Following the announcement that unemployment has fallen yet again, Nigel Adams said the following:
I am delighted to see today, with the latest release of figures, that the unemployment rate in the UK has fallen to a seven-year low of 5.4% over the last quarter.
The number of people in work has risen by 140,000, causing the employment rate to rise to an encouraging 73.6% – which incidentally, is the highest since records began in 1971.
We now have 22.77 million people working full-time from the three months to August, which is up 291,000 compared with the same time last year.
I am also happy to announce that this good news nationally has been reflected in Selby & Ainsty. The overall rate of unemployment in the constituency in September has fallen to an extraordinarily low 1.4%.
The number of young people gaining employment in Selby is on the rise too; there were 165 claimants aged 18-24 in September 2015, which is 45 lower than the previous September.
The figures outlined above are certainly encouraging – showing that the economy in the country and constituency alike are continuing to grow at a healthy rate; breaking records and seeing the best statistics for years.
Helping people in Selby & Ainsty to learn new skills and secure employment have always been core principles of mine since first becoming your Member of Parliament in 2010. Tomorrow sees the fifth Selby District Jobs Fair I’ve organised and each year they go from strength to strength.
If you’re looking for work, considering a career change, want to learn an apprenticeship or train in new skills – make sure you register for free and come along to Selby College Sports Hall on Thursday from 9am. For all the information and how to register, see the Jobs Fair section of the website.