Employment

Fiona Bruce MP has welcomed the news that employment across the UK continues to run at a record high, the unemployment rate has fallen to an 11-year low, and that according to recent figures there are 172,000 more people back in work in the North West since 2010. 
In the Congleton Constituency the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 679 - a 58% per cent drop – since 2010.
As well as the employment rate continuing to run at a record high, these latest figures show that wages are continuing to rise strongly. Youth unemployment is down by almost 350,000 since 2010, the number of disabled people in work has increased by 590,000 in the past three years, and the proportion of women in work is at a joint record high. Over 70 per cent of the rise in employment since 2010 has been from full time work.

Local MP Fiona Bruce said:
‘These are another set of strong figures, with employment continuing to run at a record high and unemployment falling to a 11-year low. 
‘Growth is being fuelled by full-time professional jobs while wages are continuing to grow strongly, which underlines the resilience of the UK labour market.

‘The measures the Government has taken have put our economy in a position of strength, and we will work to ensure more people can benefit from these opportunities as we build a country that works for everyone.”
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