So, our economy in the EU can thrive? Weird huh.
And more foreigners in work is now a good thing, oh Dacre?
As for the record-numbers-in-work, this is a long-running crow of the Tories, which, as far as I understand it, is based on raw 'numbers employed under a broad umbrella' than anything more incisive and telling, such as 'numbers employed in permanent posts' or 'numbers employed in education-appropriate work', etc. It's like GDP: it's only a surface sheen.
And as above, this is crowing about activity in a system Brexit is explicitly going to cock up. The 'revolution' chatter of Brexiters elides political shift with stasis in broad economic terms: this isn't Russia 1917, it's 'hey we love free trade, let's shoot ourselves in the foot because we can't act like Victorian Britain on the world stage anymore'.