UK employment grew by 254,000 from March-May versus December 2013-February 2014 quarter, 929,000 year-over-year; number of people out of work but not seeking work fell by 67,000 in quarter, 258,000 year-over-year: Office for National Statistics

LONDON , July 16, 2014 (press release) –

  • For March to May 2014, there were 30.64 million people in work, 254,000 more than for December 2013 to February 2014 and 929,000 more than a year earlier.
  • For March to May 2014, there were 2.12 million unemployed people, 121,000 fewer than for December 2013 to February 2014 and 383,000 fewer than a year earlier.
  • For March to May 2014, there were 8.78 million economically inactive people (those out of work but not seeking or available to work) aged from 16 to 64. This was 67,000 fewer than for December 2013 to February 2014 and 258,000 fewer than a year earlier.
  • Pay including bonuses for employees in Great Britain for March to May 2014 was 0.3% higher than a year earlier, with pay excluding bonuses 0.7% higher.


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