Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the number of people in work has risen to a record high. The number of people in work rose 141,000 on the quarter and 328,000 on the year to an all-time high of 32.53 million. There are nearly 3.5 million more people in work since the Conservatives came to office in 2010.
Today’s figures show:
· Wages grew by 3.3%. Inflation was at 2.3% in November 2018, meaning wages continue to rise faster than prices.