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Labour market analysis

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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,530,000. It has fallen by 10,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may rise, although this depends on changes to the claimant count with Universal Credit rollout. The unemployment rate showed no monthly change at 4.6%.</p>

June 2017

The labour market figures published on 14 June point to a strong and stable labour market, and jobs for the many and not the few with the employment rate at a historic high and the unemployment rate at a 40-year low...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,541,000. It has fallen by 18,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may rise sharply, although this depends on changes to the claimant count with Universal Credit rollout. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 4.6%.</p>

May 2017

The latest labour market figures published on 17 May appear to point to a robust labour market. However, the unexpected rise in claimant unemployment could point to trouble ahead. Duncan Melville, Chief Econom...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,559,000, 25,000 less than the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, L&amp;W estimates that unemployment may rise, although this remains subject to problems affecting the claimant count figures. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.7%, as last month (down 0.1 percentage points on the quarter).</p>

April 2017

The labour market figures published on 15 March are another set of numbers pointing to modest improvement in employment prospects. Duncan Melville, Chief Economist at Learning and Work Institute, commented: 
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,584,000. It has fallen by 13,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may continue to decrease, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate changed by 0.1 percentage points to 4.7%.</p>

March 2017

The labour market figures published on 15 March are another set of numbers pointing to modest improvement in employment prospects. Duncan Melville, Chief Economist at Learning and Work Institute, commented: 
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,597,000. It has fallen by 7,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may fall, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate did not change at 4.8%.</p>

February 2017

The labour market figures published on 15 February are at first sight a set of positive figures.