LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT “NEARLY HALVED SINCE ELECTION”
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LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT “NEARLY HALVED SINCE ELECTION”

New figures released today show the number of people out of work in Mid Worcestershire has fallen by nearly half since the last election, news which has been welcomed by local MP, Sir Peter Luff.

In May 2010 there were 1,543 people claiming out of work benefits in Mid Worcestershire, compared with 849 claiming in April 2014.

The fall in unemployment has been seen across the country. Employment in the West Midlands has increased by 78,000 since the last election and employment nationally is up 1.59 million since May 2010.

Sir Peter said,

“It is excellent news that more people are now in Droitwich and Evesham and across Mid Worcestershire. That means more people with the security of a regular pay packet to bring home to their families.

“The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s aim is to achieve full employment, so we are one step closer to meeting this target.

“These remain difficult times for families, who are still feeling the impact of the 2008 Great Recession, but these figures definitely give us cause for optimism.”

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