Employment was little changed in June and the unemployment rate remained at 6.6%. Over April, May and June, the average growth in employment was 11,000 per month, slower than the average monthly growth of 44,000 in the preceding six months.
Full-time employment fell by 25,000 in June, mostly among adult men (-17,000). Over April, May and June, full-time employment growth slowed compared with the growth in late 1999 and early 2000.
Over the last 12 months, almost all of the 380,000 (+2.6%) increase in employment has been in full-time jobs. As a result, the proportion of workers employed part-time has fallen to 18.2%, compared with 18.7% in June 1999.
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