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Recent trends in employment growth

Published Friday, May 4, 2018

A Westminster Hall debate on recent trends in employment growth is scheduled for Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 11.30am. The Member leading the debate is Michael Tomlinson MP.

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The purpose of this debate is to discuss recent trends in employment growth.

Over recent years there have been increases in both the number and the proportion of people who are in employment.

32.26 million people were in employment in December 2017 to February 2018. This is the highest level since comparable records began in 1971.

The employment rate was 75.4% in December 2017 to February 2018. This is also the highest rate since comparable records began in 1971.

Further statistics on employment growth are included in the debate pack, as well as information on youth employment and earnings.

Further information

Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators

Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries

A Westminster Hall debate on Youth Employment took place on the 6th December 2017. The Libray's debate pack for this debate can be found here.

 

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0114

Authors: Andy Powell; Jennifer Brown

Topics: Economic situation, Employment

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