Britain’s unemployment rate drops to 4.1%, vacancies hit record
Signs that the UK's labour market is improving came as the jobless rate fell to the lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of people on company payrolls rose by 184,000 in December despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, the Office for National Statistics said.
Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said the latest figures were “proof that the jobs market is thriving, with employee numbers rising to record levels, and redundancy notifications at their lowest levels since 2006 in December”. ■