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Labour market analysis

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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,646,000. It has fallen by 25,000 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 to 4.9%.</p>

July 2016

The labour market figures published on 20 July July are a surprisingly positive set of numbers in the context of pre-EU referendum vote uncertainty, with employment rising substantially and unemployment falling. &...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,671,000. It has fallen by 22,000 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 fell 0.1 percentage points to 5.0%.</p>

June 2016

The labour market figures published on 15 June suggest that the labour market remains resilient, but with more action needed to tackle long-term unemployment.   Stephen Evans, Deputy Chief Executive of L...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,696,000. It has risen 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 remain almost flat, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.1%.</p>

April 2016

The labour market figures published on 20 April suggest that the labour market is slowing. This is a worrying context both for the new DWP Secretary of State, Stephen Crabb, to start his new role, and for the launch...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,685,000. It has fallen by 5,000 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 stayed at 5.1%.&nbsp;</p>
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March 2016

The labour market figures published on 16 March suggest that the labour market may be slowing which provides the Chancellor of the Exchequer with food for thought ahead of today's Budget Duncan Melvil...
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	The latest unemployment figure is 1,690,000. It has risen by 15,000 from the figure published last month. On the basis of later claimant count figures, Learning and Work Institute estimates that unemployment may decrease, although this remains highly uncertain. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.1%.</p>

February 2016

The labour market figures published on 17 February are to be welcomed as employment is rising and unemployment is falling both substantively. Duncan Melville, Chief Economist at Learning and Work Institute,&nb...