Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 15 March 2024.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility publication entitled Economic and Fiscal Outlook, published in March 2024, whether he has made a comparative assessment of the potential impact of the projected labour participation rate on the number of job vacancies over the next five years.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The DWP is not an economic forecaster. This sits with the OBR who have forecast total hours worked in the economy will increase over the next 5 years.

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