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Please note that Justin Tomlinson is not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes Record High Employment


North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the recent announcement that employment in the UK is at a record high. 

Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics show that the UK employment rate stands at a record high of 76.2%. There are currently 32.8m people working in the UK, 309,000 more than a year earlier. 

In addition to this, the number of people working full time has also risen to a record high of 20.71m – increasing by 272,000 over the last year, while the number of people working part-time fell by 61,000. 

The unemployment rate has remained low at 3.8% - with the unemployment rate for women at a record low of 3.5%. 

Wages continue to rise above inflation, with figures showing that there has been an increase of 3.2% for total pay - 1.5% when adjusted for inflation. 

Justin Tomlinson said: “This is very encouraging news, which shows that the Conservative’s balanced approach to the economy is paying off. I am also delighted to see more people in full-time work, benefitting from the security of a regular wage. It is vital that the Conservative continue to provide a solid foundation on which to build a strong economic future, and ensure the more people are able to work and provide for their families.”

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