Employment: The employment rate remains at a record high of 74.2% with around 750,000 vacancies at any one time.Unemployment: The unemployment rate fell to 5.0% - the lowest rate for a decade, with the inactivity rate close to the record low at 21.8% and down 575,000 since 2010.Work: There are a record 31.6 million people in work - 461,000 morethan this time last year. Full-time work is up nearly 1.9 million since 2010.Women: The female employment rate is at a record high of 69.2% with nearly 1.1 million more women in work than in 2010.Youth unemployment: Youth unemployment is down over 300,000 since 2010 and the unemployment rate for young people not in full time education(5.6%) has never been lower.Pay: Wages continue to grow with average pay (excluding bonuses) up 2.3% over the year.Today’s national statistics show a record-breaking set of figures. Secure employment and a decent wage are key to transforming the life chances of people across the country so I’m delighted to see another strong set of figures this month.There are more people in work than ever before and wages are continuing their upward climb, which is great news for hardworking families who have seen a rise in their living standards over the past year.With around 750,000 vacancies at any one time and full-time work making up nearly 75% of the total rise in employment since 2010, our long-term economic plan is delivering jobs across the country and giving more people the security of a wage.

Conservative Party Conference Day Four

We are a party that – under the strong and proven leadership of Theresa May – is determined to build a country that works for everyone. As our 2016 Conference comes to a close, join us on Facebook for the Prime Minister’s speech.

Conservative Party Conference Day Three

Our mission to build a better Britain begins with two commitments – to keep our country safe and united. As well as ensuring that the bond between the four nations of our United Kingdom continues, we believe in building a society that brings people together.

Conservative Party Conference Day Two

We need a Government that delivers serious reform and builds a country that works for everyone, and not just the privileged few. And that starts with our economy – a Britain that remains open for business, and makes sure that everyone can share in the country’s wealth.

Conservative Party Conference Day One

It’s an exciting time to be a Conservative. Amongst Labour’s chaos and division, the plans of this Conservative Government remain clear:A Britain that leaves the European Union, but remains open and outward looking.

Labour's leadership election: whoever wins, the country loses

By Patrick McLoughlin, Conservative Party Chairman The spectacle of Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith traipsing round the country engaged in a bidding war for the Labour leadership has been profoundly depressing for all of us who care about the future of our country.

Building an economy that works for everyone

Today’s employment statistics show that with 31.77 million people in work, employment remains at a record high of 74.5%, while unemployment stands at 4.9%. This is the lowest for over a decade.Over the last six years Conservatives have created more than 2.5 million jobs.

Britain, the great meritocracy

 A message from the Prime Minister:When I stood in Downing Street as Prime Minister for the first time, I set out my mission to build a country that works for everyone.

Britain is open for business

The 2015/16 Inward Investment Report shows that the UK remains the best place in Europe for business to invest. And that means more jobs for people in Britain.Since 2010 390,000 new jobs have been created as a result of foreign direct investment.