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Labour market analysis

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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,425,000. It has risen by 1,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may continue to rise, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate remained at 4.2%.</p>

May 2018

The labour market figures published on 15 May provide present a very positive picture of the UK labour market with a strong rise in employment, and falling unemployment and economic inactivity in the latest qua...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,423,000. It has fallen by 30,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, L&amp;W estimates that unemployment may rise, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 4.2%.</p>

April 2018

The labour market figures published on 17 April present a mildly positive view of the UK labour market with a small rise in employment, small fall in unemployment, and stable levels of economic inactivity in the lat...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,453,000. It has fallen by 17,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, L&amp;W estimates that unemployment may continue to trend upwards, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate remained at 4.3%.</p>

March 2018

The labour market figures published on 21 March provide some positive headline numbers but looking a little deeper raises some concerns that maybe all is not quite so rosy. Duncan Melville, Chief Economist at...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,470,000. It has risen by 31,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may flatten, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 4.4%.</p>

February 2018

The labour market figures published on 21 February do not provide a clear-cut message as to where the labour market is heading. Duncan Melville, Chief Economist at Learning and Work Institute, commented:
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,439,000. It has risen 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 continue to rise, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate showed no change at 4.3%.</p>

January 2018

The labour market figures published on 24 January are more positive than was anticipated with a return to significant employment growth, working age inactivity falling, and vacancy levels rising but there were also...