According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of people in work is at the highest level since records began in 1971.
The record figures have been driven by increases in the number of people in secure work – over 75% of the increase in employment over the past 7 years has been in full-time work.
Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds said:”These statistics show that record levels of people are in work across the country and earning a wage, which is great news.”
“Over 3 million more people are in work now than in 2010, with 7 in 10 of these roles being in higher skilled work.”
There are now 338,000 more people in work compared to this time last year.