Latest ONS stats

I’m delighted to hear that the latest stats released from the Office for National Statistics show that for the three months ending April 2018, the highest employment rate in the UK was in the South West (79.4%).

In the UK there were 32.39 million people in work, 146,000 more than for November 2017 to January 2018 and 440,000 more than for a year earlier.

And the employment rate was 75.6%, higher than for a year earlier (74.8%) and the joint highest since comparable records began in 1971.