Data published in the latest labour market bulletin shows that the number of people in employment aged 16 and over increased by 25,000 from April to June, compared with the previous quarter, and by 251,000 on the same period in 2010 to stand at 29.27 million.
In addition, the inactivity rate for those aged between 16 and 64 for the three months to June 2011 was 23.2 per cent, a fall of 0.1 on the quarter, while the number of economically inactive people in this age bracket fell by 23,000 over the quarter.
Commenting on the figures, employment minister Chris Grayling said the government is looking to further boost the number of people in employment in the coming months.
"We are focused on taking steps to increase growth, support the economy and encourage businesses to invest and create jobs," he explained.
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