CBI responds to latest labour market statistics
The CBI commented on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 345,000 and unemployment fell by 161,000 to 2.16 million in the three months to April 2014.
Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment and Skills, said:
“While there is still lots to do to tackle unemployment, this is an unprecedented rise in the number of people in work. And more than three times as many people found full-time than part-time work in another positive sign for the recovery.
“The private sector is driving new jobs with positions created across a range of sectors, from entertainment to transport.”