Men’s employment rate was 72.1 per cent and women’s 70.3 per cent.
There were 17,000 fewer employed persons than in July of the previous year.
There were 1,352,000 persons in the inactive population in July 2014, which was 15,000 more than in July 2013.
Of the inactive population, 125,000 persons were in disguised unemployment .
There were 26,000 fewer employed men and 9,000 more employed women than in July 2013.
The number of employed persons fell in the private sector but grew in the public sector.