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Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

A record number of women in full-time work has pushed the UK's employment rate to a new high of 76.3%, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
In the three months to November, 126,000 more women worked full-time compared with the previous quarter.
The increase is in part because of the change in women's retirement age.
The data may affect the Bank of England's decision over whether to cut interest rates next week.
A record 32.9 million people are in employment in the UK, a rise of 0.5% for the three months to November.
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