Westminster News

Unemployment at lowest level in 12 years

Damian has welcomed the news that the rate of unemployment - at 4.7% - has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Also, the proportion of 16-24 year olds who have left full time education and are unemployed is 5.1%, which is a record low.

Damian said:

The Spring Budget

Damian welcomes announcements made in the Spring Budget that reinforces the Government’s commitment to make sure the UK economy remains strong ahead of preparations for leaving the EU.

Damian welcomes record high employment

Damian has welcomed the news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate - 74.6% - since records began in 1971.

Commenting on the rise, Damian said:

Lowest unemployment in over 10 years

Damian has welcomed the news that unemployment across the UK remains at the lowest rate for over a decade – down nearly 900,000 since 2010 – according to the latest labour market figures.

Encouraging employment numbers to end year on

Damian has welcomed news that the labour market has finished a record breaking year with unemployment down by over 100,000 and the rate remaining at 4.8 per cent across the UK.   

Help for working families in the Autumn Statement

Damian welcomes the announcements made in last week’s Autumn Statement to help people keep more of what they earn, new measures to boost incomes, and the on-going reforms to make sure work always pays.

Damian said:

record employment numbers continue

Damian has welcomed the news that employment across the UK continues to run at a record high – with 31.8 million people now in work - and that the unemployment rate has fallen to an 11-year low.

Damian, who is also Minister of Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions, said:

Damian welcomes record number of people in work

Damian has welcomed the news that the number of people in work across the UK remains at a record high.  According to today’s ONS figures there are 331,000 more people back in work in the South East since 2010. 

Employment numbers continue to break records

Damian welcomes the latest ONS employment numbers that show a record 31.77 million people are now in work - an increase of 2.7 million since 2010 – with the unemployment rate holding at 4.9 per cent; the lowest rate for over a decade.

Damian said: