• Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Good job on record rates

By: Eastern Eye Staff

MINISTER PLEASED WITH ETHNIC MINORITY EMPLOYMENT HIGHS BUT VOWS MORE ACTION THE employment rate for ethnic minorities has reached a record high, with almost four million in work and unemployment at its lowest since records began. Figures from the Office of Na­tional Statistics (ONS) show BAME employment rate is 65.1 per cent while unemployment is 7.5 per cent. The BAME employ­ment gap is at 10.1 percentage points, a record low. In addition, data showed the overall UK employment rate is 75.6 per cent and the female em­ployment rate is at 71.2 per cent – both new record highs. Alok Sharma, the…

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