More people in work

Figures released today show near record numbers of people in work – giving more people the security of a job as we grow the economy, halve inflation and get debt falling.

The Conservative priority to grow the economy, halve inflation and get debt falling relies on a strong workforce across the UK – meaning more people have the security of their own income.

The latest figures show that the number of payroll employees rose by 98,000 in February 2023 to 30 million. The number of employees on payroll now stands at 1,040,000 above pre-pandemic levels – with the employment rate increasing between November and January 2023. 

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