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Record Numbers of Women in Work as Government Delivers on its Pledge to Support People into Jobs


With a record overall employment rate of 73.7% and strong wage growth, the government is delivering on its promise to create a fairer welfare state where work pays and people are rewarded for doing the right thing.

The employment rate for women in the UK is now 69% – the third highest of the G7 countries behind, Germany and Canada, but above the USA, Japan, France and Italy.

Employment Minister Priti Patel, said:

“I believe passionately that women should have every opportunity to play a full and active role in the workplace, so am naturally delighted that the number of women in work has hit a record high.