Unemployment is at a near seven-year low, official statistics released today have shown.
The jobless total dipped by 97,000 in the quarter to last December to 1.86 million, almost half a million down on a year ago, while employment increased by 103,000 to almost 31 million, the highest since records began in 1971.
The UK now has the third lowest unemployment rate in the European Union at 5.7 per cent, behind Austria (4.9 per cent) and Germany (4.8 per cent), according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Pay continued to rise ahead of inflation, with average earnings increasing by 2.1 per cent in the year to December, 0.3 per cent up on the previous month.
In light of the news, Statista dug out this Office for National Statistics data which looked at the best paying jobs in Britain.