1
15.5
7.5
7.3
7.4
5.9
5.9
6.0
4.5
4.4
4.4
24.5
24.1
23.7
4.6
4.6
4.6
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
100.3
100.4
101.3
48.0
48.1
48.4
21.7
22.0
22.5
16.9
16.8
17.0
10.6
10.5
10.4
13.7
13.4
13.2
3.1
3.0
3.0
38.4
38.5
39.1
15.8
16.0
16.1
7.4
7.5
7.8
6.2
6.1
6.3
4.4
4.4
4.4
23.4
23.1
22.8
4.6
4.5
4.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
102.0
100.9
103.1
48.3
45.9
47.6
22.7
23.5
23.6
17.5
17.9
18.3
10.5
10.6
10.6
13.2
13.5
13.2
3.0
3.0
3.0
39.2
39.6
39.9
15.8
15.7
15.7
7.9
8.2
8.3
6.5
6.6
6.8
4.5
4.6
4.7
23.0
23.0
22.8
4.5
4.5
4.4
Oct 13 P
104.7
48.3
23.7
18.8
10.9
13.3
3.0
40.3
16.0
8.3
6.8
4.8
22.8
4.4
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Note:
R
P
Only computerised claims are analysed by age and duration on a monthly basis. These figures therefore differ in total from those given in Table F.1. The latter include clerically processed claims which currently
amount to around 1 per cent of the total claimant count.
Revised
Provisional
Office for National Statistics
• Labour Market Trends • December 2005
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Tables
F.2
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by age and duration: not seasonally adjusted
Thousands and per cent
UNITED
KINGDOM
All ages
Over 13
All
weeks and
computerised Up to 13
up to 6
claims
weeks
months
All
GEYV
18-24
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
All
computerised
claims
Up to 13
weeks
Over 13
weeks and
up to 6
months
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
GEYZ
GEZA
884.0
875.6
881.0
403.0
405.8
407.2
181.9
179.3
184.4
160.0
152.3
150.6
95.7
95.4
96.3
15.7
15.8
15.8
43.3
42.8
42.5
239.3
231.8
231.7
144.4
139.9
138.0
55.9
55.7
57.9
33.3
30.5
30.2
5.0
4.9
4.9
2.4
2.5
2.5
0.8
0.8
0.8
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
943.3
948.2
923.7
435.6
436.9
413.9
201.8
210.1
208.9
163.1
159.0
160.2
99.5
99.2
97.8
15.1
15.0
15.2
43.2
42.9
42.8
250.7
260.8
253.4
146.5
154.5
146.1
62.7
64.7
64.4
35.5
35.3
36.7
5.2
5.4
5.3
2.4
2.4
2.4
0.8
0.8
0.8
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
898.0
861.9
832.6
402.6
367.0
355.7
193.5
193.6
182.1
162.4
162.8
158.1
97.1
96.0
94.1
15.5
16.1
16.4
42.5
42.6
42.6
242.4
229.5
220.7
138.9
123.4
120.6
59.6
61.9
57.2
37.8
38.0
36.7
5.3
5.3
5.3
2.5
2.7
2.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
Jul
8
Aug 12
Sep 9
833.9
840.0
820.0
369.9
390.0
381.1
180.9
167.4
163.6
148.2
149.4
143.5
92.3
90.5
89.2
16.2
15.9
16.1
42.5
42.6
42.7
230.5
240.6
234.4
135.3
148.1
144.8
55.4
50.7
49.8
33.6
35.3
33.3
5.4
5.6
5.8
2.7
2.7
2.8
0.8
0.9
0.9
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
798.6
794.7
801.7
373.4
378.9
385.3
164.1
160.9
164.5
132.5
128.6
127.0
86.1
84.3
83.3
16.1
15.9
15.6
42.5
41.9
41.7
224.2
220.5
223.1
136.5
134.8
136.1
52.6
51.8
53.4
28.7
27.5
27.3
5.6
5.5
5.4
2.9
2.9
2.8
0.9
0.9
0.9
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
863.8
877.0
874.6
412.1
420.8
412.3
186.9
194.2
199.4
137.7
136.4
139.0
84.7
83.6
82.3
14.7
14.3
14.2
42.4
42.0
41.6
243.1
253.7
254.7
143.7
152.0
149.3
60.3
62.4
64.6
32.4
32.6
34.1
5.7
5.8
5.7
2.7
2.7
2.6
1.0
1.0
1.0
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
864.5
859.9
850.9
403.1
390.4
381.4
191.8
197.6
195.4
147.3
150.3
152.8
81.0
80.7
80.4
14.1
14.1
14.3
41.2
40.9
40.9
249.9
245.7
243.1
143.5
134.7
132.3
62.3
65.9
64.9
37.6
38.4
39.1
5.6
5.8
5.9
2.6
2.7
2.8
0.9
0.9
0.9
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8
864.2
874.2
865.0
398.3
406.0
395.5
193.1
189.5
187.2
151.6
157.4
159.3
80.7
81.0
82.4
14.0
13.9
14.2
40.6
40.4
40.6
256.5
264.4
260.9
148.3
155.8
152.2
62.8
60.1
59.6
38.2
41.0
41.2
6.3
6.6
7.0
2.8
2.8
3.1
0.9
1.0
1.0
858.6
391.9
187.3
154.9
83.8
14.5
146.8
62.1
38.2
7.4
3.3
Oct 13
GEZG
GEZI
40.6
255.5
GEZK
GEZL
GEZC
All
over 24
months
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
Male
GEVX
All
over 24
months
GEZE
GEZN
1.0
GEZP
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
655.3
653.8
663.2
286.3
293.1
300.1
133.5
131.5
134.6
123.1
117.5
116.3
77.0
76.7
77.4
17.1
17.1
16.9
35.3
34.9
34.7
162.4
159.0
161.4
97.1
95.9
97.0
38.1
38.0
39.2
23.2
21.3
21.3
3.4
3.3
3.3
2.4
2.4
2.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
710.0
710.5
691.5
321.0
318.2
299.1
148.4
155.7
156.8
125.3
122.0
122.3
80.0
79.6
78.4
16.2
16.1
16.4
35.3
35.0
34.9
175.1
181.5
176.2
103.4
107.9
101.1
42.9
44.9
45.5
24.8
24.5
25.3
3.5
3.7
3.7
2.3
2.3
2.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
670.7
644.3
620.2
290.1
265.5
255.7
144.8
143.4
133.8
123.6
124.0
120.8
77.6
76.7
75.2
16.7
17.3
17.7
34.6
34.7
34.6
168.1
159.3
151.8
96.1
85.8
82.9
42.0
43.2
39.5
25.9
26.2
25.3
3.6
3.6
3.6
2.5
2.6
2.7
0.5
0.5
0.5
Jul
8
Aug 12
Sep 9
614.9
612.7
599.4
261.3
270.2
265.4
132.5
122.6
119.6
113.2
113.6
109.2
73.4
71.8
70.7
17.6
17.4
17.5
34.5
34.6
34.5
155.8
160.7
156.9
90.6
97.3
95.6
38.1
34.8
34.0
23.1
24.3
23.0
3.6
3.7
3.8
2.6
2.6
2.8
0.5
0.5
0.6
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
587.6
588.2
598.4
264.3
271.9
282.0
119.6
117.3
119.5
101.0
98.3
97.0
68.2
66.8
66.1
17.5
17.1
16.7
34.4
33.9
33.8
151.5
150.7
155.2
92.0
92.5
95.9
35.5
34.9
36.1
19.7
19.0
18.9
3.7
3.7
3.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
0.6
0.6
0.6
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
644.2
652.1
650.7
301.9
305.8
298.6
136.3
142.7
148.3
104.6
103.4
104.9
67.2
66.3
65.2
15.8
15.4
15.2
34.3
34.0
33.6
169.0
176.0
177.1
100.9
106.0
103.7
41.3
43.2
45.6
22.3
22.3
23.3
3.9
3.9
3.9
2.7
2.6
2.5
0.6
0.6
0.6
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
642.1
640.4
632.4
291.1
283.6
275.7
142.6
146.3
144.0
110.9
113.6
116.1
64.1
63.8
63.7
15.2
15.1
15.3
33.3
33.1
33.0
173.8
171.1
168.8
99.9
94.0
91.7
43.8
46.2
45.2
25.7
26.4
27.3
3.9
4.0
4.1
2.5
2.7
2.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8
634.9
637.1
632.0
281.6
282.1
276.2
141.6
139.3
137.1
115.3
119.4
121.1
63.7
63.7
64.8
15.2
15.1
15.4
32.8
32.6
32.7
174.4
177.8
175.8
99.3
102.5
100.6
43.5
41.6
41.1
26.7
28.6
28.7
4.3
4.5
4.8
2.8
2.9
3.1
0.6
0.6
0.6
630.6
277.1
136.6
118.2
65.9
15.6
98.9
42.3
26.7
5.1
3.3
Oct 13
Female
GEZR
GEZT
32.7
173.6
GEZV
GEZW
GEZY
0.6
GEYU
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
228.7
221.8
217.8
116.7
112.8
107.1
48.4
47.7
49.7
36.9
34.8
34.2
18.7
18.7
18.9
11.7
12.0
12.3
8.0
7.9
7.8
76.9
72.8
70.4
47.2
44.0
40.9
17.8
17.7
18.6
10.0
9.2
8.9
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.4
2.6
2.7
0.3
0.3
0.3
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
233.3
237.7
232.2
114.6
118.8
114.8
53.4
54.4
52.2
37.8
37.1
38.0
19.5
19.5
19.4
11.8
11.6
11.8
8.0
8.0
7.9
75.6
79.3
77.2
43.1
46.7
44.9
19.8
19.8
19.0
10.7
10.8
11.4
1.7
1.7
1.7
2.6
2.5
2.6
0.3
0.3
0.3
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
227.3
217.7
212.4
112.5
101.5
99.9
48.7
50.2
48.2
38.8
38.8
37.3
19.4
19.2
18.9
12.0
12.5
12.7
7.9
8.0
8.0
74.3
70.2
68.9
42.8
37.7
37.7
17.7
18.7
17.8
11.8
11.9
11.4
1.6
1.7
1.7
2.6
2.8
2.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
Jul
8
Aug 12
Sep 9
219.0
227.3
220.6
108.6
119.8
115.7
48.4
44.9
44.0
35.1
35.8
34.2
18.9
18.8
18.5
12.3
11.8
12.1
8.0
8.1
8.2
74.7
80.0
77.5
44.8
50.9
49.1
17.3
15.9
15.8
10.5
11.0
10.3
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.8
2.7
2.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
211.0
206.5
203.4
109.1
107.0
103.3
44.4
43.7
45.0
31.5
30.3
30.0
17.9
17.5
17.2
12.3
12.3
12.4
8.1
8.0
7.9
72.7
69.9
67.9
44.6
42.3
40.2
17.0
16.9
17.2
8.9
8.6
8.5
1.9
1.8
1.7
3.0
3.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
219.6
224.9
223.9
110.2
114.9
113.7
50.7
51.5
51.0
33.1
33.1
34.1
17.5
17.3
17.1
11.7
11.3
11.2
8.1
8.0
8.0
74.1
77.8
77.6
42.8
46.0
45.6
19.0
19.2
19.1
10.1
10.3
10.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
3.0
2.8
2.8
0.3
0.4
0.4
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
222.4
219.5
218.5
112.0
106.8
105.7
49.2
51.3
51.5
36.4
36.7
36.7
16.9
16.8
16.8
11.2
11.2
11.3
7.9
7.8
7.9
76.1
74.5
74.3
43.6
40.7
40.5
18.5
19.7
19.7
11.8
11.9
11.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
2.8
2.9
2.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8
229.3
237.1
233.1
116.7
123.8
119.3
51.4
50.2
50.1
36.3
38.0
38.2
17.1
17.2
17.6
10.9
10.6
10.9
7.8
7.8
7.9
82.1
86.6
85.1
49.1
53.3
51.6
19.3
18.4
18.5
11.4
12.4
12.5
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.8
2.8
3.0
0.3
0.4
0.4
Oct 13
228.0
114.8
50.7
36.7
17.9
11.3
7.8
81.9
48.0
19.8
11.5
2.3
3.2
0.4
Note:
Only computerised claims are analysed by age and duration on a monthly basis. These figures therefore differ in total from those given in Table F.1. The latter include clerically processed claims which currently
amount to around 1 per cent of the total claimant count.
Office for National Statistics
• Labour Market Trends • December 2005
Pinks December 2005
28/11/05
7:15 pm
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Tables
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by age and duration: not seasonally adjusted
F.2
Thousands and per cent
UNITED
KINGDOM
25-49
Over 13
All
weeks and
computerised Up to 13
up to 6
claims
weeks
months
All
GEZF
50 and over
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
IACM
All
over 24
months
All
computerised
claims
Over 13
weeks and
Up to 13
up to 6
weeks
months
Over
6 and
up to 12
months
Over
12 and
up to 24
months
Per cent
claiming
over 12
months
IACB
All
over 24
months
IACS
IACY
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
484.5
482.3
486.9
199.2
203.3
206.6
99.2
97.2
99.2
99.9
96.2
95.1
68.5
68.3
69.2
17.8
17.7
17.7
17.7
17.2
16.8
148.9
150.5
151.3
51.0
54.0
54.5
25.0
24.8
25.3
26.0
24.8
24.4
22.1
22.1
22.2
31.5
31.2
31.1
IADH
24.8
24.8
24.9
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
519.1
513.7
500.1
221.2
215.9
204.1
108.3
112.2
111.8
100.8
97.7
97.3
71.4
71.0
70.0
17.1
17.1
17.4
17.3
17.0
16.9
162.2
159.3
155.8
59.7
55.3
52.4
28.5
30.8
30.6
26.0
25.4
25.4
22.8
22.6
22.4
29.6
30.0
30.5
25.2
25.1
25.1
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
488.5
471.6
456.9
201.0
186.0
180.1
103.7
102.2
96.8
98.0
98.0
95.7
69.3
68.6
67.3
17.6
18.1
18.4
16.6
16.8
16.9
153.4
147.9
143.0
52.0
48.4
46.6
28.1
26.6
25.2
25.8
25.9
25.0
22.4
21.9
21.4
31.0
31.8
32.4
25.1
25.1
24.9
Jul
8
Aug 12
Sep 9
451.1
448.7
438.5
180.5
186.5
182.4
97.5
90.7
88.7
90.2
89.7
86.6
66.0
64.6
63.5
18.4
18.2
18.4
16.9
17.1
17.3
140.8
139.5
136.7
46.0
47.6
46.7
25.4
23.7
23.1
23.7
23.2
22.5
20.8
20.3
19.9
32.4
32.2
32.4
24.8
24.6
24.5
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
428.4
427.5
431.7
181.3
186.0
190.3
87.2
85.3
86.9
81.5
79.3
78.3
61.0
59.8
59.1
18.3
18.0
17.6
17.4
17.1
17.1
135.2
135.9
136.1
47.5
49.8
50.6
22.5
22.3
22.6
21.5
20.9
20.5
19.4
19.0
18.6
32.3
31.6
31.1
24.3
23.9
23.7
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
464.1
465.5
463.2
205.8
205.9
201.2
97.9
101.5
104.1
82.8
81.4
82.2
60.1
59.1
58.2
16.8
16.5
16.3
17.6
17.6
17.4
145.2
144.1
142.6
54.6
52.5
50.8
26.4
27.9
28.3
21.7
21.6
22.0
18.8
18.6
18.3
29.3
29.2
29.1
23.8
23.5
23.2
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
458.8
458.7
454.5
198.2
195.0
190.4
100.6
102.5
101.5
85.7
87.5
89.0
57.1
56.7
56.4
16.2
16.1
16.2
17.3
17.1
17.2
141.9
141.9
140.5
50.9
51.1
49.9
26.6
26.2
25.9
23.1
23.6
23.9
18.2
18.1
18.0
29.1
28.9
29.0
23.1
22.9
22.8
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8
455.7
457.8
453.9
192.7
193.3
188.2
101.1
100.1
98.9
88.6
91.1
92.6
56.3
56.3
57.1
16.1
16.0
16.4
17.1
17.0
17.2
140.0
140.4
139.4
49.2
49.2
48.0
26.3
26.7
26.4
23.8
24.1
24.3
18.1
18.0
18.3
29.0
28.8
29.2
22.6
22.4
22.4
Oct 13
452.3
188.2
97.7
91.4
57.7
16.6
49.1
25.6
24.3
18.6
29.3
17.2
139.9
IACT
IACW
18.9
18.7
18.5
14.8
14.4
14.1
109.7
111.3
112.2
35.7
38.2
38.9
17.8
17.6
18.0
19.2
18.4
18.1
17.0
17.0
17.1
33.7
33.3
33.1
20.0
20.0
20.1
58.9
58.5
57.6
17.9
18.0
18.2
14.4
14.2
14.1
120.2
117.7
115.0
42.7
39.2
36.8
20.5
22.2
22.1
19.1
18.7
18.7
17.5
17.4
17.1
31.5
32.0
32.5
20.3
20.3
20.3
78.3
78.4
76.8
56.8
56.2
55.1
18.5
19.0
19.4
13.8
14.0
14.0
112.8
109.0
105.3
36.2
34.0
32.6
20.3
19.0
17.9
19.0
19.0
18.4
17.2
16.8
16.4
33.1
34.0
34.6
20.2
20.2
20.1
75.1
69.9
68.3
72.2
71.7
69.2
53.8
52.6
51.7
19.4
19.4
19.5
14.0
14.2
14.3
103.1
101.0
99.1
31.8
32.1
31.5
17.9
16.7
16.3
17.5
17.0
16.5
15.9
15.4
15.1
34.8
34.9
35.1
20.0
19.8
19.7
135.5
140.6
146.3
67.3
65.8
66.7
65.1
63.5
62.7
49.7
48.7
48.2
19.3
18.9
18.4
14.3
14.2
14.1
98.6
99.2
99.5
32.7
34.5
35.4
15.9
15.7
15.9
15.7
15.3
15.0
14.8
14.4
14.1
34.8
33.9
33.4
19.5
19.2
19.1
363.2
363.8
362.1
158.2
157.4
153.5
75.3
78.7
81.5
66.1
65.0
65.3
49.0
48.2
47.5
17.5
17.2
17.1
14.6
14.5
14.4
106.0
105.1
104.0
38.5
36.9
35.5
18.4
19.6
20.1
15.8
15.6
15.9
14.2
14.0
13.8
31.5
31.4
31.3
19.1
18.9
18.7
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
358.0
358.5
354.6
150.6
148.7
144.5
78.7
79.9
78.9
68.1
69.6
71.1
46.4
46.1
46.0
16.9
16.8
17.0
14.2
14.1
14.2
103.0
103.5
102.1
35.1
35.8
34.7
19.0
18.6
18.2
16.6
17.1
17.3
13.7
13.6
13.6
31.3
31.0
31.2
18.5
18.4
18.3
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8
353.0
352.5
350.5
144.2
142.4
139.4
78.2
77.5
76.3
70.8
72.8
74.3
45.7
45.7
46.4
16.9
17.0
17.3
14.1
14.0
14.1
101.1
100.6
100.0
33.8
33.1
32.4
18.4
18.8
18.5
17.2
17.4
17.5
13.6
13.5
13.6
31.3
31.2
31.6
18.1
17.9
18.0
Oct 13
350.3
140.6
75.4
73.3
46.9
17.4
33.5
17.9
17.7
13.8
31.5
Male
IACI
IACN
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
377.2
377.7
383.8
149.1
154.4
159.8
76.6
75.2
76.4
80.2
77.3
76.5
56.6
56.3
57.0
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
408.7
403.6
392.7
170.5
165.1
155.1
83.9
87.4
88.1
80.9
78.4
77.8
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
382.5
369.1
356.9
152.1
140.8
135.9
81.5
79.8
75.0
Jul
8
Aug 12
Sep 9
350.0
345.2
338.0
134.8
136.8
134.5
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
332.0
332.7
338.0
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
IADC
22.4
IADI
14.1
100.8
IACU
IACX
13.8
14.1
14.4
2.9
2.8
2.7
39.2
39.2
39.2
15.3
15.8
15.6
7.2
7.2
7.3
6.7
6.3
6.3
5.1
5.1
5.1
25.3
25.2
25.3
4.8
4.8
4.8
12.6
12.5
12.4
14.0
13.9
14.2
2.8
2.8
2.8
42.0
41.6
40.8
17.1
16.1
15.6
8.0
8.7
8.5
6.8
6.7
6.7
5.3
5.3
5.2
24.0
24.3
24.6
4.8
4.8
4.8
19.7
19.6
19.0
12.5
12.4
12.2
14.4
14.9
15.1
2.8
2.8
2.8
40.6
38.8
37.7
15.8
14.4
14.0
7.9
7.6
7.3
6.8
6.9
6.6
5.2
5.1
5.0
24.9
25.6
26.1
4.9
4.9
4.8
22.3
20.8
20.4
18.0
18.0
17.4
12.1
12.0
11.8
14.9
14.5
14.8
2.9
3.0
3.0
37.7
38.5
37.5
14.3
15.6
15.2
7.5
7.0
6.8
6.2
6.2
6.0
4.9
4.9
4.8
25.8
25.2
25.4
4.8
4.8
4.8
45.8
45.4
44.0
19.9
19.5
20.2
16.4
15.8
15.7
11.3
11.1
10.9
14.9
14.9
14.8
3.0
3.0
3.0
36.6
36.7
36.6
14.8
15.3
15.2
6.7
6.6
6.7
5.7
5.5
5.5
4.6
4.6
4.5
25.7
25.2
25.0
4.8
4.7
4.7
100.9
101.7
101.1
47.6
48.5
47.7
22.6
22.8
22.6
16.6
16.5
16.9
11.1
10.9
10.7
14.0
13.7
13.6
3.1
3.1
3.1
39.2
39.0
38.6
16.1
15.7
15.3
8.0
8.3
8.2
5.9
6.0
6.1
4.5
4.5
4.5
23.5
23.4
23.4
4.7
4.6
4.6
Apr 14
May 12
Jun 9
100.8
100.2
99.9
47.7
46.3
45.9
21.9
22.6
22.6
17.6
17.8
17.9
10.6
10.5
10.5
13.5
13.5
13.5
3.0
3.0
3.0
38.9
38.4
38.4
15.8
15.3
15.2
7.6
7.6
7.7
6.5
6.5
6.6
4.5
4.4
4.4
23.1
23.2
23.2
4.5
4.5
4.5
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8
102.7
105.3
103.5
48.5
50.8
48.8
22.9
22.6
22.6
17.8
18.3
18.3
10.6
10.6
10.7
13.2
12.9
13.3
3.0
3.0
3.0
38.8
39.8
39.4
15.4
16.2
15.6
7.9
7.9
7.9
6.6
6.7
6.8
4.5
4.6
4.7
23.1
22.7
23.1
4.5
4.4
4.4
Oct 13
102.0
47.6
22.4
18.1
10.8
13.6
3.0
39.0
15.6
7.6
6.6
4.8
23.6
4.4
Female
IACJ
IACO
2003 Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11
107.3
104.6
103.1
50.1
48.9
46.8
22.6
22.0
22.8
19.8
18.9
18.6
11.9
12.0
12.2
2004 Jan 8
Feb 12
Mar 11
110.4
110.2
107.4
50.7
50.8
49.0
24.4
24.8
23.7
19.9
19.3
19.5
Apr 8
May 13
Jun 10
106.0
102.5
100.0
48.9
45.2
44.2
22.2
22.5
21.8
Jul
8
Aug 12
Sep 9
101.0
103.5
100.5
45.7
49.6
47.9
Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 9
96.4
94.8
93.8
2005 Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar 10
IADD
17.9
IADJ
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Note:
Only computerised claims are analysed by age and duration on a monthly basis. These figures therefore differ in total from those given in Table F.1. The latter include clerically processed claims which currently
amount to around 1 per cent of the total claimant count.
