The UK has its highest ever employment rate of 74% with a record 31.4 million people in work….reports Asian Lite News
Official figures released on Wednesday show that over the last year more than half-a-million more people are now in work, bringing employment to a new record high of 31.4 million. This growth has been driven by a rise in full-time jobs.
“As a One Nation Government we will build on this throughout the coming year – doubling childcare for working parents and introducing the new National Living Wage – ensuring that everyone has increased financial security and the opportunity to get on and succeed in life,” added Priti.
- The number of women in work is up over a million since 2010 to new record high of 14.66 million.
- The proportion of young people who have left full-time education and are out of work has fallen to a record low of 14.1%.
- The employment rate for young people who have left full-time education continues to rise – up to 74.6%, which remains the highest in over a decade.