Blinded by flash estimates

The Prime Minister has made repeated claims about employment in the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson MP (Conservative, Uxbridge and South Ruislip) has said:

  • “There are now more people in work in this country…than they were before the pandemic began.” (24th November 2021)
  • “We’ve now got more people in work than there were before the pandemic began.” (5th January 2022)
  • “It is an astonishing fact that we have 420,000 more…

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.