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F.3
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by age and duration: Government Office Regions
At October 13 2005
Duration of
claims
in weeks
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Female
Male
18-24
25-49
50 and
over
All
agesa
18-24
25-49
50 and
over
All
agesa
NORTH EAST
13 or less
6,309
Over 13 and up to 26
2,650
26 and up to 52
1,614
52 and up to 104
282
Over 104
24
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 2.8
All
10,879
7,060
3,784
3,898
2,371
538
16.5
17,651
1,921
909
960
736
1,052
32.1
5,578
15,497
7,395
6,492
3,391
1,614
14.6
34,389
2,706
1,038
598
98
8
2.4
4,448
2,092
994
794
416
88
11.5
4,384
680
355
322
197
160
20.8
1,714
5,663
2,430
1,724
712
256
9.0
10,785
SOUTH WEST
5,013
7,772
1,840
3,494
969
2,929
178
1,491
27
382
2.6
11.7
8,027
16,068
2,133
1,009
909
615
671
24.1
5,337
15,163
6,407
4,847
2,292
1,081
11.3
29,790
NORTH WEST
13 or less
13,742
Over 13 and up to 26
5,378
26 and up to 52
3,384
52 and up to 104
507
Over 104
71
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 2.5
All
23,082
17,622
8,878
8,480
5,207
1,628
16.3
41,815
3,754
1,909
1,950
1,448
1,793
29.9
10,854
35,672
16,284
13,860
7,165
3,492
13.9
76,473
6,114
2,412
1,358
231
30
2.6
10,145
5,346
2,222
1,855
975
249
11.5
10,647
1,687
764
555
404
353
20.1
3,763
13,603
5,503
3,823
1,614
632
8.9
25,175
ENGLAND
79,749 115,219
34,609
63,036
22,410
61,427
4,303 38,350
561 11,867
3.4
17.3
141,632 289,899
27,811
15,060
14,835
11,040
13,494
29.8
82,240
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
13 or less
9,769
Over 13 and up to 26
3,974
26 and up to 52
2,362
52 and up to 104
393
Over 104
50
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 2.7
All
16,548
13,710
7,074
6,500
3,443
541
12.7
31,268
3,227
1,580
1,516
1,109
1,458
28.9
8,890
27,127
12,714
10,412
4,946
2,049
12.2
57,248
4,507
1,798
981
165
23
2.5
7,474
4,060
1,989
1,469
738
145
10.5
8,401
1,396
633
465
343
349
21.7
3,186
10,424
4,484
2,962
1,247
517
9.0
19,634
WALES
6,041
2,298
1,322
261
32
2.9
9,954
7,284
3,293
2,878
1,805
715
15.8
15,975
EAST MIDLANDS
13 or less
5,843
Over 13 and up to 26
2,675
26 and up to 52
1,767
52 and up to 104
312
Over 104
50
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 3.4
All
10,647
8,356
4,647
4,699
2,825
813
17.0
21,340
2,318
1,266
1,201
875
1,103
29.2
6,763
16,777
8,644
7,695
4,017
1,966
15.3
39,099
2,897
1,264
776
152
27
3.5
5,116
3,098
1,509
1,287
708
173
13.0
6,775
1,177
616
548
365
310
22.4
3,016
7,410
3,441
2,639
1,228
510
11.4
15,228
WEST MIDLANDS
13 or less
10,414
Over 13 and up to 26
5,155
26 and up to 52
3,502
52 and up to 104
717
Over 104
101
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 4.1
All
19,889
14,158
8,963
8,819
5,714
2,463
20.4
40,117
3,762
2,323
2,023
1,457
1,958
29.6
11,523
28,679
16,551
14,418
7,893
4,523
17.2
72,064
5,006
2,358
1,464
337
52
4.2
9,217
4,439
2,459
2,009
1,210
477
15.9
10,594
1,445
838
681
486
461
24.2
3,911
EAST
13 or less
6,337
Over 13 and up to 26
2,546
26 and up to 52
1,695
52 and up to 104
367
Over 104
32
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 3.6
All
10,977
9,674
4,965
4,774
2,780
629
14.9
22,822
2,716
1,375
1,370
882
1,043
26.1
7,386
19,043
8,946
7,879
4,032
1,705
13.8
41,605
3,223
1,254
755
168
23
3.5
5,423
3,515
1,608
1,200
703
157
12.0
7,183
LONDON
13 or less
15,028
Over 13 and up to 26
7,340
26 and up to 52
5,218
52 and up to 104
1,187
Over 104
139
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 4.6
All
28,912
24,583
14,761
15,571
11,214
3,937
21.6
70,066
4,291
2,634
3,059
2,699
3,234
37.3
15,917
44,290
24,874
23,942
15,104
7,311
19.4
115,521
8,975
4,027
2,762
606
76
4.1
16,446
SOUTH EAST
13 or less
7,294
Over 13 and up to 26
3,051
26 and up to 52
1,899
52 and up to 104
360
Over 104
67
Per cent claiming over 52 weeks 3.4
All
12,671
12,284
6,470
5,757
3,305
936
14.8
28,752
3,689
2,055
1,847
1,219
1,182
24.0
9,992
23,609
11,655
9,558
4,888
2,186
13.6
51,896
3,659
1,511
821
200
50
4.0
6,241
a
18-24
Female
25-49
50 and
over
All
agesa
18-24
25-49
50 and
over
All
agesa
2,428
825
399
73
20
2.5
3,745
2,738
1,135
704
329
95
8.5
5,001
1,071
486
319
206
171
16.7
2,253
6,460
2,503
1,444
608
286
7.9
11,301
225,857
113,470
99,103
53,728
25,927
15.4
518,085
39,515
16,487
9,914
2,030
309
3.4
68,255
39,819
19,029
15,653
9,221
2,650
13.7
86,372
12,978
6,498
5,601
3,946
3,501
22.9
32,524
95,179
42,668
31,538
15,228
6,465
11.4
191,078
1,697
822
656
574
780
29.9
4,529
15,192
6,436
4,868
2,641
1,527
13.6
30,664
2,771
926
455
74
18
2.2
4,244
2,108
865
537
337
147
12.1
3,994
714
289
222
178
157
21.5
1,560
5,761
2,107
1,224
589
322
9.1
10,003
SCOTLAND
9,700
14,217
3,945
7,078
1,975
6,498
326
4,547
41
1,170
2.3
17.1
15,987 33,510
3,330
1,646
1,639
1,599
2,281
37.0
10,495
28,093
12,936
10,233
6,489
3,492
16.3
61,243
4,040
1,722
783
120
27
2.2
6,692
4,397
1,925
1,436
911
190
12.4
8,859
1,438
680
614
449
456
24.9
3,637
10,521
4,505
2,925
1,490
673
10.8
20,114
11,187
5,721
4,194
2,038
990
12.5
24,130
GREAT BRITAIN
95,490 136,720
40,852
73,407
25,707
70,803
4,890 44,702
634 13,752
3.3
17.2
167,573 339,384
32,838
17,528
17,130
13,213
16,555
30.6
97,264
269,142
132,842
114,204
62,858
30,946
15.4
609,992
46,326
19,135
11,152
2,224
354
3.3
79,191
46,324
21,819
17,626
10,469
2,987
13.6
99,225
15,130
7,467
6,437
4,573
4,114
23.0
37,721
111,461
49,280
35,687
17,307
7,460
11.2
221,195
1,425
665
598
380
335
21.0
3,403
8,441
3,602
2,584
1,256
516
10.8
16,399
NORTHERN IRELAND
3,361
3,874
674
1,423
1,968
386
972
2,497
524
222
2,232
585
8
378
1,394
3.8
23.8
55.5
5,986
10,949
3,563
7,959
3,787
3,997
3,039
1,780
23.4
20,562
1,626
694
345
69
10
2.9
2,744
1,309
551
478
333
61
14.4
2,732
421
178
171
224
314
41.1
1,308
3,380
1,430
995
628
385
14.9
6,818
10,192
5,040
4,894
3,301
997
17.6
24,424
2,415
1,377
1,449
1,126
1,063
29.5
7,430
21,968
10,546
9,186
5,040
2,136
14.7
48,876
UNITED KINGDOM
98,851 140,594
33,512
42,275
75,375
17,914
26,679
73,300
17,654
5,112 46,934
13,798
642 14,130
17,949
3.3
17.4
31.5
173,559 350,333
100,827
277,101
136,629
118,201
65,897
32,726
15.6
630,554
47,952
19,829
11,497
2,293
364
3.2
81,935
47,633
22,370
18,104
10,802
3,048
13.6
101,957
15,551
7,645
6,608
4,797
4,428
23.6
39,029
114,841
50,710
36,682
17,935
7,845
11.3
228,013
4,339
2,073
1,441
841
269
12.4
8,963
1,682
764
664
439
299
19.2
3,848
10,023
4,438
2,982
1,485
622
10.8
19,550
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Includes some people aged under 18. These figures have been affected by the change in benefit regulations for under 18-year-olds introduced in September 1988.
Note: Only computerised claims are analysed by age and duration on a monthly basis. These figures therefore differ in total from those given in Table F.1. The latter include clerically processed claims which
currently amount to around 1 per cent of the total claimant count.
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F.4
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count by sought and usual occupation
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
SOC 2000
Submajor
groups
Description
Sought Occupations
Male
(000s)
Usual Occupations
Female
(%)
(000s)
All
(%)
(000s)
Male
(%)
(000s)
Female
(%)
(000s)
All
(%)
(000s)
(%)
Corporate managers
11
22.6
3.6
7.1
3.1
29.8
3.5
22.6
3.6
7.2
3.1
29.8
3.5
Managers and proprietors in agriculture and services
12
5.9
0.9
2.1
0.9
8.0
0.9
5.9
0.9
2.2
1.0
8.1
0.9
Science and technology professionals
21
13.1
2.1
1.3
0.6
14.4
1.7
12.5
2.0
1.2
0.5
13.7
1.6
Health professionals
22
0.5
0.1
0.4
0.2
0.9
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.4
0.2
0.8
0.1
Teaching and research professionals
23
5.9
0.9
5.4
2.4
11.3
1.3
5.6
0.9
5.2
2.3
10.8
1.3
Business and public service professionals
24
4.2
0.7
2.2
1.0
6.4
0.7
3.9
0.6
2.1
0.9
6.0
0.7
Science and technology associate professionals
31
11.2
1.8
1.1
0.5
12.3
1.4
10.8
1.7
1.1
0.5
11.8
1.4
Health and social welfare associate professionals
32
3.4
0.5
3.2
1.4
6.6
0.8
3.3
0.5
3.1
1.4
6.4
0.7
Protective service occupations
33
0.9
0.1
0.2
0.1
1.1
0.1
0.8
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.9
0.1
Culture media and sports occupations
34
17.5
2.8
5.8
2.6
23.4
2.7
16.2
2.6
5.3
2.3
21.5
2.5
Business and public service associate professionals
35
10.1
1.6
3.7
1.6
13.8
1.6
9.9
1.6
3.7
1.6
13.6
1.6
Administrative occupations
41
41.7
6.6
39.4
17.3
81.1
9.4
41.0
6.5
38.1
16.7
79.0
9.2
Secretarial and related occupations
42
0.8
0.1
8.8
3.8
9.5
1.1
1.0
0.2
9.4
4.1
10.4
1.2
Skilled agricultural trades
51
14.0
2.2
0.8
0.4
14.8
1.7
13.6
2.2
0.8
0.3
14.3
1.7
Skilled metal and electrical trades
52
29.6
4.7
0.4
0.2
30.0
3.5
27.8
4.4
0.4
0.2
28.2
3.3
Skilled constructions and building trades
53
39.3
6.2
0.4
0.2
39.7
4.6
36.3
5.8
0.4
0.2
36.7
4.3
Textiles, printing and other skilled trades
54
13.3
2.1
2.0
0.9
15.3
1.8
12.1
1.9
2.0
0.9
14.1
1.6
Caring personal service occupations
61
6.7
1.1
26.3
11.5
33.0
3.8
6.3
1.0
24.6
10.8
31.0
3.6
Leisure and other personal service occupations
62
5.5
0.9
6.6
2.9
12.1
1.4
5.4
0.9
6.2
2.7
11.6
1.3
Sales occupations
71
54.6
8.7
53.5
23.4
108.0
12.6
54.6
8.7
52.5
23.0
107.1
12.5
Customer service occupations
72
7.3
1.2
4.8
2.1
12.1
1.4
8.0
1.3
5.5
2.4
13.5
1.6
Process, plant and machine operatives
81
31.4
5.0
5.4
2.4
36.8
4.3
32.0
5.1
5.7
2.5
37.7
4.4
Transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives
82
49.1
7.8
1.6
0.7
50.7
5.9
45.6
7.2
1.5
0.6
47.1
5.5
Elementary trades, plant and storage related occupations
91
190.6
30.2
18.4
8.1
209.0
24.3
201.4
31.9
21.2
9.3
222.5
25.9
Elementary administration and service occupations
92
49.2
7.8
25.3
11.1
74.5
8.7
51.3
8.1
26.6
11.7
77.9
9.1
2.3
0.4
1.6
0.7
3.8
0.4
2.3
0.4
1.6
0.7
3.9
0.4
630.6
100.0
228.0
100.0
858.6
100.0
630.6
100.0
228.0
100.0
858.6
100.0
Unknown occupations
Total
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Note:
Only computerised claims are analysed by occupation. These figures differ in total from those given in tables F1, F12 and F13. The latter include clerically processed claims which currently amount to around
1 per cent of the total claimant count.
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F.12
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count area statistics: counties, unitary and local authorities
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Female
All
Male
Female
All
634,813
230,014
864,827
2.3
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER 57,589
19,762
77,351
2.5
34,594
10,861
45,455
2.9
376
473
782
692
848
1,621
2,119
3,656
2,918
3,243
2.7
3.9
4.3
3.5
2.8
East Riding of Yorkshire UA
Kingston upon Hull, City of UA
North East Lincolnshire UA
North Lincolnshire UA
York UA
2,456
6,360
2,479
1,550
1,235
1,016
1,886
924
596
444
3,472
8,246
3,403
2,146
1,679
1.8
5.3
3.6
2.3
1.4
Darlington UA
Hartlepool UA
Middlesbrough UA
Redcar and Cleveland UA
Stockton-on-Tees UA
1,245
1,646
2,874
2,226
2,395
4,813
427
879
667
945
995
122
778
1,724
147
307
242
337
356
51
284
6,537
574
1,186
909
1,282
1,351
173
1,062
2.1
1.7
2.3
1.5
2.3
2.5
1.2
2.9
North Yorkshire
Craven
Hambleton
Harrogate
Richmondshire
Ryedale
Scarborough
Selby
3,181
211
330
630
200
193
1,113
504
1,303
89
139
250
106
114
390
215
4,484
300
469
880
306
307
1,503
719
1.3
1.0
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.0
2.5
1.5
County Durham
Chester-le-Street
Derwentside
Durham
Easington
Sedgefield
Teesdale
Wear Valley
Northumberland
Alnwick
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blyth Valley
Castle Morpeth
Tynedale
Wansbeck
3,170
254
158
1,055
396
308
999
1,173
99
77
386
148
154
309
4,343
353
235
1,441
544
462
1,308
2.3
1.9
1.6
2.8
1.8
1.3
3.5
South Yorkshire (Met County)
Barnsley
Doncaster
Rotherham
Sheffield
15,665
2,165
3,996
2,997
6,507
5,257
812
1,406
994
2,045
20,922
2,977
5,402
3,991
8,552
2.6
2.2
3.1
2.6
2.6
Tyne and Wear (Met County)
Gateshead
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
South Tyneside
Sunderland
16,225
2,446
4,166
2,535
2,976
4,102
4,793
784
1,155
754
870
1,230
21,018
3,230
5,321
3,289
3,846
5,332
3.1
2.8
3.1
2.8
4.2
3.0
West Yorkshire (Met County)
Bradford
Calderdale
Kirklees
Leeds
Wakefield
24,663
6,519
1,987
3,687
9,241
3,229
8,336
2,072
741
1,345
3,015
1,163
32,999
8,591
2,728
5,032
12,256
4,392
2.5
2.9
2.3
2.1
2.7
2.2
EAST MIDLANDS
39,243
15,287
54,530
2.1
NORTH WEST
76,869
25,322
102,191
2.4
Derby UA
Leicester UA
Nottingham UA
Rutland UA
3,082
6,312
5,084
88
1,063
2,503
1,571
33
4,145
8,815
6,655
121
2.9
4.8
3.6
0.6
Blackburn with Darwen UA
Blackpool UA
Halton UA
Warrington UA
1,818
1,913
1,695
1,420
559
532
558
450
2,377
2,445
2,253
1,870
2.8
2.9
3.0
1.5
Cheshire
Chester
Congleton
Crewe and Nantwich
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Macclesfield
Vale Royal
4,246
768
489
773
680
652
884
1,561
272
178
261
225
261
364
5,807
1,040
667
1,034
905
913
1,248
1.4
1.4
1.2
1.5
1.9
1.0
1.6
Derbyshire
Amber Valley
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire Dales
Erewash
High Peak
North East Derbyshire
South Derbyshire
5,888
795
812
1,273
285
960
525
822
416
2,417
351
308
472
102
395
236
342
211
8,305
1,146
1,120
1,745
387
1,355
761
1,164
627
1.8
1.6
2.5
2.9
0.9
2.0
1.4
2.0
1.2
Cumbria
Allerdale
Barrow-in-Furness
Carlisle
Copeland
Eden
South Lakeland
4,124
895
969
949
883
129
299
1,320
276
247
317
275
57
148
5,444
1,171
1,216
1,266
1,158
186
447
1.8
2.0
2.9
2.0
2.7
0.6
0.8
Leicestershire
Blaby
Charnwood
Harborough
Hinckley and Bosworth
Melton
North West Leicestershire
Oadby and Wigston
3,337
422
1,046
270
495
232
451
421
1,473
197
446
101
252
97
193
187
4,810
619
1,492
371
747
329
644
608
1.2
1.1
1.5
0.8
1.2
1.1
1.2
1.8
Greater Manchester (Met County) 29,176
Bolton
3,167
Bury
1,449
Manchester
8,206
Oldham
2,289
Rochdale
2,556
Salford
2,622
Stockport
1,934
Tameside
2,155
Trafford
1,539
Wigan
3,259
9,591
1,093
515
2,520
752
808
821
641
744
514
1,183
38,767
4,260
1,964
10,726
3,041
3,364
3,443
2,575
2,899
2,053
4,442
2.4
2.6
1.8
3.7
2.3
2.6
2.5
1.5
2.2
1.6
2.3
Lincolnshire
Boston
East Lindsey
Lincoln
North Kesteven
South Holland
South Kesteven
West Lindsey
4,933
429
1,061
1,131
469
488
702
653
1,980
160
397
327
219
229
353
295
6,913
589
1,458
1,458
688
717
1,055
948
1.7
1.7
1.9
2.6
1.2
1.6
1.4
1.9
Lancashire
Burnley
Chorley
Fylde
Hyndburn
Lancaster
Pendle
Preston
Ribble Valley
Rossendale
South Ribble
West Lancashire
Wyre
9,104
845
647
327
704
1,234
719
1,681
138
485
610
1,137
577
3,124
329
224
111
251
423
267
462
83
159
225
396
194
12,228
1,174
871
438
955
1,657
986
2,143
221
644
835
1,533
771
1.7
2.2
1.3
1.0
2.0
2.0
1.8
2.6
0.7
1.6
1.3
2.3
1.2
Northamptonshire
Corby
Daventry
East Northamptonshire
Kettering
Northampton
South Northamptonshire
Wellingborough
4,964
608
363
454
633
2,048
244
614
2,099
264
185
226
258
759
105
302
7,063
872
548
680
891
2,807
349
916
1.8
2.7
1.2
1.4
1.7
2.3
0.7
2.0
Nottinghamshire
Ashfield
Bassetlaw
Broxtowe
Gedling
Mansfield
Newark and Sherwood
Rushcliffe
5,555
995
930
692
813
1,000
687
438
2,148
367
378
291
308
376
261
167
7,703
1,362
1,308
983
1,121
1,376
948
605
1.7
2.0
1.9
1.4
1.6
2.3
1.4
0.9
23,373
2,700
11,013
2,139
3,223
4,298
7,627
873
3,663
749
978
1,364
31,000
3,573
14,676
2,888
4,201
5,662
3.7
3.9
5.1
2.7
2.6
3.1
72,446
24,281
96,727
3.0
1,117
3,377
1,508
446
1,042
568
1,563
4,419
2,076
1.5
3.0
2.1
UNITED KINGDOM
NORTH EAST
Merseyside (Met County)
Knowsley
Liverpool
Saint Helens
Sefton
Wirral
a
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
WEST MIDLANDS
Herefordshire, County of UA
Stoke-on-Trent UA
Telford and Wrekin UA
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
Percentage of working-age population of area. The denominator used to calculate these percentages for local authorities has now been updated to use mid-2004 population estimates. These proportions are different from the
national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables F.1 and A.3. For further details see p55, Labour Market Trends, February 2003.
