Latest jobs figures

Figures released this week show that the number of people in employment rose by 257,000 in November, with job vacancies and wages also rising – showing that the government's Plan for Jobs is working. 

  • As we Build Back Better, our priority is getting people into well-paid, high skilled jobs, and helping businesses to thrive. 
  • The latest figures show that the number of payroll employees rose by 257,000 in November and now stands at record levels, well above pre-pandemic – with the unemployment rate falling by 0.4 per cent over the last quarter, and over 1.22 million job vacancies now available.
  • This shows that our Plan for Jobs is working - bringing economic security to millions of workers and greater prosperity throughout the country as we Build Back Better.

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