Greg Hands welcomes record number of people in work

Chelsea & Fulham MP Greg Hands today welcomed the news that the number of people in work across the UK is at a record high level. The rate of women in work is at the highest level since comparable records began. There are 696,811 more people back in work in London since 2010.
 
In Chelsea & Fulham, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 840 - a 45 per cent drop – since 2010.
 
As well as employment continuing at a record-high, today’s figures show that the unemployment rate is holding steady, average wages are growing ahead of inflation and the number of children living in workless households is down.
 
Greg Hands MP said: "Today sees another set of record-breaking figures, with the rate of women in work at the highest since records began and the number of young people out of work down by hundreds of thousands.
 
"The number of people in Chelsea & Fulham relying on the key out of work benefits has fallen by 840 since 2010 – a 45 per cent drop – as businesses are able to get more people into work, helped by the decisions the Conservatives have taken to strengthen our economy.
 
"But we know that there is more to do to build an economy that works for everyone, and we will continue to work hard to help even more people benefit from the opportunities in our economy."