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CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count area statistics: counties, unitary and local authorities
Male
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
Shropshire
Bridgnorth
North Shropshire
Oswestry
Shrewsbury and Atcham
South Shropshire
1,583
217
286
284
598
198
652
108
136
129
201
78
2,235
325
422
413
799
276
1.3
1.0
1.2
1.8
1.4
1.2
Staffordshire
Cannock Chase
East Staffordshire
Lichfield
Newcastle-under-Lyme
South Staffordshire
Stafford
Staffordshire Moorlands
Tamworth
5,732
858
720
597
792
763
888
421
693
2,131
364
293
182
300
277
270
162
283
7,863
1,222
1,013
779
1,092
1,040
1,158
583
976
1.6
2.1
1.6
1.4
1.4
1.6
1.5
1.0
2.1
Warwickshire
North Warwickshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth
Rugby
Stratford-on-Avon
Warwick
3,430
352
1,084
610
529
855
1,404
182
450
252
216
304
4,834
534
1,534
862
745
1,159
1.5
1.4
2.1
1.6
1.1
1.3
51,203
25,229
4,618
4,587
5,960
1,583
4,186
5,040
16,384
7,666
1,455
1,496
2,005
603
1,485
1,674
67,587
32,895
6,073
6,083
7,965
2,186
5,671
6,714
4.3
5.4
3.2
3.3
4.6
1.8
3.8
4.6
4,496
907
308
979
881
669
752
1,654
278
127
377
283
282
307
6,150
1,185
435
1,356
1,164
951
1,059
1.8
2.2
1.0
2.7
2.0
1.4
1.8
West Midlands (Met County)
Birmingham
Coventry
Dudley
Sandwell
Solihull
Walsall
Wolverhampton
Worcestershire
Bromsgrove
Malvern Hills
Redditch
Worcester
Wychavon
Wyre Forest
EAST
41,825
16,488
58,313
1.7
Luton UA
Peterborough UA
Southend-on-Sea UA
Thurrock UA
2,641
1,817
2,024
1,532
974
723
722
681
3,615
2,540
2,746
2,213
3.1
2.6
2.9
2.4
Bedfordshire
Bedford
Mid Bedfordshire
South Bedfordshire
2,812
1,550
508
754
1,097
537
238
322
3,909
2,087
746
1,076
1.6
2.2
0.9
1.5
Cambridgeshire
Cambridge
East Cambridgeshire
Fenland
Huntingdonshire
South Cambridgeshire
3,341
960
355
748
796
482
1,341
319
152
361
327
182
4,682
1,279
507
1,109
1,123
664
1.3
1.5
1.1
2.2
1.1
0.8
Essex
Basildon
Braintree
Brentwood
Castle Point
Chelmsford
Colchester
Epping Forest
Harlow
Maldon
Rochford
Tendring
Uttlesford
8,907
1,570
805
299
490
943
1,034
727
850
342
369
1,236
242
3,809
705
417
127
215
382
447
353
357
125
158
444
79
12,716
2,275
1,222
426
705
1,325
1,481
1,080
1,207
467
527
1,680
321
1.6
2.2
1.5
1.0
1.4
1.3
1.5
1.5
2.5
1.3
1.1
2.3
0.7
Hertfordshire
Broxbourne
Dacorum
East Hertfordshire
Hertsmere
North Hertfordshire
St. Albans
Stevenage
Three Rivers
Watford
Welwyn Hatfield
6,549
665
1,019
521
628
643
551
694
432
729
667
2,709
317
448
236
272
265
226
209
183
276
277
9,258
982
1,467
757
900
908
777
903
615
1,005
944
1.4
1.9
1.7
0.9
1.6
1.2
0.9
1.8
1.2
2.0
1.6
Norfolk
Breckland
Broadland
Great Yarmouth
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
North Norfolk
Norwich
South Norfolk
7,530
783
541
1,794
1,103
649
2,064
596
2,783
357
202
642
452
241
634
255
10,313
1,140
743
2,436
1,555
890
2,698
851
2.1
1.5
1.0
4.5
2.0
1.6
3.3
1.3
a
F.12
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Suffolk
Babergh
Forest Heath
Ipswich
Mid Suffolk
St. Edmundsbury
Suffolk Coastal
Waveney
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
4,672
362
188
1,468
318
450
430
1,456
1,649
132
89
444
145
183
148
508
6,321
494
277
1,912
463
633
578
1,964
1.6
1.0
0.7
2.7
0.9
1.0
0.9
3.1
LONDON
116,760
49,681
166,441
3.4
Greater London
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
City of London
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster
116,760
2,835
3,685
1,962
5,524
2,701
3,869
67
4,220
3,994
4,451
4,125
5,474
2,702
6,060
2,232
1,658
2,688
2,457
4,291
1,745
1,041
6,796
5,621
2,133
5,546
2,924
1,152
6,425
1,523
6,158
4,344
3,620
2,737
49,681
1,199
1,741
919
2,235
1,265
1,580
14
1,959
1,650
1,930
1,733
2,197
1,140
2,462
1,053
811
1,241
1,179
1,926
957
438
2,783
2,207
962
2,143
1,343
545
2,645
720
2,124
1,682
1,555
1,343
166,441
4,034
5,426
2,881
7,759
3,966
5,449
81
6,179
5,644
6,381
5,858
7,671
3,842
8,522
3,285
2,469
3,929
3,636
6,217
2,702
1,479
9,579
7,828
3,095
7,689
4,267
1,697
9,070
2,243
8,282
6,026
5,175
4,080
3.4
4.0
2.6
2.2
4.3
2.2
3.5
1.2
2.8
2.8
3.6
4.0
5.5
3.0
5.5
2.4
1.8
2.5
2.6
4.8
2.1
1.4
5.0
4.7
2.4
4.7
2.7
1.4
5.2
2.0
5.7
4.1
2.6
2.4
SOUTH EAST
52,130
19,649
71,779
1.4
Bracknell Forest UA
Brighton and Hove UA
Isle of Wight UA
Medway UA
Milton Keynes UA
Portsmouth UA
Reading UA
Slough UA
Southampton UA
West Berkshire UA
Windsor and Maidenhead UA
Wokingham UA
493
3,550
1,224
2,887
1,863
1,849
1,437
1,318
2,261
532
694
494
190
1,403
382
1,085
762
619
487
533
689
249
262
204
683
4,953
1,606
3,972
2,625
2,468
1,924
1,851
2,950
781
956
698
1.0
3.0
2.0
2.5
1.8
2.0
2.0
2.4
2.0
0.9
1.1
0.7
Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury Vale
Chiltern
South Bucks
Wycombe
2,302
594
430
241
1,037
866
233
128
100
405
3,168
827
558
341
1,442
1.1
0.8
1.1
0.9
1.5
East Sussex
Eastbourne
Hastings
Lewes
Rother
Wealden
3,703
955
1,178
594
502
474
1,381
364
389
236
195
197
5,084
1,319
1,567
830
697
671
1.8
2.6
3.1
1.6
1.6
0.9
Hampshire
Basingstoke and Deane
East Hampshire
Eastleigh
Fareham
Gosport
Hart
Havant
New Forest
Rushmoor
Test Valley
Winchester
5,714
731
402
550
455
464
235
953
560
518
422
424
2,355
322
163
224
197
169
102
332
257
212
194
183
8,069
1,053
565
774
652
633
337
1,285
817
730
616
607
1.1
1.1
0.8
1.1
1.0
1.3
0.6
1.9
0.9
1.3
0.9
0.9
11,362
652
1,023
746
1,138
1,055
881
4,113
272
364
345
377
407
347
15,475
924
1,387
1,091
1,515
1,462
1,228
1.9
1.4
1.6
2.0
2.4
2.5
1.4
Kent
Ashford
Canterbury
Dartford
Dover
Gravesham
Maidstone
Percentage of working-age population of area. The denominator used to calculate these percentages for local authorities has now been updated to use mid-2004 population estimates. These proportions are different from the
national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables F.1 and A.3. For further details see p55, Labour Market Trends, February 2003.
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F.12
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count area statistics: counties, unitary and local authorities
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
Sevenoaks
Shepway
Swale
Thanet
Tonbridge and Malling
Tunbridge Wells
440
1,149
1,280
1,980
552
466
209
369
479
593
183
168
649
1,518
1,759
2,573
735
634
1.0
2.6
2.3
3.6
1.1
1.0
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Oxford
South Oxfordshire
Vale of White Horse
West Oxfordshire
2,527
523
1,107
403
292
202
978
235
365
153
130
95
3,505
758
1,472
556
422
297
0.9
0.9
1.4
0.7
0.6
0.5
Surrey
Elmbridge
Epsom and Ewell
Guildford
Mole Valley
Reigate and Banstead
Runnymede
Spelthorne
Surrey Heath
Tandridge
Waverley
Woking
4,092
387
262
566
220
425
317
590
283
260
347
435
1,662
184
120
212
89
206
123
218
122
109
122
157
5,754
571
382
778
309
631
440
808
405
369
469
592
0.9
0.7
0.9
0.9
0.7
0.8
0.9
1.5
0.8
0.8
0.7
1.1
West Sussex
Adur
Arun
Chichester
Crawley
Horsham
Mid Sussex
Worthing
3,828
340
802
483
670
511
479
543
1,429
135
288
232
246
192
161
175
5,257
475
1,090
715
916
703
640
718
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.2
1.5
0.9
0.8
1.3
SOUTH WEST
29,986
11,397
41,383
1.4
Bath and North East Somerset UA
Bournemouth UA
Bristol, City of UA
North Somerset UA
Plymouth UA
Poole UA
South Gloucestershire UA
Swindon UA
Torbay UA
781
1,315
4,029
813
2,535
553
900
1,608
1,238
278
430
1,445
276
905
217
382
702
419
1,059
1,745
5,474
1,089
3,440
770
1,282
2,310
1,657
1.0
1.7
2.1
1.0
2.2
1.0
0.8
2.0
2.2
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Caradon
Carrick
Kerrier
North Cornwall
Penwith
Restormel
3,498
402
678
662
449
513
793
1,397
182
245
223
230
206
310
4,895
584
923
885
679
719
1,103
1.6
1.2
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.9
1.9
Isles of Scilly
..
..
..
..
Devon
East Devon
Exeter
Mid Devon
North Devon
South Hams
Teignbridge
Torridge
West Devon
3,570
388
777
274
602
261
642
465
161
1,474
179
267
122
248
158
220
202
78
5,044
567
1,044
396
850
419
862
667
239
1.2
0.8
1.4
0.9
1.6
0.9
1.2
1.9
0.8
Dorset
Christchurch
East Dorset
North Dorset
Purbeck
West Dorset
Weymouth and Portland
1,366
192
211
141
95
270
457
516
67
78
81
37
112
141
1,882
259
289
222
132
382
598
0.9
1.1
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.7
1.6
Gloucestershire
Cheltenham
Cotswold
Forest of Dean
Gloucester
Stroud
Tewkesbury
3,896
1,043
287
487
1,142
578
359
1,387
327
104
200
359
243
154
5,283
1,370
391
687
1,501
821
513
1.5
2.0
0.8
1.4
2.2
1.3
1.1
Somerset
Mendip
Sedgemoor
South Somerset
Taunton Deane
West Somerset
2,343
480
544
661
442
216
932
197
218
250
185
82
3,275
677
762
911
627
298
1.1
1.1
1.2
1.0
1.0
1.6
Wiltshire
Kennet
North Wiltshire
Salisbury
West Wiltshire
1,541
238
436
332
535
637
103
168
141
225
2,178
341
604
473
760
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.7
1.0
Male
Female
All
30,826
10,055
40,881
2.3
1,253
1,459
2,213
3,903
1,506
471
1,014
830
1,237
1,164
936
917
535
1,556
1,692
1,085
838
2,656
2,471
852
1,213
1,025
373
549
733
1,091
529
185
304
283
447
373
273
273
213
540
543
361
359
889
698
271
391
377
1,626
2,008
2,946
4,994
2,035
656
1,318
1,113
1,684
1,537
1,209
1,190
748
2,096
2,235
1,446
1,197
3,545
3,169
1,123
1,604
1,402
4.0
2.5
2.8
2.4
2.0
1.4
2.1
2.0
1.8
2.2
3.0
3.6
1.5
2.6
2.7
2.2
1.6
2.5
2.3
2.1
2.2
1.7
SCOTLAND
61,733
20,316
82,049
2.6
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh, City of
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow City
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney Islands
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
1,633
976
1,225
910
671
1,506
2,736
2,163
729
558
500
4,836
342
1,812
5,608
11,194
2,000
1,699
633
688
2,592
4,057
93
979
2,024
642
160
1,564
3,259
734
1,683
1,527
475
430
424
299
244
574
731
741
248
192
193
1,703
78
590
1,890
3,191
645
418
218
291
955
1,482
45
388
630
226
52
502
1,094
276
503
588
2,108
1,406
1,649
1,209
915
2,080
3,467
2,904
977
750
693
6,539
420
2,402
7,498
14,385
2,645
2,117
851
979
3,547
5,539
138
1,367
2,654
868
212
2,066
4,353
1,010
2,186
2,115
1.6
1.0
2.5
2.2
3.0
2.4
3.9
3.9
1.5
1.4
1.3
2.2
2.7
2.6
3.4
3.8
2.1
4.2
1.7
1.8
4.3
2.7
1.2
1.7
2.5
1.3
1.6
3.1
2.3
1.9
3.8
2.0
NORTHERN IRELAND
20,812
6,915
27,727
2.6
386
764
420
478
242
251
5,384
384
431
694
248
722
2,623
708
301
686
288
417
1,091
220
189
1,060
776
657
531
861
146
233
139
226
81
96
1,429
143
113
271
128
237
782
254
175
252
116
193
300
114
71
372
231
223
288
302
532
997
559
704
323
347
6,813
527
544
965
376
959
3,405
962
476
938
404
610
1,391
334
260
1,432
1,007
880
819
1,163
1.7
2.1
1.7
1.9
1.9
1.3
4.1
2.2
1.4
2.8
1.8
1.9
5.1
2.4
1.6
2.6
2.1
2.8
2.0
1.3
2.6
2.6
2.0
1.8
2.6
4.9
WALES
Blaenau Gwent
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Conwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Gwynedd
Isle of Anglesey
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Swansea
Torfaen
Vale of Glamorgan, The
Wrexham
Antrim
Ards
Armagh
Ballymena
Ballymoney
Banbridge
Belfast
Carrickfergus
Castlereagh
Coleraine
Cookstown
Craigavon
Derry
Down
Dungannon
Fermanagh
Larne
Limavady
Lisburn
Magherafelt
Moyle
Newry and Mourne
Newtownabbey
North Down
Omagh
Strabane
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
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Percentage of working-age population of area. The denominator used to calculate these percentages for local authorities has now been updated to use mid-2004 population estimates. These proportions are different from the
national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables F.1 and A.3. For further details see p55, Labour Market Trends, February 2003.
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Claimant count area statistics: United Kingdom parliamentary constituencies
Male
UNITED KINGDOM
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
634,813
230,014
864,827
2.3
34,594
10,861
45,455
2.9
Cleveland (former county)
Hartlepool
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Redcar
Stockton North
Stockton South
1,646
2,231
1,261
1,608
1,356
1,039
473
592
399
483
462
386
2,119
2,823
1,660
2,091
1,818
1,425
4.0
4.9
2.9
3.9
3.4
2.4
Durham
Bishop Auckland
Darlington
Durham, City of
Easington
North Durham
North West Durham
Sedgefield
906
1,172
667
845
893
764
811
320
347
242
295
312
290
294
1,226
1,519
909
1,140
1,205
1,054
1,105
2.4
3.0
1.6
2.4
2.3
2.1
2.2
Northumberland
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blyth Valley
Hexham
Wansbeck
581
1,055
351
1,183
232
386
173
382
813
1,441
524
1,565
1.9
2.8
1.2
3.2
Tyne and Wear (Met County)
Blaydon
Gateshead East and Washington West
Houghton and Washington East
Jarrow
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Newcastle upon Tyne North
North Tyneside
South Shields
Sunderland North
Sunderland South
Tyne Bridge
Tynemouth
695
892
1,022
1,329
1,205
1,505
802
1,235
1,744
1,259
1,535
2,042
960
257
308
332
375
369
404
245
353
527
355
428
531
309
952
1,200
1,354
1,704
1,574
1,909
1,047
1,588
2,271
1,614
1,963
2,573
1,269
2.0
2.4
2.4
3.5
2.6
3.7
2.1
3.0
4.7
3.2
3.9
5.3
2.5
76,869
25,322
102,191
2.4
677
489
732
512
706
1,064
422
341
829
591
998
224
178
238
227
242
342
148
150
253
197
370
901
667
970
739
948
1,406
570
491
1,082
788
1,368
1.6
1.2
1.7
1.3
1.8
2.8
1.0
1.0
1.8
1.3
2.5
NORTH EAST
NORTH WEST
Cheshire
Chester, City of
Congleton
Crewe and Nantwich
Eddisbury
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Halton
Macclesfield
Tatton
Warrington North
Warrington South
Weaver Vale
Cumbria
Barrow and Furness
Carlisle
Copeland
Penrith and The Border
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Workington
1,102
854
883
284
166
835
294
266
275
136
101
248
1,396
1,120
1,158
420
267
1,083
2.7
2.4
2.7
0.8
0.5
2.2
Greater Manchester (Met County)
Altrincham and Sale West
Ashton under Lyne
Bolton North East
Bolton South East
Bolton West
Bury North
Bury South
Cheadle
Denton and Reddish
Eccles
Hazel Grove
Heywood and Middleton
Leigh
Makerfield
Manchester Blackley
Manchester Central
Manchester Gorton
Manchester Withington
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Oldham West and Royton
Rochdale
Salford
Stalybridge and Hyde
Stockport
Stretford and Urmston
Wigan
Worsley
Wythenshawe and Sale East
490
1,061
1,251
1,347
569
757
692
311
842
930
447
838
974
892
1,591
2,610
1,759
1,091
905
1,180
1,647
1,210
872
831
916
981
894
1,288
162
369
410
476
207
252
263
114
289
292
160
309
329
365
484
750
577
343
312
363
477
339
307
245
300
319
360
418
652
1,430
1,661
1,823
776
1,009
955
425
1,131
1,222
607
1,147
1,303
1,257
2,075
3,360
2,336
1,434
1,217
1,543
2,124
1,549
1,179
1,076
1,216
1,300
1,254
1,706
1.2
2.4
3.1
3.4
1.5
1.8
1.8
0.8
2.1
2.2
1.2
1.9
2.3
2.3
4.2
5.6
4.0
2.3
1.9
2.7
3.6
3.4
2.2
2.0
2.2
2.6
2.2
2.8
a
F.13
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
Lancashire
Blackburn
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Blackpool South
Burnley
Chorley
Fylde
Hyndburn
Lancaster and Wyre
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Pendle
Preston
Ribble Valley
Rossendale and Darwen
South Ribble
West Lancashire
1,525
973
1,343
845
647
475
799
501
896
719
1,470
303
683
575
1,081
438
254
400
329
224
154
270
188
304
267
406
150
261
194
376
1,963
1,227
1,743
1,174
871
629
1,069
689
1,200
986
1,876
453
944
769
1,457
3.3
2.3
3.1
2.2
1.4
1.2
2.0
1.1
2.4
1.8
3.1
0.8
1.6
1.3
2.5
Merseyside (Met County)
Birkenhead
Bootle
Crosby
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Knowsley South
Liverpool Garston
Liverpool Riverside
Liverpool Walton
Liverpool Wavertree
Liverpool West Derby
Southport
St. Helens North
St. Helens South
Wallasey
Wirral South
Wirral West
1,782
1,602
711
1,328
1,654
1,601
2,964
2,263
2,123
2,062
628
932
1,207
1,312
564
640
534
492
220
448
518
573
952
746
718
674
173
353
396
413
185
232
2,316
2,094
931
1,776
2,172
2,174
3,916
3,009
2,841
2,736
801
1,285
1,603
1,725
749
872
5.0
4.7
2.2
3.1
3.7
4.4
6.2
5.7
5.0
5.0
1.6
2.3
3.1
3.4
1.7
2.0
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
57,589
19,762
77,351
2.5
Humberside (former county)
Beverley and Holderness
Brigg and Goole
Cleethorpes
East Yorkshire
Great Grimsby
Haltemprice and Howden
Kingston upon Hull East
Kingston upon Hull North
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Scunthorpe
732
677
918
816
1,749
445
2,023
2,205
2,258
1,022
296
308
387
314
627
202
639
652
636
361
1,028
985
1,305
1,130
2,376
647
2,662
2,857
2,894
1,383
1.8
2.0
2.4
2.1
4.6
1.3
4.9
4.8
5.8
2.9
North Yorkshire
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Richmond
Ryedale
Scarborough and Whitby
Selby
Skipton and Ripon
Vale of York
York, City of
431
402
351
1,022
571
362
307
970
167
185
170
360
245
148
133
339
598
587
521
1,382
816
510
440
1,309
1.2
1.1
1.1
2.5
1.3
0.9
0.8
2.0
South Yorkshire (Met County)
Barnsley Central
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Barnsley West and Penistone
Don Valley
Doncaster Central
Doncaster North
Rother Valley
Rotherham
Sheffield Attercliffe
Sheffield Brightside
Sheffield Central
Sheffield Hallam
Sheffield Heeley
Sheffield Hillsborough
Wentworth
868
938
699
899
1,600
1,157
829
1,299
889
1,398
2,013
332
1,116
759
869
343
327
259
358
511
420
315
407
296
393
601
148
362
245
272
1,211
1,265
958
1,257
2,111
1,577
1,144
1,706
1,185
1,791
2,614
480
1,478
1,004
1,141
2.5
2.4
1.9
2.3
4.1
3.2
2.1
3.7
2.2
3.9
4.3
1.0
3.0
1.7
2.3
West Yorkshire (Met County)
Batley and Spen
Bradford North
Bradford South
Bradford West
Calder Valley
Colne Valley
Dewsbury
Elmet
Halifax
Hemsworth
Huddersfield
Keighley
Leeds Central
Leeds East
Leeds North East
Leeds North West
Leeds West
Morley and Rothwell
Normanton
Pontefract and Castleford
Pudsey
Shipley
Wakefield
770
1,770
1,149
2,083
712
742
766
517
1,275
857
1,270
806
2,870
1,587
1,021
761
1,320
714
494
941
451
711
1,076
269
463
389
615
317
288
295
179
424
295
442
309
764
523
360
266
448
293
208
370
182
296
341
1,039
2,233
1,538
2,698
1,029
1,030
1,061
696
1,699
1,152
1,712
1,115
3,634
2,110
1,381
1,027
1,768
1,007
702
1,311
633
1,007
1,417
2.0
4.0
2.7
4.3
1.7
1.7
2.0
1.3
3.0
2.2
3.3
2.1
6.2
4.5
2.8
1.6
3.2
1.7
1.3
2.7
1.1
1.8
2.3
Percentage of working-age population of area. The denominators used to calculate these percentages for constituencies relate to mid-2001, except for Northern Ireland which now use mid-2004 population estimates. These
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F.13
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count area statistics: United Kingdom parliamentary constituencies
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
EAST MIDLANDS
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
39,243
15,287
54,530
2.1
Derbyshire
Amber Valley
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derby North
Derby South
Erewash
High Peak
North East Derbyshire
South Derbyshire
West Derbyshire
698
944
1,151
1,023
1,844
934
551
812
631
382
298
366
426
330
657
380
243
330
287
163
996
1,310
1,577
1,353
2,501
1,314
794
1,142
918
545
1.8
2.5
2.9
2.2
3.9
2.1
1.3
2.1
1.4
1.0
Leicestershire
Blaby
Bosworth
Charnwood
Harborough
Leicester East
Leicester South
Leicester West
Loughborough
North West Leicestershire
Rutland and Melton
416
462
462
566
1,752
2,453
2,107
708
451
360
180
229
231
241
869
850
784
283
193
149
596
691
693
807
2,621
3,303
2,891
991
644
509
1.0
1.2
1.2
1.4
4.8
5.0
5.1
1.7
1.2
0.9
Lincolnshire
Boston and Skegness
Gainsborough
Grantham and Stamford
Lincoln
Louth and Horncastle
Sleaford and North Hykeham
South Holland and The Deepings
819
673
604
1,162
651
465
559
309
304
295
342
239
230
261
1,128
977
899
1,504
890
695
820
2.2
2.0
1.5
2.7
1.7
1.2
1.5
Northamptonshire
Corby
Daventry
Kettering
Northampton North
Northampton South
Wellingborough
805
510
684
1,095
999
871
358
240
282
430
355
434
1,163
750
966
1,525
1,354
1,305
1.9
1.0
1.5
2.5
1.9
2.0
Nottinghamshire
Ashfield
Bassetlaw
Broxtowe
Gedling
Mansfield
Newark
Nottingham East
Nottingham North
Nottingham South
Rushcliffe
Sherwood
891
790
567
684
881
672
1,884
1,762
1,438
438
632
342
329
231
257
329
250
559
607
405
167
243
1,233
1,119
798
941
1,210
922
2,443
2,369
1,843
605
875
2.1
2.0
1.4
1.7
2.3
1.7
4.3
4.6
2.9
0.9
1.5
Male
Female
All
1,956
1,305
1,357
1,654
1,288
1,302
1,051
532
1,066
531
1,671
1,723
1,607
1,698
1,932
1,594
1,673
1,773
632
422
401
532
402
442
406
197
357
179
604
614
537
589
642
569
560
545
2,588
1,727
1,758
2,186
1,690
1,744
1,457
729
1,423
710
2,275
2,337
2,144
2,287
2,574
2,163
2,233
2,318
4.1
2.8
2.9
4.1
3.2
3.5
2.4
1.3
2.8
1.3
4.3
4.7
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.5
5.4
4.4
907
583
984
363
881
742
278
243
379
149
283
302
1,185
826
1,363
512
1,164
1,044
2.2
1.5
2.6
1.1
2.0
1.8
41,825
16,488
58,313
1.7
Bedfordshire
Bedford
Luton North
Luton South
Mid Bedfordshire
North East Bedfordshire
South West Bedfordshire
1,342
1,062
1,611
349
414
675
435
404
585
146
207
294
1,777
1,466
2,196
495
621
969
2.9
2.5
3.5
0.8
1.1
1.7
Cambridgeshire
Cambridge
Huntingdon
North East Cambridgeshire
North West Cambridgeshire
Peterborough
South Cambridgeshire
South East Cambridgeshire
870
575
887
699
1,299
379
449
292
228
412
298
503
116
215
1,162
803
1,299
997
1,802
495
664
1.7
1.2
2.1
1.6
3.1
0.8
1.0
1,012
751
706
351
490
813
631
894
1,036
517
421
394
1,432
341
695
1,339
640
439
367
354
162
215
347
299
376
366
203
178
171
469
142
284
580
260
1,451
1,118
1,060
513
705
1,160
930
1,270
1,402
720
599
565
1,901
483
979
1,919
900
2.4
1.8
1.7
1.0
1.3
1.8
1.6
2.3
2.7
1.3
1.1
1.0
3.5
0.8
2.0
2.9
1.4
680
847
441
628
375
429
476
430
743
848
652
325
363
188
272
165
178
211
179
231
328
269
1,005
1,210
629
900
540
607
687
609
974
1,176
921
1.8
2.1
1.0
1.6
1.0
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.7
1.8
1.6
Norfolk
Great Yarmouth
Mid Norfolk
North Norfolk
North West Norfolk
Norwich North
Norwich South
South Norfolk
South West Norfolk
1,794
550
649
905
1,032
1,331
568
701
642
236
241
337
319
410
247
351
2,436
786
890
1,242
1,351
1,741
815
1,052
4.6
1.3
1.6
2.2
2.3
3.0
1.3
1.6
Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Ipswich
South Suffolk
Suffolk Coastal
Waveney
West Suffolk
416
462
1,219
378
426
1,385
386
186
171
360
139
133
488
172
602
633
1,579
517
559
1,873
558
1.0
1.1
2.9
1.0
1.0
3.3
0.8
Coventry North East
Coventry North West
Coventry South
Dudley North
Dudley South
Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Meriden
Solihull
Stourbridge
Sutton Coldfield
Walsall North
Walsall South
Warley
West Bromwich East
West Bromwich West
Wolverhampton North East
Wolverhampton South East
Wolverhampton South West
Worcestershire
Bromsgrove
Mid Worcestershire
Redditch
West Worcestershire
Worcester
Wyre Forest
EAST
72,446
24,281
96,727
3.0
Herefordshire
Hereford
Leominster
747
406
279
187
1,026
593
1.9
1.1
Shropshire
Ludlow
North Shropshire
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Telford
Wrekin, The
363
570
598
904
656
161
265
201
358
235
524
835
799
1,262
891
1.1
1.5
1.4
2.4
1.6
Essex
Basildon
Billericay
Braintree
Brentwood and Ongar
Castle Point
Colchester
Epping Forest
Harlow
Harwich
Maldon and East Chelmsford
North Essex
Rayleigh
Rochford and Southend East
Saffron Walden
Southend West
Thurrock
West Chelmsford
Staffordshire
Burton
Cannock Chase
Lichfield
Newcastle-under-Lyme
South Staffordshire
Stafford
Staffordshire Moorlands
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stone
Tamworth
704
908
526
569
639
753
481
1,416
959
1,024
350
780
288
379
167
209
233
229
176
394
316
346
133
303
992
1,287
693
778
872
982
657
1,810
1,275
1,370
483
1,083
1.7
2.1
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.8
1.2
3.6
2.8
2.4
0.9
1.9
Hertfordshire
Broxbourne
Hemel Hempstead
Hertford and Stortford
Hertsmere
Hitchin and Harpenden
North East Hertfordshire
South West Hertfordshire
St. Albans
Stevenage
Watford
Welwyn Hatfield
693
789
669
509
770
312
342
269
202
279
1,005
1,131
938
711
1,049
1.7
1.9
1.5
1.1
1.6
792
1,822
2,327
1,378
2,163
5,429
1,671
2,617
1,771
4,021
1,499
267
520
728
446
689
1,457
513
804
543
1,248
539
1,059
2,342
3,055
1,824
2,852
6,886
2,184
3,421
2,314
5,269
2,038
2.3
4.1
5.8
4.0
6.6
10.6
4.8
5.7
3.8
7.7
5.0
WEST MIDLANDS
Warwickshire
North Warwickshire
Nuneaton
Rugby and Kenilworth
Stratford-on-Avon
Warwick and Leamington
West Midlands (Met County)
Aldridge - Brownhills
Birmingham Edgbaston
Birmingham Erdington
Birmingham Hall Green
Birmingham Hodge Hill
Birmingham Ladywood
Birmingham Northfield
Birmingham Perry Barr
Birmingham Selly Oak
Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Birmingham Yardley
a
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
Percentage of working-age population of area. The denominators used to calculate these percentages for constituencies relate to mid-2001, except for Northern Ireland which now use mid-2004 population estimates. These
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CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count area statistics: United Kingdom parliamentary constituencies
Male
LONDON
Greater London
Barking
Battersea
Beckenham
Bethnal Green and Bow
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Brent East
Brent North
Brent South
Brentford and Isleworth
Bromley and Chislehurst
Camberwell and Peckham
Carshalton and Wallington
Chingford and Woodford Green
Chipping Barnet
Cities of London and Westminster
Croydon Central
Croydon North
Croydon South
Dagenham
Dulwich and West Norwood
Ealing North
Ealing Southall
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd’s Bush
East Ham
Edmonton
Eltham
Enfield North
Enfield, Southgate
Erith and Thamesmead
Feltham and Heston
Finchley and Golders Green
Greenwich and Woolwich
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hampstead and Highgate
Harrow East
Harrow West
Hayes and Harlington
Hendon
Holborn and St Pancras
Hornchurch
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ilford North
Ilford South
Islington North
Islington South and Finsbury
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston and Surbiton
Lewisham East
Lewisham West
Lewisham, Deptford
Leyton and Wanstead
Mitcham and Morden
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Orpington
Poplar and Canning Town
Putney
Regent’s Park and Kensington North
Richmond Park
Romford
Ruislip - Northwood
Streatham
Sutton and Cheam
Tooting
Tottenham
Twickenham
Upminster
Uxbridge
Vauxhall
Walthamstow
West Ham
Wimbledon
116,760
Female
49,681
All
166,441
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
3.4
1,468
1,392
1,129
3,660
668
2,057
1,024
2,443
1,146
761
2,606
885
781
867
1,407
1,344
2,212
664
1,367
2,069
1,324
1,720
1,921
2,273
1,998
1,095
1,396
1,057
1,898
1,311
1,281
1,938
2,523
2,951
1,731
1,548
1,231
1,001
1,359
1,537
2,321
528
2,125
872
1,844
2,348
1,943
869
816
1,573
1,861
2,187
1,602
1,477
2,844
488
811
3,370
887
2,273
726
572
593
2,506
638
1,341
3,935
651
558
736
3,196
2,169
2,401
656
565
614
471
1,318
331
811
472
952
602
382
1,024
423
371
433
701
673
951
335
634
904
546
737
735
896
811
490
609
510
780
577
636
816
965
1,232
772
649
591
462
635
672
931
251
937
423
811
1,085
841
564
347
561
732
914
612
637
1,200
235
412
1,128
408
1,049
301
261
266
1,017
297
533
1,525
335
299
340
1,283
808
925
325
2,033
2,006
1,600
4,978
999
2,868
1,496
3,395
1,748
1,143
3,630
1,308
1,152
1,300
2,108
2,017
3,163
999
2,001
2,973
1,870
2,457
2,656
3,169
2,809
1,585
2,005
1,567
2,678
1,888
1,917
2,754
3,488
4,183
2,503
2,197
1,822
1,463
1,994
2,209
3,252
779
3,062
1,295
2,655
3,433
2,784
1,433
1,163
2,134
2,593
3,101
2,214
2,114
4,044
723
1,223
4,498
1,295
3,322
1,027
833
859
3,523
935
1,874
5,460
986
857
1,076
4,479
2,977
3,326
981
4.0
2.9
2.5
6.4
2.0
4.4
2.6
5.9
2.2
2.0
6.7
2.2
2.3
2.1
2.3
2.8
4.1
1.6
4.0
4.2
2.5
2.9
3.4
4.3
4.8
3.2
3.3
2.8
4.4
2.9
2.6
4.7
5.2
6.0
2.8
3.0
2.7
2.3
3.7
3.2
4.6
1.7
4.0
2.3
3.8
5.2
4.6
1.6
1.6
4.2
4.5
5.0
3.7
3.4
4.9
1.4
2.0
5.7
2.2
3.8
1.4
1.8
1.7
4.4
1.7
2.7
7.3
1.4
2.1
2.1
5.6
4.8
5.3
1.5
52,130
19,649
71,779
1.4
Berkshire (former county)
Bracknell
Maidenhead
Newbury
Reading East
Reading West
Slough
Spelthorne
Windsor
Wokingham
502
457
400
856
766
1,211
613
415
316
193
174
176
264
310
482
231
165
140
695
631
576
1,120
1,076
1,693
844
580
456
0.9
1.1
0.9
1.6
1.7
2.4
1.5
0.9
0.7
Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury
Beaconsfield
Buckingham
Chesham and Amersham
Milton Keynes South West
North East Milton Keynes
Wycombe
483
359
219
403
1,031
832
860
188
153
85
130
417
345
318
671
512
304
533
1,448
1,177
1,178
1.0
1.0
0.5
1.0
2.0
1.7
1.8
SOUTH EAST
a
F.13
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
East Sussex
Bexhill and Battle
Brighton Kemptown
Brighton Pavilion
Eastbourne
Hastings and Rye
Hove
Lewes
Wealden
470
1,284
1,351
980
1,261
1,046
512
349
179
474
552
376
433
434
201
135
649
1,758
1,903
1,356
1,694
1,480
713
484
1.4
3.2
3.1
2.6
3.0
2.5
1.6
0.8
Hampshire
Aldershot
Basingstoke
East Hampshire
Eastleigh
Fareham
Gosport
Havant
New Forest East
New Forest West
North East Hampshire
North West Hampshire
Portsmouth North
Portsmouth South
Romsey
Southampton Itchen
Southampton Test
Winchester
597
610
449
502
427
492
766
332
228
296
375
686
1,163
300
1,231
946
424
244
254
171
204
177
189
268
162
95
126
200
230
389
108
361
302
183
841
864
620
706
604
681
1,034
494
323
422
575
916
1,552
408
1,592
1,248
607
1.1
1.3
1.0
1.1
1.1
1.2
2.0
1.0
0.7
0.7
0.9
1.7
2.3
0.7
2.4
1.8
0.9
Kent
Ashford
Canterbury
Chatham and Aylesford
Dartford
Dover
Faversham and Mid Kent
Folkestone and Hythe
Gillingham
Gravesham
Maidstone and The Weald
Medway
North Thanet
Sevenoaks
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
South Thanet
Tonbridge and Malling
Tunbridge Wells
652
733
984
790
1,068
509
1,149
847
1,055
611
1,220
1,331
345
1,083
1,009
439
424
272
268
375
355
348
209
369
342
407
234
427
398
176
405
320
147
146
924
1,001
1,359
1,145
1,416
718
1,518
1,189
1,462
845
1,647
1,729
521
1,488
1,329
586
570
1.5
1.6
2.3
2.0
2.7
1.3
2.7
1.9
2.5
1.4
3.0
3.4
1.0
2.6
2.9
1.1
1.1
Oxfordshire
Banbury
Henley
Oxford East
Oxford West and Abingdon
Wantage
Witney
460
260
963
342
286
216
214
85
312
131
137
99
674
345
1,275
473
423
315
0.9
0.6
1.9
0.7
0.7
0.5
Surrey
East Surrey
Epsom and Ewell
Esher and Walton
Guildford
Mole Valley
Reigate
Runnymede and Weybridge
South West Surrey
Surrey Heath
Woking
329
353
327
472
254
292
377
281
370
447
143
164
159
160
109
140
148
102
155
164
472
517
486
632
363
432
525
383
525
611
0.8
0.9
0.8
1.0
0.7
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
1.0
West Sussex
Arundel and South Downs
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Chichester
Crawley
East Worthing and Shoreham
Horsham
Mid Sussex
Worthing West
300
640
461
670
503
454
364
436
114
227
223
246
193
152
133
141
414
867
684
916
696
606
497
577
0.8
1.8
1.2
1.5
1.3
1.0
0.9
1.2
Wight, Isle of
Isle of Wight
1,224
382
1,606
2.1
SOUTH WEST
29,986
11,397
41,383
1.4
565
1,278
739
1,017
953
596
307
255
610
203
191
450
261
386
330
246
130
111
202
74
756
1,728
1,000
1,403
1,283
842
437
366
812
277
1.3
2.9
1.5
2.3
1.6
1.3
0.7
0.7
1.4
0.5
Avon (former county)
Bath
Bristol East
Bristol North West
Bristol South
Bristol West
Kingswood
Northavon
Wansdyke
Weston-Super-Mare
Woodspring
Percentage of working-age population of area. The denominators used to calculate these percentages for constituencies relate to mid-2001, except for Northern Ireland which now use mid-2004 population estimates. These
proportions are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables F.1 and A.3. For further details see p55, Labour Market Trends, February 2003.
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F.13
CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count area statistics: United Kingdom parliamentary constituencies
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Male
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Falmouth and Camborne
North Cornwall
South East Cornwall
St Ives
Truro and St Austell
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
867
745
526
668
692
291
319
252
272
263
1,158
1,064
778
940
955
2.1
1.7
1.3
1.7
1.6
260
777
617
961
1,398
286
585
387
1,007
612
453
135
267
253
377
444
149
208
161
328
276
200
395
1,044
870
1,338
1,842
435
793
548
1,335
888
653
0.9
1.5
1.6
2.3
3.1
0.8
1.3
0.9
2.4
1.5
1.3
640
675
296
255
223
374
506
265
205
225
110
105
103
140
168
107
845
900
406
360
326
514
674
372
1.7
1.8
0.9
0.7
0.6
1.1
1.3
0.8
972
306
501
1,142
559
416
295
115
205
359
232
181
1,267
421
706
1,501
791
597
2.2
0.8
1.4
2.2
1.3
1.1
Somerset
Bridgwater
Somerton and Frome
Taunton
Wells
Yeovil
614
326
456
420
527
236
142
191
181
182
850
468
647
601
709
1.5
0.8
1.0
1.1
1.3
Wiltshire
Devizes
North Swindon
North Wiltshire
Salisbury
South Swindon
Westbury
380
676
352
319
958
464
156
322
130
132
390
209
536
998
482
451
1,348
673
0.8
1.8
0.8
0.7
2.2
1.1
30,826
10,055
40,881
2.3
725
660
1,253
487
788
521
1,229
1,074
537
1,313
1,109
518
616
471
515
610
734
774
577
522
717
793
362
1,184
495
338
831
780
1,023
831
748
664
1,014
957
992
781
704
1,043
600
936
242
236
373
217
301
172
395
302
191
364
282
207
205
185
220
190
214
259
211
150
259
247
124
352
183
141
298
276
308
306
260
231
328
256
292
260
227
327
191
273
967
896
1,626
704
1,089
693
1,624
1,376
728
1,677
1,391
725
821
656
735
800
948
1,033
788
672
976
1,040
486
1,536
678
479
1,129
1,056
1,331
1,137
1,008
895
1,342
1,213
1,284
1,041
931
1,370
791
1,209
2.6
1.8
3.9
1.8
2.3
2.0
3.0
2.6
1.4
3.2
2.9
1.8
2.0
1.4
1.7
2.1
2.3
2.8
1.8
1.5
2.5
2.4
2.1
3.6
1.5
1.4
2.6
2.4
2.8
2.7
1.8
2.2
3.2
2.7
2.9
2.1
2.3
2.5
1.9
3.0
Devon
East Devon
Exeter
North Devon
Plymouth Devonport
Plymouth Sutton
South West Devon
Teignbridge
Tiverton and Honiton
Torbay
Torridge and West Devon
Totnes
Dorset
Bournemouth East
Bournemouth West
Christchurch
Mid Dorset and North Poole
North Dorset
Poole
South Dorset
West Dorset
Gloucestershire
Cheltenham
Cotswold
Forest of Dean
Gloucester
Stroud
Tewkesbury
WALES
Aberavon
Alyn and Deeside
Blaenau Gwent
Brecon and Radnorshire
Bridgend
Caernarfon
Caerphilly
Cardiff Central
Cardiff North
Cardiff South and Penarth
Cardiff West
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion
Clwyd South
Clwyd West
Conwy
Cynon Valley
Delyn
Gower
Islwyn
Llanelli
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Monmouth
Montgomeryshire
Neath
Newport East
Newport West
Ogmore
Pontypridd
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Rhondda
Swansea East
Swansea West
Torfaen
Vale of Clwyd
Vale of Glamorgan
Wrexham
Ynys Mon
SCOTLAND
Aberdeen North
Aberdeen South
Airdrie and Shotts
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Banff and Buchan
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Central Ayrshire
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Dundee East
Dundee West
Dunfermline and West Fife
East Dunbartonshire
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh East
Edinburgh North and Leith
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh South West
Edinburgh West
Falkirk
Glasgow Central
Glasgow East
Glasgow North
Glasgow North East
Glasgow North West
Glasgow South
Glasgow South West
Glenrothes
Gordon
Inverclyde
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lanark and Hamilton East
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Livingston
Midlothian
Moray
Motherwell and Wishaw
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
North Ayrshire and Arran
North East Fife
Ochil and South Perthshire
Orkney and Shetland
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Perth and North Perthshire
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Stirling
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
West Dunbartonshire
NORTHERN IRELAND
Belfast East
Belfast North
Belfast South
Belfast West
East Antrim
East Londonderry
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Foyle
Lagan Valley
Mid Ulster
Newry and Armagh
North Antrim
North Down
South Antrim
South Down
Strangford
Upper Bann
West Tyrone
Male
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
61,733
20,316
82,049
2.6
976
567
1,082
1,063
912
1,615
482
556
770
1,408
1,012
969
1,074
645
1,202
1,706
1,241
434
876
558
513
1,252
1,246
601
991
741
1,134
1,803
1,687
1,223
2,105
1,452
1,238
1,632
1,857
308
1,699
733
1,609
1,914
982
1,190
1,015
638
688
1,289
342
1,687
596
906
253
842
1,180
734
497
1,317
734
276
1,681
241
195
482
357
301
488
239
199
253
574
392
288
393
257
327
479
400
167
331
192
198
433
415
240
366
249
361
466
496
386
587
398
390
446
613
117
418
254
570
660
307
453
364
218
291
401
78
566
217
336
97
272
358
288
138
424
276
113
501
1,217
762
1,564
1,420
1,213
2,103
721
755
1,023
1,982
1,404
1,257
1,467
902
1,529
2,185
1,641
601
1,207
750
711
1,685
1,661
841
1,357
990
1,495
2,269
2,183
1,609
2,692
1,850
1,628
2,078
2,470
425
2,117
987
2,179
2,574
1,289
1,643
1,379
856
979
1,690
420
2,253
813
1,242
350
1,114
1,538
1,022
635
1,741
1,010
389
2,182
2.0
1.3
3.0
2.9
2.2
3.8
1.4
1.4
2.9
3.7
2.5
2.2
2.6
1.9
3.1
3.9
2.9
1.2
2.0
1.4
1.3
2.7
2.7
1.5
2.1
1.9
2.4
4.2
4.0
3.2
5.0
3.8
2.9
4.2
4.6
0.7
4.1
1.8
3.8
4.6
2.2
2.6
2.1
1.7
1.8
3.2
2.7
4.0
1.7
2.2
1.4
2.0
2.9
1.9
1.7
2.9
1.9
0.8
3.8
20,812
6,915
27,727
2.6
854
1,743
1,068
2,454
1,047
1,111
902
2,623
687
553
1,115
909
770
787
1,011
908
878
1,392
209
442
370
576
355
464
380
782
222
289
359
378
248
281
385
293
292
590
1,063
2,185
1,438
3,030
1,402
1,575
1,282
3,405
909
842
1,474
1,287
1,018
1,068
1,396
1,201
1,170
1,982
2.3
4.6
2.3
5.9
2.7
2.8
2.2
5.1
1.4
1.5
2.4
2.0
1.9
1.7
2.1
1.9
1.8
3.6
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Male
SCOTLAND
Aberdeen Central
Aberdeen North
Aberdeen South
Airdrie and Shotts
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Ayr
Banff and Buchan
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Central Fife
Clydebank and Milngavie
Clydesdale
Coatbridge and Chryston
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Cunninghame North
Cunninghame South
Dumbarton
Dumfries
Dundee East
Dundee West
Dunfermline East
Dunfermline West
East Kilbride
East Lothian
Eastwood
Edinburgh Central
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Edinburgh North and Leith
Edinburgh Pentlands
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh West
Falkirk East
Falkirk West
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Glasgow Anniesland
Glasgow Baillieston
Glasgow Cathcart
Glasgow Govan
Glasgow Kelvin
Glasgow Maryhill
Glasgow Pollok
Glasgow Rutherglen
Glasgow Shettleston
Glasgow Springburn
Gordon
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hamilton North and Bellshill
Hamilton South
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Kirkcaldy
Linlithgow
Livingston
Midlothian
Moray
Motherwell and Wishaw
North East Fife
North Tayside
Ochil
Orkney and Shetland
Paisley North
Paisley South
Perth
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Stirling
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
West Renfrewshire
Western Isles
a
F.14
At October 13 2005
Not seasonally adjusted
Female
All
Percentage of
working-age
populationa
61,733
20,316
82,049
2.6
718
405
510
1,019
891
682
1,026
441
662
1,346
1,514
912
862
792
681
1,221
1,371
1,088
844
1,499
1,237
1,185
890
760
481
500
948
867
1,224
588
582
704
926
886
662
1,093
1,092
872
1,298
1,192
1,639
1,138
761
1,283
1,398
314
1,264
920
826
667
1,355
1,515
701
826
524
631
903
504
618
887
253
839
929
616
671
334
597
621
417
278
691
342
175
133
167
457
315
226
335
220
222
430
504
255
295
298
214
400
555
364
292
382
349
376
295
278
163
193
327
308
407
241
227
222
308
282
282
307
346
257
373
327
461
330
269
331
391
130
309
316
246
220
478
527
298
290
188
258
283
188
232
325
97
272
273
232
203
128
228
193
128
113
194
78
893
538
677
1,476
1,206
908
1,361
661
884
1,776
2,018
1,167
1,157
1,090
895
1,621
1,926
1,452
1,136
1,881
1,586
1,561
1,185
1,038
644
693
1,275
1,175
1,631
829
809
926
1,234
1,168
944
1,400
1,438
1,129
1,671
1,519
2,100
1,468
1,030
1,614
1,789
444
1,573
1,236
1,072
887
1,833
2,042
999
1,116
712
889
1,186
692
850
1,212
350
1,111
1,202
848
874
462
825
814
545
391
885
420
1.9
1.2
1.4
3.1
2.6
2.5
3.3
1.4
2.9
3.5
4.4
2.9
2.3
2.6
2.1
3.9
4.7
3.0
2.3
4.3
3.5
3.8
2.8
2.0
1.5
1.3
2.2
2.5
3.1
1.7
1.5
1.9
2.6
2.7
2.5
3.7
3.7
2.8
4.2
3.1
5.1
3.9
2.6
4.4
4.2
0.9
4.1
2.8
2.8
1.7
3.7
5.3
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.8
2.9
1.5
1.9
2.6
1.4
3.0
2.9
1.8
2.0
1.4
1.9
1.6
1.4
0.8
2.1
2.7
Percentages of working age population of the area. Denominators for constituencies relate to mid-2001. These proportions are different from the national and regional claimant count rates shown in Tables F.1 and A.3. For
further details see p55, Labour Market Trends, February 2003.
