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Labour market analysis

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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,443,000. 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 rise slightly, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate showed no change at 4.3%.</p>

October 2017

The labour market figures published on 18 October are pointing towards a slowing in the labour market. Duncan Melville, Chief Economist at Learning and Work Institute, commented: ‘Employment growth...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,455,000. It has fallen by 28,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, L&amp;W estimates that unemployment may continue to decrease, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 4.3%.</p>

September 2017

The labour market figures published on 13 September provide a distinct feeling of deja vu as they show another strong increase in employment combined with falling unemployment and falling economic inactivity amongst...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,484,000. It has fallen by 11,000 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 fell by 0.1 percentage points to 4.4%.&nbsp;</p>

August 2017

The labour market figures published on 16 August show another strong increase in employment, with unemployment and economic inactivity amongst people of working age both falling. However, while the job prospects for...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,495,000. It has fallen by 36,000 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 remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points since last month to 4.5%.</p>

July 2017

The labour market figures published on 12 July are encouraging for individuals' job prospects with a strong increase in employment, and unemployment and economic inactivity amongst people of working age falling....

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...