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Employment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 106539, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of trends in employment.

Answered on

12 October 2017

The UK labour market is the strongest it has been for years. Over the past year, the number of people in employment has increased by 379,000. The employment rate now stands at a record 75.3%. The unemployment rate is at 4.3%, the lowest rate since 1975.

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