22 October 2012

UK employment hits new peak

Perhaps surprisingly, the number of people in employment in the UK has reached a peak of almost 30m – the highest level since records began back in 1971, according to the latest ONS labour market statistics.  As a result, the unemployment rate has dipped below the 8% mark (down from 8.1% to 7.9%).In the three months to August, the number of people out of work declined by 50,000 to 2.53m, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance also fell slightly, by around 4,000... read more

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