Press release: Employment remains at near-record high

first_img nearly 500,000 more people from a black and minority ethnic background (BAME) have started working since 2015 the gender employment rate gap is at a near-record low, just 8.9% every region across the UK has seen employment increase since 2010 youth unemployment has fallen by over 40% since 2010 there are a record breaking number of workers aged 50 plus in work, reaching 10 million Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwp Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Separate figures out today showed that 730,000 people are now on Universal Credit. Of these, 40% were in employment (290,000). Minister for Employment Alok Sharma said: Read the Labour Market Statistics – February 2018 from the Office for National Statistics. Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Contact Press Office Press Office Follow DWP on: England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 High employment rates are a reliable feature of today’s economy – and this is an incredible achievement. It is equally important that across society everyone has the opportunity to get a good job and get on in life. Today’s figures show that this government is building a fairer economy that supports people from all backgrounds to get into work. We are closing the BAME and gender employment gaps, and people across the country are accessing new opportunities. Today’s figures also show that groups across society are accessing new job opportunities:last_img

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