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The jobs boom means the British economy is ready for anything

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Among the success stories are the 58,000 more women working in construction since 2010

Britain’s jobs boom has once again produced another brilliant set of results. Regardless of the political debates, whatever the predictions and despite the global economic uncertainties, UK employment is going strong.

New data show that we have a record high level of employment, with 32.8 million people in work, an increase of over 3.7 million people since 2010 which is more than the entire population of Birmingham.

It is true that there has been uncertainty, and like other nations the UK is facing global economic headwinds. But the fact remains that we are well braced for that – our economy is still predicted to grow faster than Germany, Italy and Japan.

And crucially Britain remains one of...

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