February Labour Market Update

Employment continues to rise and a record proportion of women are in work

Briefing published on 25 February 2014 by Maire Williams

The number of people in employment rose 193,000 on the previous quarter, driven once again by an increase in full-time work. Although employment rose for both sexes, women saw a faster rate of increase than men. 67.2 per cent of women aged 16-64 are now in work: the highest share since records began.

The latest data tables are below:

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