Latest employment figures

Figures released this morning reveal that the number of people in employment rose by 160,000 in October, with job vacancies and wages also rising – showing that the government's Plan for Jobs is helping businesses create more jobs. Conservatives understand - as the Labour party still does not - that it is businesses, not government, which creates the wealth which alone can provide the foundation for both private and public sector jobs.

  • As we move beyond the pandemic, it is time to give more priority to getting people back into work and helping businesses to thrive, and it is clear that our plan is working.
  • New figures released this morning show that the number of payroll employees rose by 160,000 in October and now stands at record levels, well above pre-pandemic – with the unemployment rate falling by 0.5 per cent and over 1.17 million job vacancies now available.
  • These statistics confirm that our Plan for Jobs is bringing economic security to millions of workers, more trade for businesses, and greater prosperity throughout the country.


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