UK Employment hits highest rate since records began

The UK employment rate is at a record 74.6% – the highest employment rate since records began in 1971.

Official figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that there are over 300,000 more people in work compared to the same time last year, and the number of women in work has risen to a record rate of 70.0%.

The latest statistics also show that unemployment continues to run at an 11-year low of just 4.8%, down by more than 900,000 since 2010.

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