Tory MP McPartland asserted that more people were in work, by February 2022, than prior to the Covid pandemic
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that, in the period from December 2019 to February 2020 there were around 33 million people in employment.
Looking at figures provided by the ONS, referring to the period January - March 2022, there were around 32.6 million people employed. This is a decrease.
The false that there are more people in work than before the pandemic is one made often by Tory MPs.
We approached Stephen McPartland's office to give him a chance to comment, but received no response.
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