ONS UK labour market: August 2017

21 August 2017

According to the ONS statistics, UK labour market: August 2017 the number of people in work is also at the highest level since records began in 1971 and these figures have been driven by increases in the number of people in secure work – over 75 percent  of the increase in employment over the past seven years has been in full-time work.

Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds said “These statistics show that record levels of people are in work across the country and earning a wage, which is great news.

Over 3 million more people are in work now than in 2010, with 7 in 10 of these roles being in higher skilled work.

Over the past year the rise in employment has been overwhelmingly driven by permanent and full-time jobs, as employers continue to invest in Britain’s strong economy.

The task now is to build on this success through Jobcentre Plus and our employment programmes so that everybody can benefit from the opportunities being created.”

The publication can be read in full at the website of the Office Of National Statistics which includes the caveat that ‘most of the figures in this statistical bulletin come from surveys of households or businesses and are therefore estimates rather than precise figures. Further information is available at the Quality and Methodology section of this statistical bulletin.’