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DEBATE: Cameron's 1000 jobs

Updated Wednesday, 28th January 2015

David Cameron says that the Conservatives have created 1000 jobs for every day they've been in office. Is this true?  

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David Cameron has claimed that since the Conservatives have been in office, they have created 1000 jobs a day. Tim Harford investigated this claim on More or Less and discovered that there are indeed 2 million more jobs now than in June 2010, nearly 1,200 per day. In context - under Gordon Brown 500 jobs were destroyed per day, and Tony Blair 900 jobs per day were created. However, the median wage has gone down - the new jobs aren't paying as well. What do you think is more important? Number of jobs or median wage? Have your say in the comment facility below. 

 

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