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Labour market analysis

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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...
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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: