The Jobseekers Service has released figures on the number of people it has employed to date in the UK.
The figures show that the total number of jobs available is more than twice as large as it was in the year ending March 2019, but the employment rate has fallen since the election.
The UK has the highest proportion of people employed in the private sector of any country, with almost a quarter of all employment.
The figure also includes people working in the public sector.
The Jobseekers Services, which offers employment support, says it has helped more than 5,300 people gain work in the past 12 months.
In comparison, in March 2018, there were just over 8,000 people employed to the tune of 1,900 people, it added.
The UK’s jobless rate has been on the decline for a while, but it is now more than three times the national average.
On average, a person is unemployed in the United Kingdom on average, but a person can have a job and be employed in both the private and public sectors.
The figures also show that more people are looking for work in some areas than others.
More than one in five people are not in the labour force, and almost one in three people aged 18 to 24 are unemployed.
The unemployment rate is lowest in the west of England, with more than one third of people aged 25-64 in the region being out of work.
In Scotland, people aged between 16 and 24 are the most likely to be unemployed.
There is also an increase in the number and rate of people living in poverty.
The overall rate of unemployment in England and Wales has fallen from 11.3% in March 2019 to 8.4% in April.
In Scotland there were a total of 1.8 million people unemployed in May 2019, down from 2.1 million in March.