Figures released today show that unemployment has fallen and wages are rising.
The employment rate is now 73.6 per cent – the highest rate since records began – with the number of people in work at a record high of 31.12 million.
“It is great news that Britain’s economic plan continues to create jobs and increase pay. We’ve got the highest rate of employment in our history, and real terms pay rising strongly."
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne
“This is a fantastic set of figures, which show more people in work than ever before and a strong growth in wages. That is a credit to British business, and a credit to the hardworking people of this country.”
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith