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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.

32.34 million people were in employment in January-March 2018. This is the highest level since comparable records began in 1971.

The employment rate was 75.6%. This is also the highest rate since comparable records began in 1971.

Further statistics on employment levels are included in the briefing paper, as well as information on youth employment and earnings for different age groups.

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.

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