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ONS stats "bittersweet" for women

High levels of employment are being driven by women, but this may be because they're having to work longer

The Office for National Statistics' latest employment figures reflect a “bittersweet” story for women in work, according to Kate Smith, head of pensions at Aegon.

The figures for September show the highest number of people in work since records began, at 75.3%. There were 32.14 million people in work – 181,000 more than for February to April 2017 and 379,000 more than a year ago.

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December 6, 2017

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