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1.4m more disabled people in work than in 2013 as Britain sees job ‘boom’

The Government says the UK is in a jobs ‘boom’ as employment figures reach new record high, with disabled people in employment also rising.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics saw the unemployment rate remain at its lowest since 1974.

This comes as the number of UK nationals in employment grew by over 2.3 million since 2010 to reach just over 29 million while the total number in work climbed to just below 33 million.

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The figures also found how 1.4m more disabled people are in work than in 2013.

The Government’s release detailed how the more than 16,000 employers involved in the Disability confident Scheme is helping the market.

Minister for employment, Mims Davies, said: “As we embark on a new chapter as an independent nation outside the EU, we do so with a record-breaking jobs market and business confidence on the rise.”

Adding: “With wages still outpacing inflation, UK workers can expect their money to go further as we look ahead to a decade of renewal. The upcoming Budget will steer us on that course, further driving our levelling up agenda – so we can all share in the country’s prosperity.”

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