New figures show that unemployment is down by more than 900,000 since 2010 – and at the lowest rate for more than a decade.
And since the Conservatives entered government six years ago, employment is up by over 2.7 million. That’s well over 1,000 jobs created on average every single day.
These figures show that the employment rate for women is now at a record high, wages are rising and unemployment remains at an 11-year low - highlighting the strength and resilience of our labour market as we step up to the challenges of 2017.
We have made real progress creating a strong economy and helping more people into employment. But we know that there is much more to do. So we will continue that work as we build a country that works for everyone.