Creating new jobs

Today in the House I raised the issue of jobs. Everyone knows that the single most important contribution to household earnings is having a job.
 
Recent data show that the claimant count is now lower than in May 2010, that there are 500,000 vacancies, and that five jobs are being created in the private sector for every one lost in the public sector, leading the ManpowerGroup to say that this is a “game-changing year” for the UK jobs market.
 
While there is much still to do, I am very glad there has been such significant progress on helping to create new jobs and the start of a sustainable national economic recovery.
 
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George Freeman (Mid Norfolk) (Con): Does my hon. Friend agree that the single most important contribution to household earnings is having a job? Has he seen the latest data that show that the claimant count is now lower than in May 2010, that there are 500,000 vacancies, and that five jobs are being created in the private sector for every one lost in the public sector, leading the ManpowerGroup to say that this is a “game-changing year” for the UK jobs market? Is it not the truth that plan A is working and plan B is redundant?
 
Sajid Javid: As always, my hon. Friend speaks the truth very eloquently. The economy is growing. Of course there is a lot more work to do, but there is plenty of evidence that we have turned a corner.
 
 

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