Unemployment has fallen again – meaning there are now 1.5 million more people in work since the last election
These strong jobs numbers are very good news – and are compelling evidence that our long-term economic plan is working. There are now a record number of jobs in Britain – and we have taken a further step in meeting the ambition the Chancellor has set for full employment. Every job created means another family with greater economic security and the prospect of a brighter future.
These remain difficult times for families facing pressures on their budgets, and much work needs still to be done to build a resilient economy. But these figures support the argument we have made all along that the only way to see rising living standards is to grow the economy.
Labour left nearly half a million more people without a job and Ed Miliband predicted that our economic plan would ‘lead to the disappearance of a million jobs’. But there are now 1.5 million more people in work and unemployment is down 251,000 on the election. Labour’s wild predictions about our economic plan have been exposed for the short-term politicking that they always were. Labour don’t have a long-term plan to secure Britain’s future – all they care about is their own short-term self-interest.