Record Employment – 30 million in work

Unemployment falls as employment reaches record high

The number of people out of work fell by 50,000 to 2.53m in the three months to August as employment reached a record high of almost 30m, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.9%.

The number of people in employment has not been higher since records began in 1971, while the total level of unemployment is the lowest since spring 2011.