National Unemployment Statistics

  • Liz Jackson

National Unemployment Statistics

National Statistics reports that the headline unemployment rate (ILO definition) ran at 6.6% during the period February to April 2014. The ILO unemployment level was 2.16 million, down 161,000 on the quarter, and down 347,000 on the same period a year ago.

Table 1: Unemployment level and rate, 2013/14

 

Unemployment level (‘000s)

Rate %

2013 Feb-Apr

2,511

7.8

May-Jul

2,487

7.7

Aug-Oct

2,388

7.4

Nov-Jan

2,326

7.2

2014 Feb-Apr

2,165

6.6

Source: Labour Market Statistics June 2014.