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Overview of the labour market [October 2006]

Allan, Grant (2006) Overview of the labour market [October 2006]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 31 (2). pp. 32-38. ISSN 0306-7866

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Abstract

Over the year to May 2006, employment increased by 7 thousand. The employment rate – as a percentage of the working age population – fell to 75.3 per cent, down 0.1 percentage points on the previous quarter. Over the year to May 2006, the employment rate was up by 0.1 per cent. Figure 1 provides an account of quarterly LFS employment over a four-year period from March to May 2006.