Workforce jobs in construction grew in the 12 months to September 2018, according to the latest UK labour market figures.
A measure of the number of filled jobs in the economy, workforce jobs in construction differs slightly from employment, which estimates the number of people in work – but some people have more than one job.
The figure of workforce jobs in construction has come from a number of employer services, and reveal that the industry has seen the creation of an extra 32,000 jobs between September 2017 and September 2018.
It is the third successive quarter in which the number of workforce jobs in construction has increased and, when compared to the figures from June 2018, the number of positions has risen by 26,000.
It paints a positive picture for a sector in which output continued to rise in the final months of 2018, and other evidence revealed that a solid rise in employment numbers was recorded across the whole industry in December; although this eased from a three-year high of November, it still represented growth.
In a wider context, the government has much to be pleased about from the latest UK labour market figures given that it revealed the strongest jobs market on record showing that more people are in work now than have ever been.
Unemployment meanwhile, remained at a joint 43-year low, registered at 4%, while employment was officially registered at 75.8% – a new record high.
The Minister of State for Employment, Alok Sharma, commented: “There are 328,000 more people in work over the past year, almost entirely driven by full-time jobs as the government delivers an economy that works for the British people.
“Our pro-business policies have helped boost private sector employment by 3.8 million since 2010, and as the Resolution Foundation’s latest report shows, the ‘jobs boom has helped some of the most disadvantaged groups find employment’, providing opportunities across society.”