George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has today welcomed the news that new figures from the ONS have shown that there are a record number of people in work.
The figures show that the number of people with a job has reached a record high – including a record number of women and disabled people in work – meaning more people than ever before have the economic independence that a job brings and can reach their full potential. And with wages rising at their fastest pace in 11 years – ahead of inflation – people’s pay packets can go further.
George Eustice said, "These figures show the Conservatives are providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain's economic future. More people are in work than ever before, and with average wages increasing ahead of prices, pay cheques can go further."
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said, “Every person deserves the chance to succeed and provide for their families through a steady income. I’m pleased to see 2.9 million more people are in work every day since 2010, wages are rising at their fastest in more than a decade, and people across the UK are taking home more of what they earn.
“Thanks to the hard work of the British people and the government, we can further invest in our public services. And today’s figures are another sign that despite the challenges across the global economy, the fundamentals of the British economy are strong as we prepare to leave the EU.”