Unemployment remains at the joint lowest rate for over ten years – down nearly 900,000 since 2010 – according to the latest set of labour market figures out today.
Since the Conservatives entered government, employment is up by over 2.7 million – that’s well over 1,000 jobs created on average every day. This year so many records were achieved – employment has consistently been running at an all-time high with more women, older workers and ethnic minority groups in work than ever before.
Encouragingly, this good news was extended right across the UK. But there is more to do to help people of all backgrounds and abilities into work, which will remain a priority as we press ahead with our welfare reforms that are ensuring it always pays to be in work.
Building an economy that works for everyone means making sure everyone can have the security of a regular income so they can provide for themselves and their family.