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This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

  • The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or not in work and claiming Universal Credit increased by 3,300 between September and October 2015, to 795,500.
  • The unemployment rate was 5.3% in July-September 2015. The ILO measure of unemployment was 1.75 million people, down 103,000 from the previous quarter and down 210,000 from the previous year.
  • The number of people in employment was 31.21 million in July-September 2015, up 177,000 from the previous quarter and up 419,000 from the previous year. The employment rate was 73.7%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
  • Average weekly total pay in Great Britain increased by 3.0% in the three months to September 2015 compared with the previous year. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) grew by 2.5%.CPI inflation averaged 0.0% over this period.

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