Employment at a record high
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Figures published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that employment is at a record high.
More people up and down the country are finding work as we build a stronger economy.
In the last three months the number of people in work rose by 254,000.
More than 30.64m people are now in work and over the quarter unemployment fell by 121,000.
Today's figures show that our economic plan is working and our recovery is secure.
Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said: "More people up and down the country are finding jobs as we build a stronger, more balanced economy.
"And today we have the highest employment rate on record, which shows that this Government has created the right conditions for growth.
"We have made the tough decisions to reduce our deficit; lifting around 3 million people out of tax so they keep more of what they earn; healing the scar of the north south divide through the Regional Growth Fund and giving young people a helping hand by boosting apprenticeships."