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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 decreased by 29,200 between June and July 2013 to 1.44 million people aged 18 or over, the lowest level since February 2009.

• The ILO measure of unemployment was 2.51 million people in April-June 2013, down 4,000 from the previous quarter and down 49,000 from the previous year. The unemployment rate was 7.8%.

• The number of people in employment was 29.78 million in April-June 2013, up 69,000 from the previous quarter and up 301,000 on the previous year. The employment rate (the proportion of the population aged 16-64 in work) was 71.5%.

• The number of economically inactive people aged 16-64 was 8.99 million in April-June 2013, down 10,000 on the previous quarter and down 105,000 compared to the previous year.

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