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CLAIMANT COUNT
Claimant count flowsa
Thousands
UNITED KINGDOM INFLOW
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
All
Male
Female
All
Change
since
previous
month
Male
Female
Month ending
2004
Oct 14
Nov11
Dec 9
210.4
205.7
200.2
147.5
147.4
147.0
62.8
58.3
53.1
200.3
198.9
201.2
2.0
-1.4
2.3
142.5
141.9
143.1
57.8
57.0
58.1
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar10
200.1
230.2
211.3
143.9
164.5
152.3
56.2
65.7
59.0
197.7
201.5
203.9
-3.5
3.8
2.4
141.2
143.9
146.0
56.5
57.6
57.9
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
197.8
202.3
198.9
141.0
146.5
141.6
56.9
55.9
57.3
204.4
211.7
204.9
0.5
7.3
-6.8
145.8
151.7
146.3
58.6
60.0
58.6
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
216.6
213.1
199.1
149.6
145.6
137.5
67.0
67.5
61.6
201.3
202.4
197.8
-3.6
1.1
-4.6
143.8
144.3
141.2
57.5
58.1
56.6
Oct 13 P
214.8
149.7
65.2
203.6
5.8
144.3
59.3
All
Change
since
previous
month
Male
Female
UNITED KINGDOM OUTFLOW
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
All
Male
Female
Month ending
2004
Oct 14
Nov11
Dec 9
228.6
209.8
192.4
157.5
146.6
136.0
71.1
63.2
56.4
198.6
203.4
206.5
-2.3
4.8
3.1
141.5
145.2
147.6
57.1
58.2
58.9
2005
Jan 13
Feb 10
Mar10
146.5
216.2
214.2
104.2
156.1
154.1
42.2
60.0
60.1
213.0
200.1
192.9
6.5
-12.9
-7.2
153.3
143.0
137.7
59.7
57.1
55.2
Apr 14
May12
Jun 9
207.0
206.9
209.1
148.7
148.1
150.5
58.2
58.8
58.6
195.9
199.4
199.2
3.0
3.5
-0.2
140.5
140.4
142.1
55.4
59.0
57.1
Jul 14
Aug 11
Sep 8 R
205.5
202.5
209.1
147.7
143.5
143.1
57.8
59.0
65.9
199.1
198.8
189.4
-0.1
-0.3
-9.4
142.0
142.1
135.0
57.1
56.7
54.4
Oct 13 P
220.6
151.0
69.6
192.5
3.1
136.5
56.0
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system
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R
P
Flow figures are collected for four or five-week periods between count dates; the figures in the table are converted to a standard 41/3 -week month.
Seasonally adjusted figures are revised.
Seasonally adjusted figures are provisional.
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Interval between claims
F.23
Quarter ending October 2005
Onflows (per cent)
Interval (weeks)
4 or less
Over 4 and up to 13
Over 13 and up to 26
Over 26 and up to 39
Over 39 and up to 52
Over 52 and up to 104
Over 104
No previous claims
Total
ONFLOWS
Interval (weeks)
Onflows (thousands)
Female
Male
All
Female
Male
All
16.2
10.3
7.2
3.6
3.2
6.1
13.3
40.1
20.7
15.2
11.0
5.2
3.9
7.8
14.4
21.9
19.3
13.7
9.8
4.7
3.7
7.3
14.0
27.5
26.8
16.9
11.8
6.0
5.3
10.1
22.0
66.2
76.7
56.4
40.7
19.2
14.5
28.8
53.3
81.1
103.5
73.4
52.5
25.2
19.8
38.9
75.3
147.3
100.0
100.0
100.0
165.1
370.7
535.9
GOVERNMENT OFFICE REGIONS
North
East
North
West
Yorkshire
and the
Humber
East
Midlands
West
Midlands
East
London
South
East
South
West
Wales
Scotland
Great
Britain
22.5
16.4
10.3
4.4
3.6
7.4
11.9
23.5
20.3
12.4
9.1
4.9
3.2
7.5
14.4
28.2
19.9
14.2
10.0
5.5
4.4
8.1
13.1
24.8
18.1
12.5
9.3
4.2
3.5
8.7
14.8
29.0
19.6
13.3
8.7
4.4
4.2
7.2
13.9
28.8
18.0
12.5
10.1
4.7
2.8
7.1
15.3
29.5
17.9
15.5
10.3
4.7
3.8
6.5
12.3
28.9
17.6
11.4
9.7
3.8
3.2
7.0
16.0
31.2
17.5
11.8
9.5
4.7
3.4
7.1
16.7
29.4
18.5
14.3
10.5
4.9
4.1
6.0
14.5
27.2
22.2
15.2
10.5
5.1
4.1
7.5
13.8
21.6
19.3
13.7
9.8
4.7
3.7
7.3
14.0
27.5
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
6.8
4.9
3.1
1.3
1.1
2.2
3.6
7.1
14.7
9.0
6.6
3.6
2.3
5.5
10.4
20.5
10.7
7.6
5.4
3.0
2.4
4.3
7.1
13.4
6.1
4.2
3.1
1.4
1.2
2.9
5.0
9.8
10.9
7.4
4.8
2.4
2.3
4.0
7.7
16.0
7.0
4.9
3.9
1.8
1.1
2.7
6.0
11.5
15.2
13.2
8.8
4.0
3.2
5.5
10.4
24.5
8.2
5.3
4.6
1.8
1.5
3.3
7.5
14.6
5.5
3.7
3.0
1.5
1.1
2.2
5.3
9.3
5.8
4.4
3.3
1.5
1.3
1.9
4.5
8.5
12.6
8.7
6.0
2.9
2.3
4.3
7.9
12.3
103.5
73.4
52.5
25.2
19.8
38.9
75.3
147.3
30.2
72.4
53.9
33.7
55.6
38.8
84.8
46.8
31.6
31.1
56.9
535.9
PER CENT
4 or less
Over 4 and up to 13
Over 13 and up to 26
Over 26 and up to 39
Over 39 and up to 52
Over 52 and up to 104
Over 104
No previous claims
Total
THOUSANDS
4 or less
Over 4 and up to 13
Over 13 and up to 26
Over 26 and up to 39
Over 39 and up to 52
Over 52 and up to 104
Over 104
No previous claims
Total
Note: This analysis has been obtained from the claimant count cohort, a 5 per cent sample of all computerised claims.
'Latest' claims in this table started between 14 July 2005 and13 October 2005 inclusive.
'Previous' claims in this table must have started after 14 July 1995.
The widest 95% confidence interval for the regional percentages is ±2.1 percentage points (Wales).
The widest 95% confidence interval for the male/female percentages is ±1.1 percentage points.
All claims have been grossed by a factor of 20 to represent the population.
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F.24
CLAIMANT COUNT
Destination of leavers from the claimant count by duration
Leavers between 9 September and 12 October 2005
UNITED KINGDOM
Duration of claim
Less than
13 weeks
Thousands
Found work
Works on average 16+ hours per week
Gone abroad
Claimed Income Support
Claimed Incapacity Benefit
Claimed another benefit
Full-time education
Approved training
Government-supported training
Retirement age reached
Automatic credits
Gone to prison
Attending court
Defective claim
Ceased claiming
Deceased
Not known
Failed to sign
New claim review
Total
As a percentage of those with a known destination
Found work
Works on average 16+ hours per week
Gone abroad
Claimed Income Support
Claimed Incapacity Benefit
Claimed another benefit
Full-time education
Approved training
Government-supported training
Retirement age reached
Automatic credits
Gone to prison
Attending court
Defective claim
Ceased claiming
Deceased
New claim review
Total
Note:
13 to 26 weeks
52 to 104 weeks
More than
104 weeks
Total
63.6
1.8
6.3
2.1
3.5
1.2
5.1
0.5
4.2
0.1
0.0
0.9
0.0
1.4
1.8
0.0
9.5
44.7
0.8
21.1
0.3
2.5
1.5
2.3
0.9
2.0
0.2
1.7
0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
2.8
15.2
0.2
13.2
0.2
1.5
1.2
2.0
0.8
1.2
0.1
4.1
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
2.4
9.6
0.2
3.6
0.1
0.4
0.4
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.0
2.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.7
2.4
0.1
0.6
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.5
0.0
102.1
2.3
10.9
5.3
9.1
3.5
8.6
0.8
12.8
0.4
0.1
1.6
0.1
1.4
3.7
0.1
15.7
72.4
1.3
147.5
52.1
37.5
11.9
3.1
252.1
68.1
1.9
6.8
2.2
3.7
1.3
5.5
0.5
4.5
0.1
0.0
1.0
0.1
1.5
1.9
0.0
0.8
62.0
0.9
7.4
4.5
6.8
2.6
5.8
0.5
4.9
0.2
0.1
1.2
0.0
0.0
2.3
0.0
0.7
51.5
0.6
5.9
4.6
7.9
3.1
4.6
0.4
16.1
0.4
0.2
0.9
0.0
0.0
3.1
0.0
0.7
41.5
0.7
5.1
5.0
11.0
3.7
3.9
0.2
24.4
0.6
0.1
0.7
0.1
0.0
2.3
0.1
0.6
26.8
0.6
4.2
5.0
13.2
9.7
2.1
0.1
31.0
2.7
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.0
2.2
0.3
0.9
62.3
1.4
6.6
3.2
5.5
2.1
5.3
0.5
7.8
0.2
0.1
1.0
0.0
0.9
2.2
0.0
0.8
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
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VACANCIES
Vacanciesa
G.1
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
Average for 3 months ending in month shownb
Monthly estimates
Level
Level
Change
on 3 months
Percentage
change
Vacancy ratioc
AP2X
AP2Y
AP3K
AP3L
AP2Z
2001 Apr
May
Jun
678.3
664.5
660.7
667.8
2.6
Jul
Aug
Sep
657.4
629.2
664.9
662.8
647.7
650.5
-17.3
-2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
Oct
Nov
Dec
587.5
588.9
600.9
625.2
611.8
591.0
-37.6
-35.9
-59.5
-5.7
-5.5
-9.1
2.4
2.4
2.3
2002 Jan
Feb
Mar
597.4
619.7
605.2
598.7
607.9
609.0
-26.9
-5.4
19.7
-4.3
-0.9
3.3
2.3
2.4
2.4
Apr
May
Jun
609.6
597.8
610.6
609.9
603.5
607.0
11.2
-4.4
-2.0
1.9
-0.7
-0.3
2.4
2.3
2.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
595.8
603.0
598.4
603.1
602.3
599.2
-6.8
-1.2
-7.8
-1.1
-0.2
-1.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
600.8
603.1
590.6
598.8
598.9
593.9
-4.3
-3.4
-5.3
-0.7
-0.6
-0.9
2.3
2.3
2.3
2003 Jan
Feb
Mar
590.0
582.5
582.2
597.7
590.9
586.5
-1.1
-8.0
-7.4
-0.2
-1.3
-1.2
2.3
2.3
2.3
Apr
May
Jun
578.5
585.8
554.9
579.5
581.5
574.1
-18.2
-9.4
-12.4
-3.0
-1.6
-2.1
2.2
2.2
2.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
564.4
594.3
593.3
570.0
570.3
584.2
-9.5
-11.2
10.1
-1.6
-1.9
1.8
2.2
2.2
2.3
Oct
Nov
Dec
599.1
612.7
610.8
593.7
599.9
603.3
23.7
29.6
19.1
4.2
5.2
3.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2004 Jan
Feb
Mar
591.9
621.2
631.2
608.3
611.2
616.4
14.6
11.3
13.1
2.5
1.9
2.2
2.4
2.3
2.4
Apr
May
Jun
618.1
635.9
645.2
623.3
628.4
632.6
15.0
17.2
16.2
2.5
2.8
2.6
2.4
2.4
2.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
657.0
640.7
631.7
646.5
647.2
643.2
23.2
18.8
10.6
3.7
3.0
1.7
2.5
2.5
2.5
Oct R
Nov
Dec
654.8
649.4
654.8
638.4
640.7
648.0
-8.1
-6.5
4.8
-1.3
-1.0
0.7
2.5
2.5
2.5
2005 Jan
Feb
Mar
655.2
631.2
619.3
655.0
647.4
636.9
16.6
6.7
-11.1
2.6
1.0
-1.7
2.5
2.5
2.4
Apr
May
Jun
648.7
646.7
628.0
632.9
639.1
640.9
-22.1
-8.3
4.0
-3.4
-1.3
0.6
2.4
2.5
2.5
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
632.7
623.6
602.7
635.8
628.7
621.8
2.9
-10.4
-19.1
0.5
-1.6
-3.0
2.4
2.4
2.4
Oct P
597.1
605.1
-30.7
-4.8
2.3
a
b
c
Source: ONS Vacancy Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
Excludes Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
The three-month averages shown often differ slightly from the corresponding averages of individual monthly estimates. This is because the two series have been seasonally adjusted independently.
Ratio of vacancies per 100 employee jobs.
R
P
Revised
Provisional
SAMPLING VARIABILITY OF VACANCY SURVEY RESULTS
The following are estimated 95 per cent confidence intervals for the Vacancy Survey results. These are
approximate only, especially those for changes over the year which are more difficult to estimate than
those for the levels of vacancies. They nevertheless provide useful guidelines as to the precision of the
results. Estimates of sampling variability of changes on three months ago are not currently available, but
are expected to be rather less than those indicated for changes on the year.
Level
Sampling
variability
Change on
year
Sampling
variability
August to October 2005 average total vacancies
Levels (000s)
Vacancy ratio (per 100 employee jobs)
605.1
2.3
± 22
± 0.1
-33.3
-0.1
± 18
± 0.1
October 2005 single month estimate
Level (000s)
597.1
± 38
-57.7
± 30
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VACANCIES
Vacancies by industry: seasonally adjusted
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
Average level for
3 months ending
SIC 1992
SECTIONS
All
vacanciesa
Energy
and water
(nsa)b
Manufacturing
Construction
Distribution, hotels
and restaurants
Transport
and
communications
Finance
and
business
services
Education,
health and
public
adminc
Other
services
(nsa)b
Total
services
(C-O)
(C, E)
(D)
(F)
(G-H)
(I)
(J-K)
(L-N)
(O)
(G-O)
AP2Y
AP32
AP33
AP34
AP35
AP36
AP37
AP38
AP39
AP3A
2003
Oct
Nov
Dec
593.7
599.9
603.3
2.8
2.7
2.6
54.2
55.0
55.6
23.3
24.1
25.1
174.9
174.6
176.6
50.1
49.5
49.2
111.3
112.3
117.1
143.8
145.8
142.1
33.4
35.9
35.1
513.5
518.1
520.1
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
608.3
611.2
616.4
2.2
2.1
2.1
56.5
57.0
56.9
25.3
23.0
23.6
183.6
185.4
187.0
50.2
50.7
50.1
119.6
123.5
123.9
140.4
140.1
139.9
30.5
29.4
32.8
524.3
529.1
533.7
Apr
May
Jun
623.3
628.4
632.6
2.3
2.5
2.5
58.7
59.9
62.6
22.9
22.5
20.4
185.7
189.5
187.2
48.5
48.6
47.4
126.4
122.8
131.2
142.5
142.2
145.1
36.3
40.3
36.2
539.4
543.4
547.1
Jul
Aug
Sep
646.5
647.2
643.2
2.6
2.7
2.8
62.1
64.1
61.0
21.4
22.9
23.4
191.9
191.4
190.9
48.0
46.6
45.2
136.5
138.3
138.8
148.0
147.8
146.3
36.1
33.5
34.8
560.5
557.6
556.0
Oct R
Nov
Dec
638.4
640.7
648.0
2.9
2.8
2.8
60.0
58.6
59.7
23.5
23.1
23.3
190.2
190.8
195.8
44.6
45.5
48.3
137.0
143.4
142.6
145.2
142.5
142.5
34.9
34.1
33.0
551.9
556.3
562.2
Jan
Feb
Mar
655.0
647.4
636.9
2.8
2.8
2.9
60.4
58.8
57.2
23.2
22.6
23.5
197.1
195.4
191.5
50.7
50.0
48.1
144.5
141.5
136.0
145.8
146.2
147.9
30.4
30.1
29.8
568.5
563.2
553.3
Apr
May
Jun
632.9
639.1
640.9
2.8
3.0
2.8
55.9
54.1
52.5
23.8
24.1
22.1
188.4
188.1
187.9
46.8
47.5
48.7
137.5
139.2
142.3
148.1
153.0
154.3
29.6
30.1
30.3
550.4
557.9
563.5
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
635.8
628.7
621.8
2.7
2.5
2.6
50.4
49.8
48.0
18.2
19.9
19.9
187.1
185.9
185.3
48.2
47.1
46.5
143.9
139.7
140.0
153.3
150.5
148.8
32.0
33.3
30.7
564.5
556.5
551.3
Oct P
605.1
2.7
46.4
21.6
179.7
44.4
134.7
144.4
31.2
534.4
2005
Ratio per 100 employee jobs
AP2Z
AP3B
AP3C
AP3D
AP3E
AP3F
AP3G
AP3H
AP3I
AP3J
2003
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.3
2.3
2.3
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.7
2.7
2.8
3.2
3.1
3.1
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.4
2.5
2.5
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
2.4
2.3
2.4
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.7
1.7
1.7
2.1
1.8
1.8
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.2
3.2
3.2
2.3
2.4
2.4
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.1
2.4
2.5
2.5
2.5
Apr
May
Jun
2.4
2.4
2.4
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.8
1.8
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.6
2.9
3.0
2.9
3.1
3.1
3.0
2.4
2.4
2.5
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.6
2.9
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.6
Jul
Aug
Sep
2.5
2.5
2.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.9
2.0
1.9
1.7
1.8
1.8
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.6
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.6
Oct R
Nov
Dec
2.5
2.5
2.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
3.0
3.0
3.1
2.9
2.9
3.1
2.6
2.8
2.8
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.5
2.5
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
2.5
2.5
2.4
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.8
1.8
1.7
1.8
1.8
1.8
3.1
3.0
3.0
3.2
3.2
3.1
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.1
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.7
2.6
2.6
Apr
May
Jun
2.4
2.5
2.5
1.6
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.9
1.9
1.7
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.1
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.6
2.6
2.6
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
2.4
2.4
2.4
1.5
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.6
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.1
3.0
3.0
2.8
2.7
2.7
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.2
2.6
2.6
2.6
Oct P
2.3
1.5
1.4
1.7
2.8
2.8
2.6
2.1
2.3
2.5
2005
Source: ONS Vacancy Survey
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
a
b
c
Excludes Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
Not seasonally adjusted. Energy and water and Other services do not display seasonality. Therefore the unadjusted series is the best estimate of a seasonally adjusted series.
Includes both public and private sectors.
