Figures released today by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of people in work has reached a record high of 32.2 million, with employment at its highest rate since records began. Since 2010, over three million more people have the security of a job.
Today’s figures also show:
- Unemployment fell again and is at its lowest rate since 1975. Unemployment is down by over a million since 2010.
- Over 1000 jobs have been created every day since 2010.
- Wages increased by 2.4 % in the year to November.
- Record number of job vacancies in the UK.
Esther McVey MP, Secretary of State for Department of Work and Pensions, said:
“Today’s figures show that more people are getting into work than ever before, meaning people are able to provide for their families and build a better future for themselves and their children.
“Nearly half a million more people have the security of a job and a pay packet than this time last year and wages are rising. Labour would put all of this at risk.
“And with a record number of job vacancies in the UK, we will continue to ensure our economy remains strong and creates the jobs people need.”