20% of UK households are not working

The ONS has just published figures for 2009, where they look at households which contain at least one adult of working age – between 16 and 64. The findings show that nearly one-in-five of such households did not have anyone who was in employment in 2009. This figure compared with 16% in 2008. And, it is not surprising, that this … Continue reading

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Unemployment – the lull before the storm

Good news on the unemployment front – or is it? Latest figures from the ONS today show that in the three months to August 2010 the number of unemployed fell by 20,000, to reach 2.45 million. This gives an unemployment rate of 7.7%, which is down 0.1% over the quarter. Male unemployment fell by 56,000 on the quarter, but female … Continue reading

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Unemployment continues to worsen, but at a slower rate

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 210,000 to 2.47 million in the April-June quarter. This was the highest quarterly unemployment figure since the three months to November 1996. There was an increase of 743,000 over the past 12 months in the numbers unemployed.. This means that the unemployment rate increased by 0.7 over the previous quarter … Continue reading

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