Figures released today by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that more people are in work than ever before. Under the Conservatives, over 3 million people are now in work since 2010, and the level of people out of work is at its lowest since 1975.
Today’s figures also show:
- Youth unemployment has fallen by over 40% since 2010
- There are now over 32 million people in work – a record high
- Unemployment is down by more than 1 million
- The highest female employment rate on record
Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State for Employment, said:
“Under this Conservative Government there are more people in work than ever before.
“Since 2010, over 3 million more people now have the security of a regular pay packet and more young people are gaining the experience they need to help them get on in life.
“Labour would put all this at risk. Only the Conservatives are building a strong economy that works for everyone.”