Economic inactivity falls but long-term sickness reaches record high

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The latest ONS data cover the period from November 2022 to January 2023 and show a labour market that continues to show signs of softening, with the employment rate increasing, unemployment remaining low, and economic inactivity and vacancies both falling. 

Real time Pay-As-You-Earn data for February 2022 showed that the number of payrolled employees increased, up by 98,000 to a record 30 million. 

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