Record number of people in private sector work, claims ONS

A 700,000 increase in people working in the private sector has triggered a record – the highest number of people working in the sector since records began, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.

According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the number of people working in the private sector has increased by more than one and a quarter million since early 2010, more than offsetting the 398,000-drop in public sector employment.

In addition, the figures outlined a 131,000 rise in the number of people in work over the past three months – all of which were full-time jobs.

These figures should prove helpful to those looking for jobs in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and cities across the whole country as more and more people find gainful, full-time employment.

Even though the last quarter saw unemployment rise by 7,000, the position is ‘better than it was a year ago’ and unemployment is 136,000 lower than it was a year ago.

Minister for employment Mark Hoban commented on the study to dwp.gov.uk: “It’s a credit to businesses that the private sector is employing one and a quarter million more people than when this Government took office, helping us compete in the global race.

“There are still tough challenges ahead which is why we’re working hard to give jobseekers all the help and support they need to realise their aspiration of finding a job,” he added.

by Ashley Curtis on March 25, 2013

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