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Vacancies by size of enterprise
G.3
Thousands, seasonally adjusted
UNITED
KINGDOM
Size of enterprise
All
vacanciesa
1-9
employed
10-49
employed
50-249
employed
250-2,499
employed
2,500 and over
employed
AP2Y
ALY5
ALY6
ALY7
ALY8
ALY9
2003 Oct
Nov
Dec
593.7
599.9
603.3
84.9
82.8
82.6
92.0
94.8
95.8
86.6
87.5
87.8
171.4
171.1
171.8
158.9
163.7
165.3
2004 Jan
Feb
Mar
608.3
611.2
616.4
86.6
88.0
89.9
94.1
93.5
94.7
85.8
85.3
86.7
174.2
175.4
174.6
167.5
169.0
170.6
Apr
May
Jun
623.3
628.4
632.6
88.6
87.5
88.7
95.7
95.2
96.9
87.1
88.4
88.2
179.5
183.0
183.4
172.4
174.2
175.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
646.5
647.2
643.2
94.9
96.3
94.6
99.3
98.4
95.7
91.9
91.1
94.3
182.8
182.7
181.2
177.5
178.7
177.4
Oct R
Nov
Dec
638.4
640.7
648.0
94.6
99.5
96.9
94.1
91.2
93.5
93.6
95.1
94.4
180.7
182.6
187.7
175.4
172.4
175.4
2005 Jan
Feb
Mar
655.0
647.4
636.9
90.9
83.9
84.8
98.9
98.4
98.3
95.6
91.8
86.0
189.5
186.5
181.4
180.1
186.9
186.5
Apr
May
Jun
632.9
639.1
640.9
86.9
92.7
91.6
97.4
99.4
98.2
87.7
88.5
88.7
177.0
178.3
183.6
184.0
180.1
178.9
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
635.8
628.7
621.8
93.5
95.7
95.2
97.0
93.5
90.7
84.1
80.0
78.8
182.0
181.4
180.7
179.3
178.2
176.4
Oct P
605.1
92.3
84.2
76.7
180.5
171.4
Averages for 3 months ending
Source: ONS Vacancy Survey
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Excludes Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
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VACANCIES
Vacancies by industry: not seasonally adjusted
Not seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
All
vacanciesa
Mining
and
quarrying
Food
products;
beverages
and
tobacco
Textiles,
leather
and
clothing
Chemicals
and
man-made
fibres
Basic
metals
and
metal
products
Engineering
and
allied
industries
Other
manufacturing
Electricity, gas
and water
supply
Construction
(C-O)
(C)
(DA)
(DB,DC)
(DG)
(DJ)
(DK,DL,
DM)
(DD,DE,DF,
DH,DI,DN)
(E)
(F)
Average level for
3 months ending
SIC 1992
SECTIONS
YXVW
YXWU
YXWV
YXWW
YXWX
YXWY
YXWZ
YXXA
YXXB
YXWD
2002
Levels (thousands)
Oct
Nov
Dec
636.4
634.3
598.5
0.9
0.8
0.7
13.3
13.7
12.8
3.1
2.6
2.8
6.3
5.4
4.8
5.2
6.2
6.7
16.4
16.2
14.9
19.5
18.6
15.5
1.4
1.5
1.4
20.1
21.1
20.0
2003
Jan
Feb
Mar
554.3
545.1
558.6
0.7
0.8
0.8
11.7
11.7
12.7
2.3
2.1
2.7
4.4
4.2
4.3
5.6
4.6
4.0
13.1
13.0
13.2
12.7
13.5
15.0
1.4
1.5
1.7
20.9
20.7
20.5
Apr
May
Jun
573.0
579.9
579.3
0.8
0.8
0.9
12.9
12.7
12.7
2.3
2.6
2.8
4.3
4.1
3.9
3.8
3.9
3.5
13.1
13.3
12.6
15.8
15.8
16.2
1.8
1.7
1.7
21.3
23.8
25.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
580.9
582.4
603.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
12.9
12.2
13.3
2.6
2.8
1.7
3.7
3.6
3.6
4.1
5.7
6.4
12.1
12.2
13.2
16.5
16.7
17.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
27.1
25.6
25.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
631.3
635.3
607.9
1.1
1.0
0.9
14.0
15.6
12.3
2.0
2.0
1.8
3.6
3.6
3.7
6.7
5.6
5.4
14.2
14.2
14.8
18.6
18.1
17.9
1.7
1.7
1.7
24.3
24.4
23.1
Jan
Feb
Mar
564.9
565.4
588.5
0.7
0.7
0.8
10.7
9.2
10.7
1.9
1.9
2.0
3.1
3.4
3.6
5.1
5.8
5.4
13.9
14.4
14.6
15.3
15.3
15.4
1.5
1.4
1.3
21.1
20.0
22.6
Apr
May
Jun
616.0
627.0
638.3
0.9
1.0
0.9
11.3
12.6
13.5
1.9
2.1
2.5
4.1
4.2
3.9
5.9
4.6
6.6
16.2
16.4
16.5
17.7
18.4
20.4
1.4
1.5
1.6
23.2
23.2
22.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
657.4
656.8
660.6
1.0
1.0
1.0
14.6
14.2
13.1
2.8
3.2
2.9
4.4
4.2
4.4
6.4
7.4
6.2
16.5
17.5
17.7
20.2
20.3
19.3
1.6
1.7
1.8
24.3
23.9
25.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
674.7
676.1
652.6
1.0
0.8
0.8
12.6
12.4
11.6
2.9
2.1
2.3
4.3
4.1
3.9
6.4
7.6
7.0
18.2
16.6
16.0
20.3
19.9
19.2
1.9
2.0
2.0
24.9
23.3
21.3
Jan
Feb
Mar
612.2
603.4
608.1
0.8
0.9
1.1
9.5
8.6
9.1
1.8
1.8
1.4
3.6
4.0
4.0
6.3
4.4
5.6
14.8
15.5
15.6
18.0
17.8
17.8
2.0
1.9
1.8
19.0
19.5
22.3
Apr
May
Jun
625.3
637.0
646.6
1.1
1.3
1.2
9.2
8.5
8.1
1.4
1.5
1.7
3.7
3.4
3.6
6.0
6.4
6.0
16.7
16.3
16.4
17.8
16.9
17.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
24.0
25.2
24.2
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
648.9
640.0
639.6
1.3
1.2
1.2
8.3
8.2
7.5
1.7
1.3
1.1
4.5
4.5
5.3
5.9
5.6
5.4
16.4
16.2
14.9
17.0
17.0
16.6
1.4
1.3
1.4
21.2
20.8
21.3
Oct P
641.4
1.2
6.7
1.3
5.0
4.4
15.2
18.4
1.5
23.0
-33.3
-4.9
0.2
20.0
-5.9
-46.8
-1.6
-55.2
0.7
16.3
-2.0
-31.3
-3.0
-16.5
-1.9
-9.4
-0.4
-21.1
-1.9
-7.6
2004
2005
Change on year
Percent
YXVZ
YXXK
YXXL
YXXM
YXXN
YXXO
YXXP
YXXQ
YXXR
YXWN
2002
Ratio per 100 employee jobs
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.5
2.5
2.3
1.3
1.2
1.1
2.9
3.0
2.7
1.5
1.3
1.4
2.7
2.3
2.1
1.1
1.3
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.3
1.8
1.7
1.4
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.7
1.8
1.7
2003
Jan
Feb
Mar
2.2
2.1
2.2
1.1
1.2
1.4
2.5
2.6
2.8
1.1
1.2
1.5
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.2
1.1
0.9
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.1
1.2
1.4
1.8
1.7
1.7
Apr
May
Jun
2.2
2.2
2.2
1.4
1.3
1.4
2.8
2.8
2.8
1.3
1.5
1.6
1.9
1.8
1.7
0.9
0.9
0.8
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.7
1.9
2.0
Jul
Aug
Sep
2.2
2.3
2.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
2.8
2.7
2.9
1.5
1.6
1.0
1.7
1.6
1.6
0.9
1.3
1.5
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.3
1.3
1.4
2.2
2.1
2.0
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.4
2.5
2.3
1.8
1.7
1.4
3.1
3.4
2.7
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.5
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.4
1.4
1.4
2.0
2.0
1.9
Jan
Feb
Mar
2.2
2.2
2.3
1.2
1.2
1.4
2.3
2.1
2.4
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.6
1.7
1.2
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.2
1.2
1.1
1.7
1.6
1.8
Apr
May
Jun
2.4
2.4
2.5
1.5
1.7
1.6
2.6
2.8
3.1
1.2
1.3
1.6
2.0
2.0
1.9
1.4
1.1
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.8
1.8
1.7
Jul
Aug
Sep
2.5
2.5
2.5
1.8
1.7
1.8
3.3
3.2
3.0
1.8
2.1
1.9
2.1
2.0
2.1
1.5
1.7
1.5
1.7
1.8
1.8
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.9
1.9
2.0
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.6
2.6
2.5
1.7
1.4
1.4
2.9
2.8
2.6
1.9
1.4
1.5
2.0
1.9
1.9
1.5
1.8
1.6
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.6
1.7
1.7
1.9
1.8
1.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
2.4
2.3
2.3
1.3
1.5
1.9
2.1
1.9
2.1
1.1
1.2
0.9
1.7
1.9
1.9
1.5
1.0
1.3
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.7
Apr
May
Jun
2.4
2.4
2.5
1.9
2.2
2.0
2.1
1.9
1.8
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.4
1.5
1.4
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.4
1.5
1.3
1.9
2.0
1.9
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.1
2.1
2.1
1.9
1.8
1.7
1.1
0.8
0.7
2.2
2.1
2.5
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.2
1.1
1.2
1.7
1.6
1.7
2004
2005
Oct P
Change on year
a
b
R
P
2.5
2.1
1.5
0.9
2.4
1.0
1.5
1.7
1.3
1.8
-0.1
0.4
-1.3
-1.0
0.3
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
-0.3
-0.2
Excludes Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
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Vacancies by industry: not seasonally adjusted
G.4
Not seasonally adjusted
Wholesale
trade
Retail
trade
and
repairs
Hotels
and
restaurants
Transport,
storage
and
communication
Financial
intermediation
Real
estate
renting
and
business
activities
Public
administrationb
Educationb
(G: 51)
(G: 50,52)
(H)
(I)
(J)
(K)
(L)
(M)
a
b
R
P
Health
and
social
workb
Other
services
(N)
(O)
UNITED KINGDOM
Average level for
3 months ending
SIC 1992
SECTIONS
YXXC
YXXD
YXXE
YXWF
YXXF
YXXG
YXXH
YXXI
YXXJ
YXWI
24.5
25.2
23.4
124.1
125.8
110.0
58.8
55.6
51.9
57.2
58.3
56.1
24.1
22.5
21.8
87.9
85.6
82.7
17.2
17.4
17.1
36.8
38.3
37.9
87.9
90.1
87.9
31.6
29.5
30.0
2002 Oct
Nov
Dec
22.3
23.2
24.9
89.9
79.9
79.2
46.3
45.0
47.5
51.0
50.1
50.4
22.1
22.0
23.5
80.9
81.2
84.2
16.4
17.0
17.1
35.5
36.7
36.9
85.8
84.6
82.8
31.2
33.3
37.0
2003 Jan
Feb
Mar
24.2
21.6
21.5
81.3
82.8
84.7
54.2
59.8
63.0
50.6
48.3
48.0
23.9
25.3
24.9
83.8
84.2
80.2
18.2
18.6
19.1
39.7
41.5
44.0
85.1
84.1
84.3
35.7
34.9
30.5
Apr
May
Jun
22.4
26.0
26.0
86.3
90.3
98.4
63.3
57.7
58.2
46.2
48.9
52.0
25.2
25.9
26.2
80.8
80.7
84.2
19.7
19.0
19.4
44.1
42.8
42.0
81.8
81.2
83.3
29.7
28.6
30.5
Jul
Aug
Sep
27.6
25.3
25.4
109.8
115.8
109.1
58.1
58.0
51.4
53.9
52.2
50.5
27.2
27.5
27.2
87.6
85.4
85.8
20.0
20.5
19.0
42.4
41.9
40.5
85.1
86.6
82.1
33.4
35.9
35.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
24.3
27.5
27.9
98.9
88.8
89.3
48.0
49.1
54.9
46.8
47.2
46.9
26.7
29.9
31.6
83.9
87.0
91.6
17.3
17.0
17.2
37.1
37.4
37.7
77.8
79.8
82.1
30.5
29.4
32.8
2004 Jan
Feb
Mar
27.7
26.6
26.8
90.6
97.0
100.8
58.9
59.1
56.0
48.2
49.0
47.8
33.5
32.9
33.3
95.0
94.6
100.9
17.6
18.7
19.6
40.0
41.1
43.2
85.6
83.6
85.8
36.3
40.3
36.2
Apr
May
Jun
28.3
29.0
27.9
105.4
106.7
111.8
57.2
57.2
60.1
48.1
46.8
46.6
32.6
31.9
32.1
106.6
108.1
107.6
19.8
19.3
18.5
45.6
44.6
43.1
85.8
86.2
86.5
36.1
33.5
34.8
Jul
Aug
Sep
29.7
30.3
29.6
121.1
126.6
121.7
59.2
58.4
53.8
47.7
48.1
49.6
32.9
31.8
31.1
107.9
112.3
107.5
19.1
19.5
19.8
43.4
43.2
43.1
86.4
82.9
79.1
34.9
34.1
33.0
Oct
Nov
Dec
27.5
26.1
27.9
108.7
102.7
100.6
49.0
48.0
47.8
47.5
47.1
45.0
30.4
32.0
32.7
105.0
102.8
101.7
18.8
18.0
18.5
40.2
41.5
41.7
78.7
80.7
83.6
30.4
30.1
29.8
2005 Jan
Feb
Mar
27.6
27.0
28.0
99.2
99.4
100.2
53.5
54.6
55.6
46.4
47.5
49.1
33.8
34.4
36.2
105.1
108.5
108.9
20.2
20.7
21.0
45.0
47.2
49.4
83.3
86.5
87.6
29.6
30.1
30.3
Apr
May
Jun
27.0
25.7
23.2
106.1
108.2
114.9
53.2
54.1
56.5
48.4
47.4
48.1
37.2
36.1
34.9
110.0
105.9
106.3
20.2
19.8
19.8
49.0
47.1
44.3
88.1
86.2
86.1
32.0
33.3
30.7
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
22.9
117.2
59.3
47.5
33.9
104.6
20.3
46.0
81.8
31.2
-6.8
-22.9
-3.9
-3.2
0.1
0.2
-0.2
-0.4
1.0
3.0
-3.3
-3.1
1.2
6.3
2.6
6.0
-4.6
-5.3
-3.7
-10.6
YXXS
YXXT
YXXU
YXWP
YXXV
YXXW
YXXX
YXXY
YXXZ
YXWS
2.2
2.2
2.1
3.6
3.6
3.2
3.4
3.2
3.0
3.6
3.7
3.6
2.2
2.0
2.0
2.2
2.2
2.1
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.7
1.7
1.7
3.1
3.2
3.1
2.3
2.1
2.2
2002 Oct
Nov
Dec
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.6
2.3
2.3
2.7
2.5
2.7
3.2
3.2
3.2
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.0
2.0
2.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.6
1.6
1.6
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.3
2.4
2.7
2003 Jan
Feb
Mar
2.2
1.9
1.9
2.4
2.4
2.4
3.0
3.4
3.5
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.1
2.1
2.0
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.6
2.6
2.2
Apr
May
Jun
2.0
2.3
2.3
2.5
2.6
2.8
3.6
3.2
3.3
2.9
3.1
3.3
2.3
2.3
2.4
2.0
2.0
2.1
1.3
1.3
1.3
2.0
1.9
1.9
2.8
2.8
2.9
2.2
2.1
2.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
2.5
2.3
2.3
3.2
3.3
3.2
3.3
3.3
2.9
3.4
3.3
3.2
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.2
2.1
2.1
1.3
1.4
1.3
1.9
1.9
1.8
2.9
3.0
2.8
2.4
2.6
2.6
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.2
2.5
2.5
2.9
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.7
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.4
2.7
2.9
2.1
2.1
2.2
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.6
1.6
1.6
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.2
2.1
2.4
2004 Jan
Feb
Mar
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.6
2.8
2.9
3.3
3.3
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.0
2.3
2.3
2.5
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.7
1.8
1.9
2.9
2.8
2.9
2.6
2.9
2.6
Apr
May
Jun
2.5
2.6
2.5
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.3
3.1
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.6
2.6
2.6
1.3
1.3
1.2
2.0
1.9
1.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.6
2.4
2.5
Jul
Aug
Sep
2.6
2.7
2.6
3.5
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.2
3.0
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.6
2.7
2.6
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.9
1.9
1.9
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.5
2.5
2.4
Oct
Nov
Dec
2.5
2.3
2.5
3.1
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.7
2.6
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.9
3.0
2.6
2.5
2.5
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.7
1.8
1.8
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.2
2.2
2.2
2005 Jan
Feb
Mar
2.5
2.4
2.5
2.8
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.1
3.0
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.3
2.6
2.7
2.7
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.8
2.9
3.0
2.2
2.2
2.2
Apr
May
Jun
2.4
2.3
2.1
3.0
3.1
3.3
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.1
3.4
3.3
3.2
2.7
2.6
2.6
1.3
1.3
1.3
2.1
2.0
1.9
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.3
2.4
2.2
Jul R
Aug R
Sep R
2.0
3.4
3.3
3.0
3.1
2.6
1.3
2.0
2.8
2.3
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.1
-0.2
-0.3
Levels (thousands)
Oct P
Change on year
Percent
Ratio per 100 employee jobs
Oct P
Change on year
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REDUNDANCIES
Redundancies: levels and ratesa
Per cent, seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
All
Male
a
Female
Level (000s)
Ratea
BEIX
BEJA
BEJD
112
107
99
120
110
106
128
104
93
78
9.8
9.2
8.3
9.9
8.9
8.5
10.2
8.3
7.4
6.2
51
55
63
59
64
58
67
53
52
50
4.8
5.0
5.7
5.2
5.6
5.0
5.7
4.5
4.4
4.2
6.5
6.4
6.2
102
100
96
8.1
7.9
7.7
56
56
55
4.7
4.7
4.7
139
139
131
5.7
5.7
5.4
91
90
80
7.3
7.2
6.4
48
49
51
4.0
4.1
4.2
Jan-Mar 2004
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
139
141
146
5.7
5.8
5.9
90
92
93
7.2
7.4
7.4
49
49
52
4.1
4.1
4.4
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
147
141
139
6.0
5.8
5.7
90
82
83
7.1
6.5
6.6
57
59
56
4.7
5.0
4.6
Jul-Sep
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
133
137
141
5.4
5.6
5.7
80
84
92
6.4
6.7
7.3
54
52
49
4.5
4.4
4.1
Oct-Dec
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
Dec 2004-Feb 2005 (Win)
144
138
135
5.8
5.6
5.5
93
87
82
7.3
6.9
6.5
52
50
53
4.3
4.2
4.4
Jan-Mar 2005
Feb-Apr
Mar-May (Spr)
134
129
129
5.4
5.2
5.2
80
79
78
6.3
6.2
6.2
54
50
50
4.5
4.1
4.2
Apr-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug (Sum)
128
144
151
5.2
5.8
6.1
82
93
101
6.5
7.3
8.0
46
51
51
3.8
4.2
4.2
Jul-Sep
157
6.3
101
7.9
56
4.6
Changes
Over last 3 months
Per cent
29
22.5
1.2
18
22.3
1.5
10
22.8
0.8
Over last 12 months
Per cent
24
17.8
0.9
21
26.2
1.6
3
5.4
0.2
Level (000s)
Level (000s)
Rate
BEAO
BEIR
BEIU
163
161
163
180
174
164
195
157
146
129
7.4
7.2
7.1
7.7
7.3
6.8
8.0
6.4
5.9
5.2
3-months averages
Jul-Sep 2003
Aug-Oct
Sep-Nov (Aut)
158
156
152
Oct-Dec
Nov 2003-Jan 2004
Dec 2003-Feb 2004 (Win)
All
Spring quarters
(Mar-May)
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Rate
a
Source: Labour Force Survey
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The redundancy rate is based on the ratio of the redundancy level for the given quarter to the number of employees in the previous quarter, multiplied by 1,000.
Note: Data are revised in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
H.32
REDUNDANCIES
Redundancies by industrya
Thousands, not seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
SIC 1992
All
redundanciesb
All
Agriculture,
fishing,
energy
and water
Manufacturing
Construction
Distribution,
hotels and
restaurants
Transport
and communication
Banking
finance and
insurance
Education
health and
public admin
Total
services
(A-C, E)
(D)
(F)
(G, H)
(I)
(J-K)
(L-N)
(G-Q)
BEYV
BEAJ
BEAK
BEAL
BEBJ
BEBV
BEBW
BEAP
BEBU
Spring 1997
Spring 1998
Spring 1999
Spring 2000
Spring 2001
Spring 2002
Spring 2003
Spring 2004
165
166
183
176
166
196
157
144
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
50
56
74
71
56
70
54
44
20
11
23
14
15
13
16
13
35
33
27
36
34
29
29
25
13
14
13
13
12
25
11
14
21
24
25
25
27
35
28
26
17
11
10
*
*
11
*
*
90
93
80
84
90
108
82
82
Summer 2004
Autumn 2004
Winter 2004/2005
Spring 2005
Summer 2005
137
139
142
127
151
*
*
*
*
*
43
33
43
29
55
13
15
13
14
11
26
31
25
31
30
13
10
15
12
*
25
28
29
22
25
11
15
*
*
15
78
87
82
77
83
a
b
Further redundancy data are available at www.statistics.gov.uk/STATBASE/Products.asp?vink=9474
The level for each industry may not sum to the total as all redundancies includes those people who did not state their industry.
Note: Other services (O-Q) are not shown separately in this table as the sample size is too small to provide reliable redundancy estimates.
Data are revised in line with the latest interim reweighted LFS estimates.
*
Sample size too small for a reliable estimate.
