UK employment rate at a joint record high

Independent statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday (May 14th) has found the UK unemployment rate has not been lower since 1974.

The UK employment rate is now at a joint record high, the unemployment rate is down to 3.8% - the lowest rate since 1974 - more women are in work than ever before and youth unemployment has been halved since 2010.

There was also good news for wages after the ONS found wage growth was outpacing inflation for the 14th month in a row

Here in Mid Worcestershire, Tuesday's ONS job statistics has shown the claimant count in Mid Worcestershire has fallen by 41% since 2010. It's the Conservatives who are helping create more, better-paying jobs across the country

We mustn't forget that every single Labour government in history has left Britain with higher unemployment