Figures show employment rate has reached a record high

Stephen Crabb
Stephen Crabb

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics have shown that the number of people in employment has reached 74.2% which is 31.58 million people.

Stephen Crabb, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said:

“These are another record-breaking set of figures, with more people in work than ever before and the unemployment rate is the lowest in a decade at 5.1%.

More people in work means that more families across the UK are benefiting from the security of a regular wage and the fulfilment that employment brings.

But the job is not done, which is why our welfare reforms, such as Universal Credit, are making sure that it always pays to be in work”.