11 June 2019

Increase in female employment drives number in work to record high

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings


Commenting on today’s Labour Market figures Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London, said:

“Today’s record high employment rate has been driven by the continued increase in the number of women working and we now have 15.46m women in work. However, there is still much to be done to make sure women get similar financial outcomes in terms of pay, flexible working and access to pensions that will enable them to build a sustainable retirement. The fact that we are also seeing a strong uptick in the number of older workers in the workforce demonstrates the importance of pension planning.”

Notes to editors:

UK Labour Market stats can be found here

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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

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