Good News on Employment

Fantastic jobs news yesterday.

Employment is at a record high and wages are up 4% since last year – helping with the cost of living.

Total wages up 4% in past year (strongest since 2008)

The South West has the highest employment rate of all UK regions with 354,000 more people employed since 2010. In the Stroud area we have seen a 45% reduction in unemployment.

There is always more to do, even with these record figures, but good to celebrate the hard work of people & businesses behind the statistics.

We are a great country with a strong economy & we will continue to thrive in the years ahead.

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