APSCo responds to the latest ONS employment figures

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), employment levels dipped by 63,000 in the three months to June, representing an employment rate of 73.4% and the second consecutive quarterly fall.

However, in comparison to the same period last year, there are 354,000 more people in work – with 352,000 more people in full time roles. Average pay including bonuses was also up by 2.3% on an annual basis.