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OTHER LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS
Labour disputesa: summary
Not seasonally adjusted
UNITED KINGDOM
Number of stoppages
Number of workers (thousands)
Working days lost in all stoppages in progress in
period (thousands)
Beginning in period
In progress in period
Beginning involvement
in period in any dispute
All involvement in
period
All industries and
services
All manufacturing
industries
159
200
207
187
141
131
125
166
205
212
194
146
133
130
91
140
182
167
918
123
272
93
141
183
180
943
151
293
282
242
499
525
1323
499
905
34
57
52
43
21
63
31
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2002
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
11
13
15
6
20
22
21
13
3.3
33.4
117.1
1.3
10.4
41.5
133.6
3.8
9.9
41.6
371.4
10.5
1.4
1.0
0.6
0.4
2003
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
9
11
8
8
8
12
12
7
11
20
14
11
11
13
11
11
16
19
17
10
16
24
21
16
2.1
9.8
4.5
3.4
5.9
4.9
6.5
1.1
7.4
52.2
7.8
17.0
29.7
10.3
5.2
6.1
9.5
11.7
10.7
2.9
12.5
58.6
16.7
23.2
91.6
13.4
14.0
9.8
25.8
33.4
47.3
11.7
23.9
130.9
61.6
35.7
1.6
8.1
1.9
1.8
1.5
1.8
1.4
1.6
5.0
3.1
35.1
0.4
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
11
16
8
12
11
13
9
7
12
10
11
5
16
23
19
18
17
20
15
10
16
16
15
8
18.6
91.5
4.8
6.8
5.3
4.7
2.7
1.1
1.8
1.3
132.2
2.2
23.0
118.7
12.7
51.8
10.9
7.2
40.4
3.3
2.8
2.2
132.7
3.2
32.0
219.9
132.3
199.6
62.2
18.8
93.5
15.5
7.0
6.7
114.5
2.8
8.8
10.2
2.2
1.3
1.0
0.9
1.6
0.4
0.3
0.5
3.1
0.2
2005
Jan P
Feb P
Mar P
Apr P
May P
Jun P
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
7
5
6
10
16
8
10
12
11
7
8
7
13
18
14
15
15
19
0.6
6.6
3.2
2.7
26.2
1.8
5.2
5.0
4.3
0.6
6.9
3.2
3.4
26.4
2.3
5.6
5.4
6.5
0.7
7.6
4.1
5.4
31.9
4.6
14.9
17.4
28.5
0.1
0.2
0.1
1.9
1.5
4.3
1.2
6.0
Working days lost in all stoppages in progress in period by industry
UNITED
KINGDOM
SIC 1992
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Agriculture,
hunting,
forestry and
fishing
Mining,
quarrying,
electricity,
gas and
water
A,B
C,E
Manufacturing
D
Construction
F
Wholesale
Transport,
and retail trade; storage and
repairs;
commuhotels and
nication
restaurants
G,H
I
Thousands, not seasonally adjusted
Finance,
real estate,
renting
and business
activities
J,K
Public
administration
and
defence
L
Education
M
Health
and social
work
N
Other
community,
social and
personal
service
activities
O,P,Q
-
3
25
5
34
57
52
43
21
63
31
13
49
49
10
17
14
-
7
10
40
4
62
1
1
139
50
97
107
96
126
44
9
2
9
-
28
35
50
216
488
138
437
6
25
50
43
376
131
379
16
5
122
73
148
15
4
30
7
36
4
107
10
4
2002
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
-
-
1.4
1.0
0.6
0.4
-
4.1
1.7
-
7.3
14.0
2.7
3.6
0.3
0.6
0.2
0.7
8.1
288.5
1.4
0.1
3.9
62.5
-
5.6
8.2
4.9
0.1
4.2
7.0
0.1
2003
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
-
0.4
-
1.6
8.1
1.9
1.8
1.5
1.8
1.4
1.6
5.0
3.1
35.1
0.4
4.2
4.2
2.0
3.2
0.3
0.8
1.5
0.9
4.5
2.7
0.2
5.4
12.9
0.9
3.5
82.2
8.1
2.8
0.1
0.4
-
86.2
0.8
0.1
2.1
0.5
8.9
8.2
0.7
10.5
4.4
16.1
2.2
3.3
6.3
0.4
16.9
16.5
16.8
0.8
13.9
30.8
8.6
14.8
4.9
4.5
4.2
1.5
0.2
-
0.1
0.3
1.1
0.6
0.9
1.7
2.4
2.3
0.6
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
-
0.1
1.9
1.3
1.4
0.5
-
8.8
10.2
2.2
1.3
1.0
0.9
1.6
0.4
0.3
0.5
3.1
0.2
0.1
-
0.7
0.2
-
1.1
1.2
1.7
3.7
2.9
13.1
9.7
2.2
3.8
3.7
0.8
0.1
-
16.5
111.8
8.9
88.9
9.9
9.4
78.5
5.1
3.3
0.5
105.8
-
5.0
95.6
117.2
103.5
49.9
4.8
0.1
0.4
1.1
1.2
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
1.0
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.6
0.2
-
2005
Jan P
Feb P
Mar P
Apr P
May P
Jun P
Jul P
Aug P
Sep P
-
-
0.1
0.2
0.1
1.9
1.5
4.3
1.2
6.0
0.1
0.1
-
9.7
11.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
2.7
1.9
1.0
10.4
3.1
7.5
0.4
1.3
1.8
0.1
0.3
2.1
0.1
2.8
0.1
5.4
3.0
1.3
0.1
4.4
3.1
1.4
16.7
0.1
0.1
-
0.1
1.2
4.6
0.1
-
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Labour disputesa: stoppages in progress
Stoppages in progress: industry
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Not seasonally adjusted
Stoppages: September 2005 P
UNITED KINGDOM
12 months to September 2004
12 months to September 2005 P
Stoppages
Stoppages
United Kingdom
SIC 1992
Agriculture, hunting,
forestry and fishing
Mining and quarrying
Manufacturing of:
food,beverages and
tobacco;
textiles and textile
products;
leather and leather
products;
wood and wood
products;
pulp, paper and paper
products; printing
and publishing;
coke,refined petroleum
products, nuclear
fuels;
chemicals, chemical
products and manmade fibres;
rubber and plastics;
other non-metallic
mineral products;
basic metals and
fabricated metal
products;
machinery and
equipment n.e.c;
electrical and
optical equipment;
transport equipment;
manufacturing n.e.c.
Electricity, gas and
water supply
Construction
Wholesale and retail
trade; repairs
Hotels and restaurants
Transport, storage and
communication
Financial intermediation
Real estate, renting and
business activities
Public administration and
defence
Education
Health and social work
Other community,social and
personal service
activities
All industries
and services
148b
1
Workers
involved
Working
days lost
500
4,900
-
Workers
involved
Working
days lost
-
-
4
600
2,000
4
700
1,600
1
+
100
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
400
1,000
3
100
1,600
1
600
1,200
1
1,400
4,900
1
2
+
100
100
300
1
-
100
-
200
-
1
200
700
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
100
900
3
700
2,100
2
300
1,700
1
9
1
100
13,100
500
200
55,100
2,400
1
8
1
200
3,100
100
300
8,100
100
2
4
300
900
300
5,600
2
200
200
2
1
800
+
1,400
++
1
1
100
700
200
21,100
Number of
stoppages
49,000
+
128,700
++
49
2
15,000
2,300
36,100
3,000
1
100
100
5
1,800
3,400
22
15
3
93,300
54,500
300
363,300
430,100
1,400
11
18
2
131,200
27,500
800
116,900
29,300
2,400
12
4,700
8,000
9
7,000
7,100
220,700
1,009,100
192,500
239,000
117b
See 'Definitions' on pS4 for notes of coverage.
Some stoppages which affected more than one industry group have been counted under each of
the industries but only once in the total for all industries and services.
+
Less than 50 workers involved.
++ Less than 50 working days lost.
P Provisional
Working
days lost
Stoppages in progress
19
6,500
28,500
of which, stoppages:
Beginning in month
Continuing from earlier months
11
8
4,300c
2,200
14,700
13,800
c Including 4,300 directly involved.
P Provisional
Stoppages in progress: cause
United Kingdom
58
1
Workers
involved
Pay: wage-rates and earnings levels
Extra wage and fringe benefits
Duration and pattern of hours worked
Redundancy questions
Trade union matters
Working conditions and supervision
Manning and work allocation
Dismissal and other disciplinary measures
All causes
Not seasonally adjusted
12 months to September 2005 P
Stoppages
Workers
involved
Working
days lost
53
4
25
10
7
7
6
5
32,300
400
6,500
144,600
1,700
2,400
3,300
1,300
62,700
600
12,600
122,200
4,100
10,000
25,300
1,400
117
192,500
239,000
Source: ONS Labour Disputes Inquiry
Labour Market Statistics Helpline: 020 7533 6094
a
b
P Provisional
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J.1
ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Background economic indicators
Seasonally adjusted
Output
GDP
UNITED
KINGDOM
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
GDP
Index of output UK
Chained volume
measures
Market prices
Production
industriesa
2002=100
£ billion
YBEZ
89.5
92.2
95.9
98.0
100.0
102.5
105.8
ABMI
938.1
966.6
1,005.5
1,027.9
1,048.5
1,074.9
1,108.9
3.2
3.0
4.0
2.2
2.0
2.5
3.2
CKYW
101.1
102.3
104.2
102.6
100.0
99.5
100.3
1.1
1.2
1.9
-1.5
-2.5
-0.5
0.8
CKYY
101.3
102.1
104.6
103.2
100.0
100.1
102.0
0.6
0.8
2.4
-1.3
-3.1
0.1
1.9
GDQS
87.0
90.3
94.3
97.4
100.0
102.7
106.5
4.8
3.8
4.4
3.3
2.7
2.7
3.7
GDQB
93.1
93.4
94.6
96.3
100.0
105.2
108.7
1.1
0.3
1.3
1.8
3.8
5.2
3.3
92.1
94.9
100.0
97.6
97.8
98.9
102.9
2.1
3.0
5.4
-2.4
0.2
1.1
4.0
Change on 2002=100
year (%)
Manufacturing
industriesb
Service
industries
Index of
production
OECD
Countries
Construction
output
Change on 2002=100 Change on 2002=100 Change on
year (%)
year (%)
year (%)
2002=100 Change on 2000=100 Change on
year (%)
year (%)
2004
Q3
Q4
106.0
106.5
277.8
279.1
3.0
2.5
99.9
100.1
0.4
0.0
101.7
102.3
1.5
1.2
106.8
107.4
3.6
3.0
109.0
109.7
1.8
1.9
103.1
103.5
4.4
2.8
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3
106.8
107.3
107.7
279.8
281.2
282.3
1.7
1.5
1.6
99.2
99.2
98.6
-1.1
-1.8
-1.3
101.5
101.3
101.6
-0.1
-1.1
-0.1
108.0
108.6
109.2
2.4
2.2
2.2
109.9
110.6
111.2
1.8
2.2
2.0
104.2
104.6
..
2.5
1.6
..
Gross trading
profits of companiesc
RPI
Pricesd
Income
Real household
disposable income
£ billion
2002=100
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Change on £ billion
year (%)
Change on
year (%)
Producer Price Indexb ,d
RPIX
Inventories
All manufacturing
industries
Change on Change on
year (%)
year (%)
OSXS
87.4
90.2
94.4
98.3
100.0
102.8
105.0
0.9
3.2
4.7
4.1
1.7
2.8
2.1
CAED
153.3
157.1
156.7
154.3
161.6
172.6
186.0
2.8
2.5
-0.3
-1.5
4.7
6.8
7.8
CZBH
3.4
1.5
3.0
1.8
1.7
2.9
3.0
CDKQ
2.6
2.3
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.8
2.2
Excluding FBTPe
Changes on yearf
Input
prices
Output
prices
Input
prices
Output
prices
Chained volume
measures
Change on
year (%)
Change on
year (%)
Change on
year (%)
Change on
year (%)
£ billion
PLLU
0.0
0.4
1.5
-0.3
0.1
1.5
2.5
RNNQ
-4.7
-3.6
3.7
-1.3
-4.8
-0.3
1.8
RNNK
-9.1
-1.3
7.4
-1.2
-4.5
1.4
4.0
PLLV
-1.0
-1.1
-0.2
-0.6
-0.1
1.3
1.9
CAFU
4.9
6.4
5.3
6.2
2.9
4.6
5.1
2004
Q3
Q4
105.8
105.5
3.0
1.6
47.0
47.8
6.6
7.9
3.1
3.4
2.1
2.3
5.6
6.7
2.9
3.3
2.4
4.6
2.1
2.7
1.3
1.5
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3
105.9
107.0
..
2.0
1.9
..
47.5
47.7
..
4.9
3.9
..
3.2
3.0
2.8
2.2
2.2
2.4
10.5
9.8
12.4
2.7
2.8
3.1
7.8
7.0
7.1
2.5
2.5
2.1
1.8
-0.1
..
Business investmentg
Expenditure
Household final
consumption
expenditure
Chained volume
measures
£ billion
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Retail sales valued
Retail sales volume
Change on 2000=100 Change on
year (%)
year (%)
2000=100 Change on
year (%)
All
industries
Manufacturing
industries
Non-manufacturing industries
General government
final consumption
Chained volume
measures
Chained volume
measures
Chained colume
measures
Chained volume
measures
£ billion
£ billion
Change on
year (%)
ABJR
572.3
598.8
625.1
644.9
667.4
684.8
710.2
3.9
4.6
4.4
3.2
3.5
2.6
3.7
EAPS
92.5
95.7
100.0
106.1
112.7
116.6
123.6
2.9
3.5
4.5
6.1
6.2
3.5
6.0
EAFY
93.4
96.5
100.0
105.9
111.1
114.0
119.2
3.9
3.3
3.6
5.9
4.9
2.6
4.6
NPEL
100.0
103.5
108.2
109.8
110.2
107.7
111.4
18.5
3.5
4.5
1.5
0.3
-2.2
3.4
APIN
20.4
18.6
18.0
16.2
13.8
13.4
13.7
Change on £ billion
year (%)
Change on
year (%)
£ billion Change on
year (%)
4.1
-8.8
-3.0
-10.1
-14.8
-3.1
2.5
APIT
80.0
85.1
90.3
93.6
96.4
94.4
97.7
22.4
6.4
6.0
3.7
3.0
-2.1
3.5
NMRY
184.3
191.6
198.6
202.0
211.0
220.4
226.2
1.1
4.0
3.7
1.7
4.4
4.5
2.6
2004
Q3
Q4
178.3
179.4
3.7
3.9
125.0
124.8
6.7
4.5
115.2
137.2
4.9
3.3
28.2
28.2
6.8
2.7
3.4
3.6
7.2
4.4
24.8
24.6
6.7
2.4
56.6
56.7
2.0
0.5
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3
179.6
180.3
..
2.7
1.5
..
124.9
125.6
126.2
2.8
1.5
1.0
111.1
115.8
115.5
2.0
0.3
0.3
28.3
28.7
..
2.9
4.2
..
3.4
3.6
..
3.4
2.9
..
24.9
25.1
..
2.8
4.4
..
57.0
57.3
..
0.9
1.5
..
Financial indicators
Effective exchange
rated,h
1990=100
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Change on
year (%)
Trade in goods
Base
lending
rated,i
FTSE
All-shared
Money supply
growth
M0
(%)
Change on
year (%)
Balance of payments
Export volume
Import volume
Trade in
goods
balance
Current
balance
2002=100 Change on
year (%)
£billion
£billion
M4
Change on Change on 2002=100
year (%)
year (%)
AGBG
103.9
103.8
107.5
105.8
106.0
100.2
104.1
3.3
-0.1
3.6
-1.6
0.2
-5.5
3.9
AMIH
7.24
5.34
5.97
5.13
4.00
3.69
4.38
HSEL
2,673.9
3,242.1
2,983.8
2,523.9
1,893.7
2,207.4
2,412.3
10.9
21.2
-8.0
-15.4
-25.0
16.6
9.3
VQMX
6.1
7.3
8.0
7.1
7.9
7.3
6.0
VQJW
9.3
5.0
7.4
7.7
6.3
7.2
8.6
Change on
year (%)
BQKU
85.6
88.3
99.1
101.7
100.0
99.7
101.5
1.1
3.2
12.2
2.6
-1.7
-0.3
1.8
BQKV
77.9
83.2
90.9
95.9
100.0
102.0
108.9
8.5
6.8
9.3
5.5
4.3
2.0
6.8
BOKI
-21.8
-29.1
-33.0
-40.6
-47.1
-47.9
-60.3
HBOP
-4.0
-24.3
-24.4
-22.2
-16.5
-16.8
-23.3
2004
Q3
Q4
104.8
102.4
5.6
2.2
4.65
4.75
2,271.7
2,412.3
12.0
9.3
5.5
5.6
9.1
9.3 R
102.4
103.2
4.9
4.3
110.0
112.2
9.0
7.5
-15.6
-16.1
-9.0
-4.1
2005
Q1
Q2
Q3
102.9
104.3
102.9
-1.2
-0.9
-1.8
4.75
4.75
4.59
2,457.7
2,560.2
2,745.8
11.9
14.9
20.9
5.5
4.3
5.4
10.6
10.6 R
11.4
102.1
109.0
110.5
2.4
8.2
7.9
110.2
112.9
116.3
4.8
4.3
5.7
-15.7
-14.6
-16.7
-7.3
-3.1
..
a
b
c
d
e
f
Production industries: SIC sections C to E.
Manufacturing industries: SIC section D.
Industrial and commercial companies (excluding North Sea oil companies) including
inventory holding gains.
Not seasonally adjusted.
FBTP stands for food, beverages, tobacco and petroleum.
Value of physical increase in stocks and work in progress.
g
h
i
Total business investment excluding expenditure on land and existing buildings.
Average of daily rates.
Base lending rate of the London clearing banks on the last Friday of the period shown.
R
Revised
Note: Data values from which percentage changes are calculated may have been rounded. For most indicators two series are given, representing the series itself in the units stated and the percentage change in the
series on the same period a year earlier.
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CPI, RPI and other selected indices
Consumer prices index (CPI)a
All items retail prices index (RPI)
All items retail prices index (RPI) excluding
Mortgage interest
payments (RPIX)
Index
(1996=100)
Percentage
change
over
12 months
J.11
Index
(Jan 13,
1987=100)
Percentage
change
over
12 months
Index
(Jan 13,
1987=100)
Percentage
change
over
12 months
Mortgage interest payments
and indirect taxes (RPIY)b
Percentage
Index
change
(Jan 13
over
1987=100)
12 months
CHVJ
CJYR
CHAW
CZBH
CHMK
CDKQ
CBZW
CBZX
2003
Oct
Nov
Dec
110.4
110.3
110.7
1.4
1.3
1.3
182.6
182.7
183.5
2.6
2.5
2.8
181.3
181.4
181.8
2.7
2.5
2.6
173.1
173.1
173.5
2.4
2.1
2.2
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
110.1
110.4
110.6
1.4
1.3
1.1
183.1
183.8
184.6
2.6
2.5
2.6
181.4
182.0
182.5
2.4
2.3
2.1
173.2
173.9
174.3
2.0
1.9
1.7
Apr
May
Jun
111.0
111.4
111.3
1.2
1.5
1.6
185.7
186.5
186.8
2.5
2.8
3.0
183.6
184.3
184.2
2.0
2.3
2.3
174.9
175.6
175.6
1.8
2.2
2.3
Jul
Aug
Sep
111.0
111.3
111.4
1.4
1.3
1.1
186.8
187.4
188.1
3.0
3.2
3.1
183.8
184.3
184.7
2.2
2.2
1.9
175.1
175.7
176.1
2.0
2.0
1.7
Oct
Nov
Dec
111.7
111.9
112.5
1.2
1.5
1.6
188.6
189.0
189.9
3.3
3.4
3.5
185.1
185.4
186.4
2.1
2.2
2.5
176.6
176.9
177.9
2.0
2.2
2.5
Jan
Feb
Mar
111.9
112.2
112.7
1.6
1.6
1.9
188.9
189.6
190.5
3.2
3.2
3.2
185.2
185.9
186.8
2.1
2.1
2.4
176.7
177.4
178.3
2.0
2.0
2.3
Apr
May
Jun
113.1
113.5
113.5
1.9
1.9
2.0
191.6
192.0
192.2
3.2
2.9
2.9
187.8
188.2
188.3
2.3
2.1
2.2
179.0
179.4
179.5
2.3
2.2
2.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
113.6
114.0
114.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
192.2
192.6
193.1
2.9
2.8
2.7
188.3
188.6
189.3
2.4
2.3
2.5
179.5
179.8
180.5
2.5
2.3
2.5
Oct
114.3
2.3
193.3
2.5
189.5
2.4
180.7
2.3
2005
Source: ONS
Enquiries: 020 7533 5874
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b
Prior to 10 December 2003, the consumer prices index (CPI) was published in the UK as the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP).
The taxes excluded are council tax, duties, vehicle excise duty, insurance tax and air passenger duty.
CONSUMER PRICES
Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs)a,b: EU comparisons
European Unionc
United Kingdom
J.12
Monetary Union Area average
Index
1996=100
Percentage
change over
12 months
EU 15
Index
1996=100
EU 25
Index
1996=100
EU 15
Percentage
change over
12 months
EU 25
Percentage
change over
12 months
Index
1996=100
Percentage
change over
12 months
A4KQ
CLNX
A4L3
CHVJ
CJYR
CLNJ
CLNK
CLNS
2003
Oct
Nov
Dec
110.4
110.3
110.7
1.4
1.3
1.3
113.6
113.6
113.9
..
..
..
1.9
2.0
1.8
..
..
..
113.8
113.9
114.2
2.0
2.2
2.0
2004
Jan
Feb
Mar
110.1
110.4
110.6
1.4
1.3
1.1
113.7
113.9
114.6
..
..
..
1.8
1.5
1.5
..
..
..
114.0
114.2
115.0
1.9
1.6
1.7
Apr
May
Jun
111.0
111.4
111.3
1.2
1.5
1.6
115.0
..
..
..
115.5
115.5
1.8
..
..
..
2.3
2.3
115.5
115.9
115.9
2.0
2.5
2.4
Jul
Aug
Sep
111.0
111.3
111.4
1.4
1.3
1.1
..
..
..
115.3
115.5
115.7
..
..
..
2.2
2.1
2.0
115.7
115.9
116.1
2.3
2.3
2.1
Oct
Nov
Dec
111.7
111.9
112.5
1.2
1.5
1.6
..
..
..
116.1
116.0
116.5
..
..
..
2.2
2.1
2.2
116.5
116.4
116.9
2.4
2.2
2.4
Jan
Feb
Mar
111.9
112.2
112.7
1.6
1.6
1.9
..
..
..
115.9
116.3
117.0
..
..
..
2.0
2.1
2.1
116.2
116.6
117.4
1.9
2.1
2.1
Apr
May
Jun
113.1
113.5
113.5
1.9
1.9
2.0
..
..
..
117.5
117.8
117.9
..
..
..
2.1
2.0
2.0
117.9
118.2
118.3
2.1
2.0
2.1
Jul
Aug
Sep
113.6
114.0
114.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
..
..
..
117.8
118.1
118.6 P
..
..
..
2.1
2.2
2.5 P
118.2
118.5
119.1 P
2.2
2.2
2.6 P
Oct
114.3
2.3
..
..
..
..
2005
a
b
c
P
..
..
Source: ONS/Eurostat
Enquiries: 020 7533 5874
Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) are being calculated in each member state of the European Union for the purpose of international comparisons. This is in the context of one of the
convergence criteria for monetary union as required by the Maastricht Treaty. The rules underlying the construction of the HICPs for EU member states were published in a Commission
Regulation of 9 September 1996. The HICPs replace the Interim Indices of Consumer Prices which were published by Eurostat in a monthly news release.
Published as the consumer prices index (CPI) in the UK.
EU average extended from 15 to 25 countries on 1 May 2004.
Provisional
Note: Additional RPI information is available on the National Statistics website: www.statitistic.gov.uk/rpi and for the CPI: www.statistics.gov.uk/cpi.
