Sunday, 1 March 2015


There are 1.9 million more people in work since 2010. That’s 1.9 million people with the security of a wage to provide for their families. (ONS, Labour Market Statistics, 18 Mar 2015)
The latest figures also show:
  1. Unemployment down 102,000 since the last election – its lowest level for seven years
  2. Youth unemployment down 196,000 since 2010 – with more opportunities for young people to get on in life
  3. Number of people claiming out of work benefits down to its lowest level for seven years – showing that our welfare reforms are helping people off benefits and into work
  4. Number of full-time jobs up 481,000 in the year – showing that the vast majority of new jobs are good-quality
  5. Number of women in work up 851,000 since 2010 – a new record
  6. Pay up 1.8% in the year – putting more money in people’s pockets, so families are more financially secure
As these figures show, our long-term economic plan is creating a record number of jobs. It’s also rewarding work, helping people off benefits, and securing a better future for families across the country.
With the election just weeks away, the choice facing Britain is clearer than ever.
On the one hand, chaos under Labour. They have no plan other than more spending, more borrowing and more taxes. That would wreck the economy and hardworking taxpayers would pay the price.
On the other, competence with the Conservatives. With employment at an all-time high, our plan is helping hardworking taxpayers across the country get on in life.