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Employment Levels

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 904411, tabled on 18 June 2014

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the level of employment.

Answered on

24 June 2014

There are more people in work than ever before with the latest figures showing the fastest increase in employment since records began in 1971. Since the Coalition came into power employment has increased by more than one and half million and unemployment has fallen by over 300,000, with over 2 million private sector jobs created since early 2010. Over this period for every public sector job lost over 5 have been created in the private sector.The female employment rate is at its highest since records began in 1971.

By tackling the economy's problems head on and getting people back into work we are helping to boost living standards for hard working families.

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