Thursday, November 28, 2019

Getting people in work

New figures show that the number and proportion of children living in a workless household is at a record low; there are more working households than ever before; and 12.5 million households have all members over 16 in employment, up 331,000 over the past year. 

Work is the best route out of poverty, and we want to help people into work, so they have the security of a regular pay packet and can provide for their children. Labour won’t allow the country to move on from Brexit and their dangerous plans would wreck the economy – meaning higher taxes, more debt and fewer jobs.

Key facts: 
  • More children than ever before are living in a working home. More children than ever before are now living in a household with a working adult, as the proportion of children in a home with at least one adult in work is 91 per cent. 
  • The number of children in households with all adults in work has increased by 262,000 in the last year, to 7.7 million – a rise of 1.7 million since 2010. 
  • The number of children in workless households is at a record low. Fewer than 1 in 11 children now live in a workless household, a record low. 
  • The number of children in workless households is down 760,000 since 2010 – a drop of almost 40 per cent – and a record low. 
  • The number of children living in households where all members had never worked, decreased by 58,000 over the year to 172,000. 
  • There are more working households than ever before. There are 12.5 million households in which all people are working, up over 1.5 million since 2010, a record high. 
  • This means there are 23.1 million people aged 16 to 64 in working households, up 1.1 percentage points over the year – to a new record high. 

Under the Conservatives an average of 1,000 people have gone into work every day, supporting people to take control of their lives and build themselves a better future. We’ve seen over 3.7 million more people get the security of bringing home a regular pay packet.

The unemployment rate is at its lowest in 45 years.

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