21 January 2020
Anna Leach, CBI Deputy Chief Economist, said:
“The labour market is in good shape as the employment rate hits a new record high. We’re seeing the strongest employment growth in 10 months with more than two thirds of the growth driven by women. Creating a labour market that supports more women in jobs is critical to achieving a fairer, thriving economy.
“The number of people in self-employment has also pushed above five million for the first time, showing the increasing importance of flexible working. For this to continue, there must be the right digital infrastructure in place with the roll out of full fibre for every home and business.”