More positive economic news on employment today as hardline Remainers continue with doomsday forecasts when it comes to a proper Brexit.
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The Office for National Statistics have today revealed that for the three months to February, the UK saw the joint-highest employment rate on record (76.1%), up from 75.4% the year before.
Incredibly, there were 457,000 more people in employment than compared to the 12 months before.
For the 3 months to February 2019, there were 32.7 million people in employment in the UK – that is 457,000 more than for a year earlier. https://t.co/zIPUczQATR
— Richard Clegg (@ONSRichardClegg) April 16, 2019
Meanwhile unemployment rate was down at 3.9%, the lowest since 1975. Unemployment fell by 27,000 in the three months to February whilst the the economic inactivity rate was 20.7%, the joint-lowest figure on record.
Average weekly earnings were up by 3.4% or 1.5% after inflation, excluding bonuses. Pay growth is now at its joint-fastest rate in over a decade.
How many ‘experts’ predicted this in 2016? They seemed more interested in arguing that a Leave vote would lead to recession. Time to take back control as an independent country free to negotiate global trade deals.