Lowest jobless rate since 70s
THE number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show.
Unemployment was little-changed in the three-month period at 1.36 million.
The jobless rate, staying at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975.
Weekly average earnings went up by 3.4% to £494.50 in the year to December – which after adjusting for inflation, is the highest level since March 2011.