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.