Henry Smith MP welcomes Wages Rising at Fastest Pace in 10 Years as Employment Hits Record High

Henry Smith MP has welcomed figures which show wages have risen at their fastest pace in 10 years as employment reaches a record high, with nearly 32.5 million people currently in employment in total.

In the south east of England, there are 4,560,076 people in work – meaning 367,737 more people have the security of a job since 2010.

In Crawley, the number of people who are claiming key out-of-work benefits has fallen by 1,343 since 2010 – an overall reduction of 50 per cent.

 

Henry said;

“These figures show that the balanced approach to the economy is working. This is the biggest rise in wages for a decade and with wages rising faster than prices, people’s pay can go further.

“While more and more people have the security of a regular pay packet, there’s still more to do, and through the modern Industrial Strategy businesses are getting the backing to create more, higher-paying jobs across the whole country.”

 

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