UK Employment hits record high

04 February 2016

Government official figures released this week show that UK employment is at a record high with 31.4 million people in work.

The Office of National Statistics, which conducts the survey, also revealed that the number of women in work has also risen to 14.66 million.

The increase in availability of full-time jobs have contributed to this growth over the last year, whilst wages for employees have continued to grow.

Employment Minister Priti Patel said;

“There are now more people in work than ever before and wages are growing – a credit to hardworking Brits and businesses alike. And in a further demonstration of the strength of the UK labour market, today’s figures show there are a record three quarters of a million vacancies.”

She stated that the government “will build on this throughout the coming year – doubling childcare for working parents and introducing the new National Living Wage”.

This signals growth as businesses build their workforce back up after the tough economical period after the recession as unemployment drops.

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