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​Sherwood MP Buoyed By Employment Figures

19th October 2016
Sherwood

Sherwood MP Buoyed By Employment Figures

Unemployment has gone up, even though the number of people in work is at record levels.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the jobless total rose by 10-thousand in the three months to August to 1.66 million.

But employment increased 106-thousand over the same period to almost 32 million - the highest since records began in 1971.

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer says, “They are relatively good figures, I think we can always do better, but what it is demonstrating is that Brexit is not affecting the jobs market dramatically in a negative way and I think it is something we need to continue building on.”

Mr. Spencer then went on to add that the statistics mean a lot much more than just numbers on a piece of paper, “I think it is important to recognise that whilst these are statistics that are interesting to discuss at a government level, they are actually really important in terms of families getting a job and being able to provide for themselves.”

The figures also showed the total number of people in jobs in the UK remained at a record high of 31.8 million.


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