So a flat LFS report. At the most general level in both month to month and year over year terms the employment rate registered no change. Unemployment rates however give a slightly different and more negative picture of labour markets. Unemployment increased by 0.1% from September and 0.4% compared to the previous year.
|Labour force characteristics by age and sex|
|September 2008||October 2008||September to October 2008||October 2007 to October 2008||September to October 2008||October 2007 to October 2008|
|thousands||change in thousands||% change|
|Both sexes 15+|