According to www.ons.gov.uk: Comparing January to March 2014 with the previous three months, the number of people in employment increased by 283,000 (to reach 30.43 million), the number of unemployed people fell by 133,000 (to reach 2.21 million) and the number of people not in the labour force (economically inactive) aged from 16 to 64 fell by 85,000 (to reach 8.85 million) across United Kingdom.
There were 30.43 million people in work in United Kingdom for January to March 2014, 283,000 more than for October to December 2013 and 722,000 more than a year earlier. These increases in employment are partly due to more self-employed people.
There were 2.21 million unemployed people for January to March 2014, 133,000 fewer than for October to December 2013 and 309,000 fewer than a year earlier.
There were 8.85 million economically inactive people (those out of work but not seeking or available to work) aged from 16 to 64 for January to March 2014. This was 85,000 fewer than for October to December 2013 and 155,000 fewer than a year earlier.
Pay including bonuses for employees in Great Britain for January to March 2014 was 1.7% higher than a year earlier, with pay excluding bonuses 1.3% higher.
Labour market statistics measure many different aspects of work and jobs and provide an insight into the economy.