Labour will continue to create jobs and opportunities across the country by investing in skills and infrastructure, supporting small businesses. Labour will also continue to help people back into work, to target full employment strengthening workers’ rights to make sure work always pays.
Labour has delivered on jobs as we know that recovery is built on creating employment:
- We have relentlessly focussed on job creation and helping people back to work - unemployment is down to 8.9% from a crisis high of 15.1%, creating 130,000 new jobs
- We have increased the minimum wage and established the Low Pay Commission to set the that wage
- We removed 410,000 low paid workers from the USC net,