12 Jul Near record numbers working in the East of England
The latest Labour Market Statistics have just been released by the ONS showing a near record number of people are in work across the East of England.
In the East of England there’s a near record number of people in work at 3.05 million. The unemployment rate has fallen by 0.3% on the quarter to 4.0% – well below the national rate of 4.5%.
Responding to the East of England figures Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds said:
“These latest statistics are another reminder that our strong economy is giving record numbers of people the chance to find and stay in work.”
He added “We’re committed to delivering a welfare system which transforms lives and offers help to those who need it most, whatever their background or wherever they are from.”
Official figures released today show the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.5% – the lowest level since 1975.