Unemployment down 50% in Selby and Ainsty since last election

Unemployment down 50% in Selby and Ainsty since last election


Nigel Adams has welcomed new official figures showing that 850 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the Selby and Ainsty constituency since 2010, a 50% drop since the last election.

This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.

People are getting off benefits and into work across Yorkshire and Humber, with 12,000 more people in work compared to the last election.

Throughout Britain the number of people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen below 1 million for the first time since 2008.

Jobs are being created in Nigel’s constituency and the MP is hopeful that the number of people out of work will continue to fall following the 4th Selby District Jobs Fair organised by Nigel Adams MP which will be held on October 9th at Selby College Sports Hall.

Nigel Adams said:

“It’s excellent news that over 800 fewer people are relying on benefits to get by in Selby and Ainsty constituency. This makes a huge difference to people’s lives, meaning many more local people can look forward to a brighter, more secure future, for themselves and their families.

“This has happened because, as part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan, the Government has been reforming welfare so it rewards the willingness to work and backing businesses like the ones that will exhibit at my upcoming Jobs Fair, to create new jobs.

“As these figures show that plan is working, getting us closer to our target for full employment. We need to keep working through the plan, so more families in our part of North Yorkshire can have the security of a real job and a regular pay packet.