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The Office For National Statistics has today released its latest labour market information for June

The Office For National Statistics has today released its latest labour market information for June to August 2012:

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.3 per cent, up 0.5 on March to May 2012 and up 0.9 on a year earlier. There were 29.59 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 212,000 on March to May 2012 and up 510,000 on a year earlier.

The unemployment rate was 7.9 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.2 on March to May 2012 and down 0.3 on a year earlier. There were 2.53 million unemployed people, down 50,000 on March to May 2012 and on a year earlier.

The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 22.5 per cent, down 0.3 on March to May 2012 and down 0.8 on a year earlier. There were 9.04 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 138,000 on March to May 2012 and down 314,000 on a year earlier.

Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.7 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.1 from May to July 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 2.0 per cent on a year earlier, up 0.1 from May to July.

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