WORKING AGE FACTS AND FIGURES (FIGURES FOR
Employment saw a slight increase this quarter
(May-July 2001) to a level of 28. 155 million, up 13,000 on
the quarter, and up by 191,000 over the year.
The working age employment rate has fallen to
74. 6 per cent, down 0. 2 percentage points on the previous
There were 29. 229 million jobs in the UK
in June 2001. This was up 56,000 on the previous quarter and up
165,000 over the year.
88 per cent of those in employment (May-July
2001) are employees, and 11 per cent self-employed.
Most employees are in permanent jobs (93.0 per cent).
Temporary employment accounts for just 6.8 per cent, down 0.3
percentage points on a year earlier.
Three quarters of all employees are working
full time. Only 8.4 per cent of males work part-time compared
with 43.7 per cent of females.
In June 2001: 77.2 per cent of workforce (workforce
jobs measures the number of jobs held by employees, the self-employed,
those on Government training schemes and those in the Armed Forces.
Where an employee is employed in more than one job, the employees
job series counts the additional jobs) jobs were in service industries;
14.0 per cent in manufacturing; 6.5 per cent in construction;
with the remainder in agriculture, fishing, energy and water.
Over the last year, workforce jobs grew by:
+ 110,000 in Distribution, hotels and restaurants
+ 87,000 in Finance and Business Services
+ 74,000 in Transport and Communications
+ 36,000 in Construction
+ 48,000 in Public admin, education and health
And decreased by:
- 139,000 in Manufacturing
- 27,000 in Other Services
- 23,000 in Agriculture and Fishing
There was no change in the number of jobs in
Energy and Water.
VACANCIES (ES ADMINISTRATIVE
For further information please refer to the
Labour Market Statistics release, available on the ONS website.
ILO unemployment in the UK stands at 1.491 million
(May-July 2001), up 13,000 (0.9 per cent) on the previous quarter
but down 87,000 (5.5 per cent) on a year earlier.
The ILO unemployment rate is 5.0 per cent, unchanged
on the previous quarter and down 0.3 percentage points on the
(BA ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM)
The UK claimant count now stands at 945,600
(August 2001), having fallen by 6,000 (0.6 per cent) on the previous
month and 111,700 (10.6 per cent) on the previous year. The numbers
who are claimant unemployed are the lowest since October 1975.
The UK claimant count rate is 3.1 per cent,
down 0.4 percentage points on the year and now the lowest rate
since August 1975.
Redundancies in spring 2001 were 169,000 down
11,000 on the same period a year earlier. There were 57,500 manufacturing
redundancies during the spring period, down 15,500 on the year.
(ES ADMINISTRATIVE DATA)
312,760 young people have moved into jobs through
the New Deal (to the end of June 2001). Of these jobs, 243,460
(78 per cent) are sustained, and 69,300 (22 per cent) were jobs
lasting less than 13 weeks. Of those moving into sustained jobs,
214,790 (88 per cent) did not require the subsidy.
243,000 young people have started on one of
98,900 (41 per cent) have taken up full time
education and training
46,600 (19 per cent) have gone into subsidised
50,200 (21 per cent) have started work in the
47,300 (19 per cent) have started work on the
Environmental Task Force
The number of claimants aged 18-24 is 248,500
(August 2001), a fall of 24,900 (9.1 per cent) over the last year.
Youth claimant unemployment has fallen by 176,200 (41. 5 per
cent) since July 1997.
The number of six months plus claimants aged
18-24 is 39,200, a fall of 8,400 (17.6 per cent) over the last
year. Long-term youth claimant unemployment has fallen by 104,500
(72.7 per cent) since July 1997.
In May-July 2001, ILO unemployment amongst 18
to24 year-olds stood at 379,000, down 16,000 (4.1 per cent) on
Six month plus ILO unemployment amongst 18 to
24 year-olds was 104,000, down 19,000 (15.4 per cent) on the year.