Employment grew in the quarter to August, highest since records began in 1971.
- The Office for National Statistics also reported that part-time employment increased by 125,000 between March and May to a record high of 8.13 million.
- The number of people in part-time jobs because they could not find full-time work was close to a record high at 1.4 million.
- Self-employment has also increased, up by 35,000 to 4.2 million, while the number of unpaid workers in a family business rose by 2,000 to 112,000.
- Read the full statistics here.
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