Unemployment Continues To Be At Lowest In 40 Years - The Directory Group

Unemployment continues to be at lowest in 40 years

The latest employment figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment remains at 4.3% - the lowest in 40 years.

Welcomed by East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds, the figures also show employment remains at a near record high, with 32 million people in work, with the strength of the economy continuing to drive an increase in full-time and permanent work.

Damian, who is also Minister for Employment, said: “When unemployment fell to 5% early last year, many people thought it couldn’t get much lower, and yet it now stands at 4.3%. Everyone should be given the opportunity to find work and enjoy the stability of a regular pay packet, and the Government’s welfare reforms continue to support that effort.”

The number of claimants within East Hampshire is 345, which is largely unchanged.

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