THE BIGGEST ANNUAL FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT – AND 5 OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S JOBS FIGURES
Over the last year unemployment is down by 538,000 – the biggest fall since records began.
New figures by the Office for National Statistics also show:
- More people in work than ever before, including a record number of women in work – since 2010, there are 1.7 million more people in work with the security of a pay packet
- Youth unemployment down by 253,000 over the last year – the largest annual fall since records began
- The biggest fall in unemployment over the last year in the G7 – Britain is outperforming all other major advanced economies
- 542,000 fewer people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance – more people getting off benefits and into work
- 1.3 million of the jobs created have been full-time – that’s three-quarters of all new jobs
Our long-term economic plan is working – as these figures show – but there’s still a lot to do and there are risks in the global economy that could threaten Britain.
The biggest threat to the recovery is Labour. They left half-a-million more people out of work when they were last in power, and their plans for ineffective spending, more borrowing and higher taxes would cost jobs and put the security of Britain’s future at risk.
That’s why we need to keep the plan going – to help even more people find a job and look forward to a better future.
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