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A fall in unemployment in the Mid Worcestershire constituency, which includes Droitwich and Evesham, has been welcomed by the area's MP.

The number of unemployed claimants in Mid Worcestershire constituency in November 2011 was 1,455. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 500th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. The number of claimants is 11 lower than in October.

Commenting, Peter Luff said,

"These are challenging economic times for the world, for Europe and the UK. Sadly in the country unemployment has risen but locally unemployment has fallen. It may only be a modest fall, but I believe it shows that our diverse economy is resilient.

"That resilience is being underpinned by a whole series of investments such as the redoubling of the Cotswold line, the rebuilding of Evesham's Abbey Bridge, the other improvements announced today to Worcestershire's transport infrastructure and this summer's reopening of the Droitwich Canals.

"The constructive and welcoming approach of Wychavon district and Worcestershire county council makes a big contribution to ensuring that this is an attractive place to set up business. We need to keep it that way to make sure employment levels stay high, something we must never take for granted in a highly competitive and challenging world."


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