Unemployment across Camden fell to a record low according to new figures released today, in a brilliant vindication of the Conservatives’ economic plan.
Since 2010, the number of people in our borough having to rely on out-of-work benefits fell to 2,613 – less than half the level when Labour left office in 2010.
Nationally, unemployment fell yet again to just 5.3%: down from 7.9% five years ago. That’s over two million more people in work, with over four out of every five of those jobs being full-time (compared to just half of jobs created under Labour).
With average pay rising by 3.0% a year, the cost of living falling for the first time in six decades, and taxes being cut for everyone in work, it really pays to have a job: a big turn around from when Labour were in government.