Official ONS figures show that in the East Midlands, there are now 2,360,414 people in work – meaning that with the Conservatives, 260,677 more people have been able to access the security of a job.
Locally, the number of people who are claiming key out-of-work benefits shows that in Broxtowe there has been a reduction of 675.
Wages have risen again, ahead of prices for 19 consecutive months, meaning families have greater financial security and can plan for their future with confidence.
These figures show the underlying strengths of our economy – with millions of people benefitting from a sustained boost in pay and access to a regular pay cheque. The Conservatives have a proven track record on delivering on jobs, with 3.6 million more people in work since 2010.
Broxtowe Conservative parliamentary candidate, Darren Henry has welcomed these figures, saying:
“These figures are another sign that the fundamentals of the British economy are strong as we prepare to leave the EU. And with 3.6 million more people in work since 2010, more families have greater financial security and can confidently plan for their future.
“Families across the country are benefitting from a sustained boost in their wages. And with the National Living Wage set to be £10.50 per hour in 2024, the Conservatives are helping people with the cost of living so that their pay packets can go further.
“Labour will not allow the country to move on from Brexit and their dangerous plans would wreck the economy – meaning higher taxes, more debt and fewer jobs – just like last time.”