Resham Kotecha: new jobs numbers show Conservatives’ long-term economic plan bringing more security to Dulwich & West Norwood

Resham KotechaResham has welcomed new figures showing unemployment has fallen from 6.3% in 2010 to 3.6% in Dec 2014. Youth unemployment has also fallen from the shocking 9% inherited from Labour in May 2010 to 3.8% in Dec 2014. This means more people bringing home a regular pay packet – with the self-respect and sense of security that a good job brings.

In total a record 30.8 million people are now in work, up by 1.75 million since the last election.

The new figures also show regular pay rising by 1.8 per cent on the year, and private sector pay up 2.2 per cent – well ahead of inflation.

Resham said:

‘It’s great news that more people have jobs, and wages are now increasing. This is happening because we’ve been taking action to fix the economy - backing businesses to create more jobs with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes to create more jobs, and fixing the welfare system so that work always pays.

‘In May voters in Dulwich & West Norwood will face a choice: between the competence of sticking with the Conservatives’ plan which is delivering a more secure future for families - where more people have the self-respect and peace of mind that comes with a regular pay packet - or putting that all at risk with the economic chaos a vote for one of the other parties would bring.’