Mark Lancaster MP

17 NOV 2014

Another Major Slide in Unemployment

Another positive announcement from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which showed unemployment in Milton Keynes fell by 25% over the last year.

Nationally, the ONS also announced that for the first time since 2009 wages are now increasing faster than inflation, easing the pressure on families.

These figures are great news for MK and show that the Conservatives' long-term economic plan is working. We're helping people get off benefits and into work, giving them the security and peace of mind of a regular pay packet, but there is still much to do.

The positive message for Milton Keynes is that the number of claimants has fallen by 1,119 over the past year.

The ONS also announced that employment figures are at a record high with 30.8 million people in work – the highest level on record.  Meaning on average 13,000 more people are entered jobs every single week over the last year.

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