Today’s employment statistics show that with 31.77 million people in work, employment remains at a record high of 74.5%, while unemployment stands at 4.9%. This is the lowest for over a decade.

Over the last six years Conservatives have created more than 2.5 million jobs. That’s 2.5 million people in Britain with the security of a regular pay cheque, able to provide for their family and plan for their future.

With the unemployment rate at a 10 year low and wages growing healthily, we are making progress in our mission to build an economy that works for everyone. But there is so much more to do if we are to build a country that works for everyone. As well as working with businesses to continue to create jobs, we will work hard give people job security, reward the work that people do and spread opportunity throughout our country.