"The UK employment dynamo continues to generate jobs and grow wages," said Anthea McIntyre MEP.


The West Midlands MEP, who is Conservative employment spokesman in the European Parliament, was greeting independent jobs figures which showed the unemployment rate continuing to run at the lowest since 1974 and wages growing faster than inflation for the 15th month in a row.



She said: "Average weekly earnings are up 3.4 per cent from a year ago and more women are in work than ever before. Youth unemployment has halved since 2010 nearly a million more disabled people are in work since 2014. 


"However desperately some may try to find negatives, the truth is this Government has created a jobs revolution whose benefits are reaching all corners of society. it means more people experiencing the dignity of work and more money in their pockets."