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The employment rate is at a new record high

Official figures, released by the Office for National Statistics today, report that the overall employment rate is at 75.7%, a new record high.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate remains at its lowest since 1975. And, since 2010, the majority of employment growth has been in both full-time and permanent roles.
The women’s employment rate has remained at a joint record high of 71.3%. On top of this, the majority of female employment growth since 2010 has been in higher skilled occupations (74.1%) and the full- time gender pay gap has fallen to a record low of 9.1%.
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