"The unemployment rate (the proportion of those in work plus those unemployed, that were unemployed) was 4.4%, down from 4.9% for a year earlier and the lowest since 1975."Additionally, the employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 75.1%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
Wrt "zero hours" see this from James Cleverly:
And before the flood of "it's all zero hours contracts" tweets come in, it's worth having a quick look at this. pic.twitter.com/yNm26ZvfQW— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) August 16, 2017