Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th January 2021.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of employment.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The latest ONS statistics published on 15th December show UK employment is at 32.5 million, or 75.2 per cent. At every stage of this pandemic we have looked to provide support to those impacted, particularly the most vulnerable – this includes £280bn of interventions – such as the furlough scheme.

Updated statistics will be released tomorrow.

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