Numbers 'in work' not yet back to pre-pandemic levels. - Full Fact

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At PMQs the Prime Minister claimed the number of people in work had returned to pre-pandemic levels. This is true only for payrolled employees, not all workers.
Numbers 'in work' not yet back to pre-pandemic levels.

25 November 2021

What was claimed There are now more people in work than there were before the pandemic began. Our verdict Not quite. There are more payrolled employees, but the total number of people in paid work, including the self-employed, is below the level seen just prior to the pandemic.

"There are now more people in work in this country [...] than there were before the pandemic began." Boris Johnson, 24 November 2021.

During Prime Minister's Questions, Boris Johnson claimed that there are more people…
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