Youth unemployment has halved since 2010

Youth unemployment has halved since 2010

New figures show that youth unemployment has halved since 2010.

The unemployment rate remains at its lowest since 1975.

And real wages grew for the seventh consecutive month, helping families have more money in their pockets.


We want to help people into work by reforming welfare and delivering our modern Industrial Strategy to help create more, better paying jobs across the whole country.

When we first entered government 2.5 million people were out of work.

Since 2010 our balanced approach to the economy has helped turn this around.

The number of young people out of work has more than halved, and the unemployment rate is at a 43-year low – meaning more people have the security of a job and are able to provide for their families.

We believe that everyone should be able to go as far as their talents will take them.

That’s why we will continue to build a stronger and fairer economy, creating jobs and opportunities to help people get on in life, and a better future for themselves and their families.