Simon Kirby MP welcomes record high employment across the UK

Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven, has welcomed the news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years – down over 900,000 since 2010.

It’s also great news in the South East, where 346,000 more people are back in work in since 2010. 

In Brighton Kemptown the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 1576 – a 59% per cent drop – since 2010. Today’s figures also show wages continuing to grow strongly, the youth unemployment rate at its lowest since 2005, the rate of women in employment at a record high, and the number of disabled people in work up by nearly 600,000 over the past three years.

Local MP Simon Kirby said:

“This is great news for our country and for local people, with the number of people in Brighton Kemptown relying on the key out of work benefits down 59% per cent since 2010, while the employment level nationwide has hit a record high.”