UK employment ‘at record high’

Jamie LeeIndustry News

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Employment in Britain is at its highest level since records began in 1971, according to the Office of National Statistics. 32.7 million people were in work between November 2018 and January 2019, which is 76.1% of the UK’s working population. Unemployment fell by 35,000 in the same period. The number of economically inactive people and unemployed people fell from 117,000 to 8.55 million, a rate of 20.7%. After the research and analysis of statistics, it also showed that the average weekly earnings – excluding bonuses – were up 3.4%.

Employment Rate in the U.K. increased to 76.10 % in December from 75.80 % in November of 2018. Employment Rate averaged 71.24 % from 1971 until 2018, reaching a record low of 65.60 %. The number of men in employment increased by 77,000 in 1971 to a record high of 17.32 million. The number of employed women rose by 144,000 to a record high of 15.40 million which is the largest increase since February-to-April 2014.

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Fortunately, the number of employed people in the UK has risen again, to a new record number of 32.7 million people between November and January 2019. This is great news for Brits as people from all ages will be in employment contributing towards each of their own and each other’s futures. The number of job vacancies in the economy increased by 4,000 to 854,000, this sparks massive opportunity for anyone wanting to find a job or start a career.

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