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UK employment rate rises to highest point

Wed, 16 Mar 2016

The UK’s employment rate has hit its joint highest point since comparable records began in 1971.

Office for National Statistics data for the three months November to January 2016, released this morning, indicates an employment rate (the proportion of the population in work aged 16 to 64) of 74.1%, unchanged from October to December 2015.

The data reveals there were 31.42m are in work over the quarter, 478,000 up on a year ago.

Meanwhile, UK unemployment fell to 1.68m between November and January, down 28,000 from the previous quarter.

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