MP Welcomes Latest Fall in Unemployment

MP Welcomes Latest Fall in Unemployment

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Selby’s MP Nigel Adams has welcomed new figures showing that unemployment has fallen again in the Selby and Ainsty constituency.

The official figures also show that wages are continuing to rise, and that there are a record number of women in work, thanks to the Government’s long-term economic plan.

The number of people out of work in the Selby and Ainsty constituency at the end of July 2015 has fallen to 741 compared to 1707 in May 2010 under the last Labour Government. This means that just 1.5% of people aged 16-64 in this area are out of work and there are now almost 60% fewer local people out of work since 2010.

Commenting, Nigel Adams (pictured at last year’s Jobs Fair with Drax Group) said: “These figures are very encouraging. We are committed to delivering a better, more prosperous future for working people not just here in Selby but across Britain, and these figures confirm that’s exactly what our long-term economic plan is doing.”

Today’s figures show well over 1000 local people are in work than previously and average pay growth is at 2.8 per cent. Additionally, there are now a record 14 million women in work, and there are 354,000 more people in work than a year ago. Not only that, but the vast majority of the rise in employment has come from full-time work.

Nigel added: “That means more money in the pockets of hardworking people, and an economic recovery that is beginning to be felt by all sections of society, whatever their background.

 

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Key statistics:

  • Employment: 31.03 million (up 354,000 this year and up nearly 2 million since 2010).
  • Employment rate: 73.4 per cent (up 0.6 points this year and up 3.2 points since 2010).
  • Unemployment: 1.85 million (down 221,000 this year and down 657,000 since 2010).
  • Unemployment rate: 5.6 per cent (down 0.7 points this year and down 2.3 points since 2010).
  • Claimant count (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit not in work): 792,400 in July (down 217,700 on last year and down 702,400 since 2010).
  • Wages: average pay growth is 2.8 per cent. Inflation over the same period was flat.