ERSA welcomes the latest Labour Market Statistics published today which shows the employment rate at a record high of 74.2% and the unemployment rate has fallen to 5%, the lowest rate for a decade.

Kirsty McHugh, ERSA Chief Executive, said:
“These positive headlines from the government continue to show the positive impact of employment support providers on the UK labour force.

“The Work Programme alone has, since it began five years ago, helped over 500,000 people into sustained employment, which has helped to change lives, communities and businesses across the UK.”