Learning & Work Labour Market Update - June 2017

Learning and Work have released their latest labour Market report for June 2017, building on the Office for National Statistics release.

The labour market figures published on 14 June point to a strong but stable labour market, and jobs for the many and not the few.

The report is also available in single-page format.

  • Unemployment is 1,530,000, is down by 11,000 from last month?s published figure (quarterly headline reduced by 50,000) and the unemployment rate is 4.6%, no change on last month and down 0.1 percentage points on last quarter.
  • The number of claimant unemployed is 802,600, up 26,600 on last year, and the claimant rate is 2.3%.
  • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 953,000, down 50,000 on the quarter, representing 13.4% of the youth population (down 0.7 percentage points).
  • Youth unemployment (including students) is 564,000, up 10,000 on the quarter.
  • There are 2.0 unemployed people per vacancy. Learning and Work Institute estimates this figure may rise next month.
  • The employment rate is 74.8% (no change on last month?s published figure and up 0.2 percentage points in the preferred quarterly measure).