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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING MEASURES
Work-based learning for adults
Thousands
Starts to WBLAa
Number participating on WBLA
Leavers from WBLAa
Male
Female
Totalb
Male
Female
Totalb
Male
Female
Totalb
Total 2001-2002
10.8
4.6
15.4
47.5
17.9
65.4
36.7
13.3
50.0
2002
Apr
May
Jun
10.8
11.0
10.9
4.6
4.9
4.7
15.4
15.8
15.6
4.2
5.6
3.9
1.7
2.3
1.5
5.9
7.9
5.4
4.3
5.4
4.0
1.6
2.0
1.7
5.9
7.4
5.6
Jul
Aug
Sep
10.7
10.5
10.7
4.5
4.3
4.7
15.2
14.8
15.5
4.3
5.1
4.6
1.6
1.8
2.1
5.9
6.9
6.7
4.5
5.3
4.4
1.8
2.0
1.7
6.3
7.3
6.0
Oct
Nov
Dec
10.8
11.1
10.5
4.9
5.0
4.6
15.7
16.1
15.1
4.5
5.5
2.8
1.8
2.3
1.0
6.3
7.8
3.8
4.4
5.2
3.4
1.7
2.2
1.4
6.0
7.3
4.8
Jan
Feb
Mar
10.8
11.4
11.6
4.9
5.1
5.3
15.7
16.5
17.0
5.2
5.0
4.9
2.1
2.0
2.1
7.3
7.0
7.1
4.8
4.5
4.7
1.9
1.8
1.9
6.7
6.2
6.6
55.6
22.2
77.8
54.8
21.5
76.3
Apr
May
Jun
11.7
12.1
12.8
5.2
5.6
5.9
16.9
17.7
18.6
4.7
6.2
5.4
1.8
2.7
2.3
6.5
8.9
7.7
4.6
5.8
4.8
1.9
2.3
2.0
6.5
8.1
6.8
Jul
Aug
Sep
13.0
12.6
12.9
5.8
5.6
6.2
18.8
18.2
19.1
5.5
6.2
5.5
2.1
2.4
2.8
7.7
8.6
8.3
5.3
6.5
5.2
2.2
2.7
2.2
7.6
9.2
7.4
Oct
Nov
Dec
12.9
13.2
12.7
6.5
6.9
6.6
19.5
20.1
19.3
6.5
5.4
3.7
3.1
2.5
1.5
9.6
7.9
5.2
6.5
5.1
4.3
2.8
2.2
1.8
9.3
7.2
6.1
Jan
Feb
Mar
13.4
14.2
14.5
7.0
7.4
7.7
20.4
21.6
22.2
6.1
6.1
6.1
2.9
2.7
2.9
9.0
8.8
9.1
5.5
5.3
5.8
2.4
2.4
2.6
7.9
7.7
8.4
67.6
29.8
97.4
64.7
27.4
92.1
Apr
May
Jun
14.6
14.9
15.7
7.7
7.8
8.1
22.3
22.7
23.8
7.1
5.8
5.7
3.2
2.6
2.5
10.2
8.4
8.3
7.0
5.5
5.0
3.2
2.5
2.2
10.2
8.0
7.2
Jul
Aug
Sep
16.2
16.5
17.0
8.1
7.9
8.6
24.3
24.4
25.6
7.7
5.8
6.1
3.3
2.3
3.4
11.0
8.1
9.4
7.2
5.5
5.6
3.3
2.4
2.7
10.5
8.0
8.2
Oct
Nov
Dec
17.4
17.6
16.7
9.1
9.5
8.9
26.5
27.1
25.6
7.6
6.0
4.8
3.9
3.2
2.2
11.6
9.2
7.0
7.3
5.8
5.8
3.4
2.8
2.8
10.6
8.7
8.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
17.1
17.7
17.9
9.3
9.6
9.5
26.4
27.3
27.4
6.0
6.6
6.4
3.0
3.0
3.0
9.0
9.6
9.4
5.6
6.0
6.2
2.6
2.7
3.1
8.2
8.7
9.3
75.7
35.6
111.3
72.3
33.7
106.1
Apr
May
Jun
17.0
16.2
16.1
9.0
8.6
8.3
26.0
24.8
24.4
6.2
4.5
4.1
3.1
2.1
1.9
9.2
6.6
6.0
7.1
5.2
4.3
3.6
2.6
2.1
10.7
7.8
6.4
Jul
Aug
15.0
14.5
7.5
7.2
22.5
21.7
4.4
2.6
1.9
1.0
6.4
3.6
5.5
3.2
2.8
1.3
8.2
4.5
268.3
115.5
383.8
253.9
108.3
362.1
Month
2003
Total 2002-2003
2003
2004
Total 2003-2004
2004
2005
Total 2004-2005
2005
Total since Apr 2001
Source: DWP, WBLA Database.
Tel: 0114 209 8236
a
b
Figures include early entrants.
Components may not sum to total due to missing cases and rounding.
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Summary of New Deal for Young People and New Deal 25 plus
GREAT BRITAIN
New Deal for Young People
Startsa
To Aug 2005
Leavers
K.11
New Deal 25 plus
Current
participants
To May 2005
of which:
Enhanced
programme
Total
startsa
Total
leavers
To August 2005
of which:
Enhanced
programme
Current
participants
To May 2005
Summary
Totalb
of which, individual starts:
1,362,990
1,002,460
1,238,980
82,550
827,070
596,920
467,150
753,770
394,020
52,770
Gender
Male
Female
970,760
391,750
882,590
355,930
59,100
23,440
-
384,800
82,270
-
324,560
69,380
43,660
9,110
Disabilityc
People with disabilities
171,250
153,020
12,440
-
135,750
-
113,540
15,770
1,084,380
986,330
65,010
-
384,580
-
326,110
41,870
217,740
37,390
29,850
14,590
22,160
44,180
15,730
2,530
51,320
197,650
34,020
25,940
13,310
20,780
41,230
14,350
2,370
45,670
13,930
2,420
2,830
920
870
1,930
940
110
3,920
-
65,610
13,910
11,220
3,350
6,480
7,360
2,630
1,450
19,210
-
53,780
11,200
8,760
2,730
5,470
6,260
2,190
1,230
15,930
8,880
2,030
1,850
480
730
780
320
160
2,520
54,250
6,620
48,410
6,590
3,580
20
-
16,820
140
-
14,000
140
2,020
0
1,362,990
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1,238,980
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
82,550
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-
0
70,700
82,680
78,430
68,480
59,250
55,100
49,490
3,020
-
0
58,690
69,490
65,330
56,300
49,200
48,210
44,050
2,750
0
8,730
9,640
9,700
8,980
7,350
4,650
3,580
140
Characteristics
Ethnic Group
White
Ethnic Minority Groups, of which
Black - Caribbean
Black - African
Black - Other
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Chinese
Other
Prefer not to say
Not stated/Unknown
Age Group
18-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60+
Source: Information Directorate, DWP
Enquiries: 0114 209 8195
a
b
Those identified by Jobcentre Plus as having joined New Deal, including those who have received an initial invitation, but not yet attended their first interview.
Totals include people for whom sub-group information such as gender and ethnicity are not recorded. Because of this, and due to rounding, components will not necessarily
sum to totals.
Those recorded by Jobcentre Plus as having a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day
activities.
c
Note: For more information on improvements to these statistics and their future availability please see p475.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING MEASURES
Number participating in New Deal for Young People as at end May 2005
GREAT BRITAIN
Total
Gatewaya
Employment
Optionb
Total
Allc
Followthrough
Environment
Task Force
82,550
54,810
2,270
13,640
7,730
3,640
2,270
11,820
Gender
Male
Female
59,100
23,440
38,990
15,820
1,720
560
9,670
3,970
5,360
2,370
2,230
1,410
2,070
200
8,720
3,100
Disabilityd
People with disabilities
12,440
7,740
400
2,330
1,420
580
340
1,980
Ethnic Group
White
65,010
43,390
2,050
10,400
5,660
2,700
2,050
9,170
13,930
2,420
2,830
920
870
1,930
940
110
3,920
8,870
1,580
1,600
600
630
1,290
580
60
2,520
130
20
10
10
10
30
10
0
40
2,680
420
670
140
130
350
200
30
760
1,740
240
430
90
60
240
110
10
550
780
140
200
40
60
90
80
10
160
170
40
40
10
10
10
10
0
50
2,240
400
540
170
100
260
150
20
600
3,580
20
2,530
20
90
0
550
0
330
0
160
0
60
0
410
0
Ethnic Minority Groups, of which
Black - Caribbean
Black - African
Black - Other
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Chinese
Other
Prefer not to say
Not stated/Unknown
a
b
c
d
Other options
Education
Voluntary
and Training
Sector
K.12
Source: Information Directorate, DWP
Enquiries: 0114 209 8195
Including those awaiting their first Gateway interview.
The Employment Option can now be accessed from people at any stage of the New Deal programme.
Totals include people whose gender is not recorded. For this reason, and also because of rounding, components will not necessarily sum to totals.
Those recorded by Jobcentre Plus as having a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day
activities.
Note: For more information on improvements to these statistics and their future availability please see p475.
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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING MEASURES
Numbers participating in New Deal 25 plus as at end May 2005
GREAT BRITAIN
All
Total
Gateway
Subsidised
employment
IAP
total
BET/BSa
Selfemployment
ETOb
Work
experience/
Placements
IAP training
Otherc
Followthrough
52,770
32,260
1,370
10,720
2,790
1,560
640
3,330
2,280
120
8,420
Gender
Male
Female
43,660
9,110
26,540
5,720
1,120
250
8,880
1,840
2,230
570
1,270
290
530
100
2,810
520
1,940
340
100
30
7,120
1,300
Disability
People with disabilities
15,770
9,560
510
3,240
970
430
200
950
660
40
2,460
Ethnic Group
White
41,870
25,720
1,240
8,430
1,980
1,320
480
2,690
1,860
100
6,480
Ethnic Minority Groups, of which
Black - Caribbean
Black - African
Black - Other
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Chinese
Other
8,880
2,030
1,850
480
730
780
320
160
2,520
5,260
1,240
1,050
290
480
440
200
90
1,480
80
10
10
10
10
20
0
0
20
1,910
390
430
110
140
190
70
40
540
730
80
150
30
50
90
40
30
260
170
40
30
10
10
10
0
0
60
130
30
30
10
0
10
10
0
50
520
150
120
30
50
40
10
10
100
330
80
80
20
20
40
10
10
70
30
10
10
0
0
0
0
0
10
1,630
400
360
80
110
140
50
30
480
Prefer not to say
Not stated/Unknown
2,020
0
1,280
0
50
0
380
0
90
0
60
0
20
0
120
0
90
0
0
0
310
0
8,730
9,640
9,700
8,980
7,350
4,650
3,580
140
5,320
5,690
5,580
5,170
4,180
3,410
2,800
120
270
260
230
220
180
120
90
0
1,710
2,010
2,170
2,000
1,720
680
420
10
470
480
520
530
460
200
140
0
200
280
340
300
210
130
90
10
130
140
110
110
80
50
30
0
520
660
690
610
570
190
100
0
370
440
480
430
380
110
70
0
20
20
30
20
20
10
0
0
1,430
1,690
1,730
1,590
1,260
450
270
10
Age Group
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60+
Source: Information Directorate, DWP
Enquiries: 0114 209 8195
a
b
c
Basic Employability Training / Basic Skills
Education and Training Opportunity
Other includes: Training for Work Scotland, Work Based Learning Wales, Jobsearch.
Note: For more information on improvements to these statistics and their future availability please see p475.
K.14
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING MEASURES
Immediate destinations on leaving New Deal for Young People by stage of New Deal
process reached
GREAT BRITAIN
To May 2005
Total
Employment a
Employment
and benefitsb
Benefitsc
Other known
Not knownd
1,238,980
519,550
48,320
313,920
84,220
272,980
Those leaving before having a first interview
136,330
48,200
3,330
28,780
8,400
47,610
Those leaving during the Gateway
682,020
307,880
20,250
141,410
57,940
154,540
Those leaving from Options
178,570
95,640
5,390
28,410
4,430
44,720
52,010
56,930
36,770
32,870
36,250
25,010
17,930
16,440
1,790
1,470
1,060
1,060
2,390
11,190
8,100
6,720
500
2,640
710
580
11,070
16,610
8,970
8,060
242,060
67,830
19,350
115,320
13,440
26,110
29,230
99,690
58,650
54,490
10,850
27,950
15,290
13,750
2,820
7,230
4,620
4,680
11,400
46,770
30,170
26,980
1,050
6,910
2,950
2,540
3,110
10,840
5,620
6,550
All Leavers
of which:
Employment
Education and Training
Voluntary Sector
Environment Task Force
Those leaving from Follow-Through
by last option entered:
Employment
Education and Training
Voluntary Sector
Environment Task Force
Source: Information Directorate, DWP
Enquiries: 0114 209 8195
a
b
c
d
Those who are recorded by Jobcentre Plus as having been placed into unsubsidised employment, those who are recorded on HMRC records as having obtained a job, plus those
who terminated their JSA claim in order to go into a job.
People who have evidence of both employment and benefit spells immediately after leaving the programme.
People who have evidence of a benefit spell immediately after leaving the programme but no record of employment on HMRC records in the immediate period after leaving. This
category includes Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, a combination of Income Support and Incapacity Benefit and any other recorded benefits.
This category includes people who do not have a benefit claim immediately after leaving New Deal and who do not have a record of employment on HMRC records in the
immediate period after leaving.
Note: For more information on improvements to these statistics and their future availability please see p475.
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Immediate destinations on leaving enhanced New Deal 25 plus by stage of New Deal
process reached
GREAT BRITAIN
To May 2005
Employmenta
Employment
and benefits b
Benefits c
Other known
Not known d
394,020
113,820
12,740
185,060
29,000
53,400
17,810
4,820
430
6,170
1,410
4,980
241,420
74,770
6,490
106,560
24,380
29,220
49,610
22,830
1,010
11,240
880
13,660
14,060
7,030
3,300
1,430
12,850
10,540
390
8,370
2,220
2,010
540
5,480
4,120
80
280
130
70
40
270
220
10
700
2,660
220
420
3,800
3,270
170
30
270
50
30
90
380
30
4,690
1,760
950
410
3,210
2,570
90
85,120
11,390
4,820
61,080
2,310
5,520
4,500
14,660
5,230
3,600
30,440
26,330
370
1,110
1,350
960
520
3,780
3,620
50
660
650
240
190
1,660
1,400
20
2,340
11,270
3,270
2,490
22,420
19,040
260
110
440
190
150
720
670
20
290
950
570
240
1,860
1,600
20
Total
All Leavers
Those leaving before having a first interview
Those leaving during the Gateway
Those leaving from Options
of which:
Employment Option
BET/BS
Self employment
ETO
Work experience / Placements
IAP Training
Other
Those leaving from Follow-Through
by last option entered:
Employment Option
BET/BS
Self employment
ETO
Work experience / Placements
IAP Training
Other
K.15
Source: Information Directorate, DWP
Enquiries: 0114 209 8195
a
b
c
d
Those who are recorded by Jobcentre Plus as having been placed into unsubsidised employment, those who are recorded on HMRC records as having obtained a job, plus those
who terminated their JSA claim in order to go into a job.
People who have evidence of both employment and benefit spells immediately after leaving the programme.
People who have evidence of a benefit spell immediately after leaving the programme but no record of employment on HMRC records in the immediate period after leaving. This
category includes Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, a combination of Income Support and Incapacity Benefit and any other recorded benefits.
This category includes people who do not have a benefit claim immediately after leaving New Deal and who do not have a record of employment on HMRC records in the
immediate period after leaving.
Note: For more information on improvements to these statistics and their future availability please see p475.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING MEASURES
Summary of people into jobs through New Deala
GREAT BRITAIN
To May 2005
New Deal for Young People
K.16
New Deal 25 plus
Enhanced programme
of which:
Sustainedb
Total
of which:
Sustained b
Total
of which:
Sustainedb
631,690
537,190
243,580
199,930
164,620
132,410
455,080
176,520
387,480
149,630
-
-
137,390
27,230
109,850
22,550
78,440
65,440
-
-
46,520
37,760
Total
Total
Characteristics
Gender
Male
Female
Disability
People with disabilities
Ethnic Group
White
515,450
438,720
-
-
137,080
110,150
Ethnic Minority Groups, of which
Black - Caribbean
Black - African
Black - Other
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Chinese
Other
88,130
14,290
10,840
5,810
10,880
17,670
6,510
1,140
20,990
74,060
11,760
8,740
4,770
9,470
15,030
5,570
1,010
17,710
-
-
21,530
3,970
3,520
1,090
2,120
2,440
910
410
7,070
17,330
3,040
2,700
840
1,730
2,030
780
340
5,870
Prefer not to say
Not stated/Unknown
24,530
3,580
21,070
3,340
-
-
5,980
30
4,910
30
631,690
537,190
-
-
30,400
33,910
30,210
24,980
20,500
14,250
9,950
430
24,120
27,230
24,250
20,160
16,610
11,590
8,080
370
Age Group
18-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60+
a
b
Source: Information Directorate, DWP
Enquiries: 0114 209 8195
The table counts number of individuals into employment from NDYP and ND25plus. On this basis, a New Deal participant on either programme is only ever counted once as
starting employment from that programme. If a participant has a sustained spell of unsubsidised employment after having had a sustained spell of subsidised employment, then the
unsubsidised employment always takes priority.
A job from which the participant does not return to JSA within 13 weeks.
Note: For more information on improvements to these statistics and their future availability please see p475.
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Enquiry points
Labour Market Statistics Helpline
[email protected]
020 7533 6094
Workforce jobs series – short-term estimates
[email protected]
01633 812318
Earnings Customer Helpline
[email protected]
01633 819024
Labour costs
01633 819024
Labour disputes
01633 819205
National Statistics Enquiry Service
[email protected]
0845 601 3034
020 7533 6094
020 7533 5614
Skills and Education Network
[email protected]
024 7682 3439
Labour Force Survey
Labour Force Survey Data Service
[email protected]
New Deal (DWP)
0114 209 8228
DfES Public Enquiry Unit
0870 000 2288
Productivity and unit wage costs
01633 812766
Public sector employment
General enquiries
Source and methodology enquiries
020 7533 6178
01633 812362
For statistical information on:
Average Earnings Index (monthly)
01633 819024
Qualifications (DfES)
0870 000 2288
Claimant count
020 7533 6094
Redundancy statistics
020 7533 6094
Consumer Prices Index
020 7533 5874
Retail Prices Index
Recorded announcement of latest RPI
[email protected]
020 7533 5874
020 7533 5866
Skills (DfES)
Skill needs surveys and research into
skill shortages
0114 259 4407
Small firms (DTI)
Small Business Service (SBS)
0114 279 4439
Subregional estimates
Annual employment statistics
[email protected]
01633 812038
Annual Population Survey, local area statistics
020 7533 6130
Trade unions (DTI)
Employment relations
020 7215 5934
Earnings
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (annual):
levels of earnings and hours worked for groups
of workers (males and females, industries,
occupations, regions, agreements, pension
categories, age, part-time and full-time);
distribution of earnings; composition of
earnings; hours worked
01633 819024
Basic wage rates and hours for manual workers
with a collective agreement
01633 819008
Low-paid workers
[email protected]
01633 819024
Labour Force Survey (quarterly): weekly and
hourly earnings; distribution; men and women,
occupation, region
[email protected]
020 7533 6094
Economic activity and inactivity
020 7533 6094
Employment
Labour Force Survey: full-time and part-time;
020 7533 6094
self-employment; temporary work; second jobs;
occupations; men and women; ethnicity; region;
people with disabilities; hours worked (usual
and actual for groups of workers)
Employee jobs by industry
01633 812318
Total workforce hours worked per week
[email protected]
01633 812766
Training
Adult learning – work-based training (DWP)
Employer-provided training (DfES)
0114 209 8236
0114 259 4407
Travel-to-Work Areas
Composition and review
020 7533 6114
Unemployment
020 7533 6094
Vacancies
Vacancy Survey: total stocks of vacancies
020 7533 6162
Youth Cohort Study (DfES)
0114 259 3639
Online
The main labour market statistics can be accessed on the National Statistics website.
Labour Market Trends
www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/product.asp?vlnk=550
Labour market statistics First Release Historical Supplement
www.statistics.gov.uk/onlineproducts/lms_fr_hs.asp
National Statistics Time Series Data Service
www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/tsintro.asp
Labour market statistics national and regional First Releases
www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/product.asp?vlnk=1944
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/product.asp?vlnk=13101
LFS Historical Quarterly Supplement
www.statistics.gov.uk/onlineproducts/lms_hqs.asp
Nomis (online labour market statistics database)
www.nomisweb.co.uk
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• Labour Market Trends • December 2005
Articles appearing in previous issues of Labour Market Trends
December 2004
June 2005
Low pay estimates for 2004,
Julie Milton, ONS
International comparisons of labour market data sources,
Kate Bishop, ONS
Seasonal adjustment of the Vacancy Survey data,
Helen Treasure, ONS
An analysis of historical ASHE data 1998 to 2003,
Chris Daffin, ONS
Job separations in the UK,
Daniel Heap, ONS
Labour disputes in 2004,
Joanne Monger, ONS
Publication of Jobcentre Plus vacancy statistics,
Russ Bentley, Department for Work and Pensions
July 2005
Families and work,
Annette Walling, ONS
The labour market participation of older people,
Elizabeth Whiting, ONS
Results of the Second Flexible Working Employee Survey,
Heidi Grainger and Heather Holt, DTI
Producing ONS redundancy statistics,
Lester Browne, ONS
January 2005
Employment and unemployment estimates for 1971 to 1991,
Craig Lindsay, ONS
Annual local area Labour Force Survey 2003/04,
David Hastings, ONS
Comparison of 2001 Census and LFS labour market indicators,
Daniel Heap, ONS
August 2005
Developments in ONS earnings statistics: an overview,
Polly Hopwood, ONS
The new experimental measure of Average Weekly Earnings,
David Freeman and Polly Hopwood, ONS
The new experimental Index of Labour Costs per Hour,
Polly Hopwood, ONS
February 2005
The difference between pay settlements and earnings growth,
Sarah Miller, Incomes Data Services
The employment rate of older workers,
Ulrike Hotopp, DTI
September 2005
March 2005
The effect of bonuses on earnings growth in 2005,
David Freeman, ONS
Offshoring and the labour market,
Gawain Heckley, ONS
Patterns of pay,
Clive Dobbs, ONS
Analysis by occupation of JSA claimant count statistics,
Andrew Machin, ONS
Employment data in context,
Allan Flowers, ONS
Labour market participation: the influence of social capital,
Keith Brook, ONS
April 2005
Public sector employment,
Stephen Hicks and Craig Lindsay, ONS
Sickness absence from work in the UK,
Catherine Barham and Nasima Begum, ONS
International comparisons of labour disputes in 2003,
Joanne Monger, ONS
October 2005
Home-based working using communication technologies,
Yolanda Ruiz and Annette Walling, ONS
The hourly earnings distribution before and after the National
Minimum Wage,
Tim Butcher, Low Pay Commission
May 2005
November 2005
Disabled people in public sector employment, 1998 to 2004,
Michael Hirst and Patricia Thornton, University of York
Using the LFS to map the care workforce,
Antonia Simon and Charlie Owen, Institute of Education
Seasonal adjustment review of the claimant count series,
Nimmy Vijayakumar, ONS
LFS reweighting and seasonal adjustment review 2005,
Alex Murray-Zmijewski and Peter Alstrup, ONS
In forthcoming issues
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Employment reconciliations: findings of quality review
Trends in manufacturing – identifying what happens to workers
leaving manual jobs
Labour force projections 2006 to 2020
Young people in the labour market
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Two-quarter longitudinal LFS flows data
New LFS questions on economic inactivity
Local area data incorporating the Annual Population Survey
Patterns of pay 1997 to 2005
Scientists, engineers and technologists in Britain
Complete issues of Labour Market Trends from July 2001 are available on the National Statistics website at
www.statistics.gov.uk/about/platforms/lmt/
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