Local MP welcomes latest drop in unemployment figures

Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has welcomed the latest unemployment figures that show the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in Lewes Constituency represents just 1.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, that being 253 lower than in May 2013.

Figures published yesterday by the Office of National Statistics show more people are in work than ever before, with levels of employment up to 30.43 million in January to March 2014. Unemployment figures have fallen by 133,000 in the 3 months to March 2014 and down from 309,000 from the previous year.

Norman says:It is encouraging to see a continuing upward trend of people entering employment. We have record numbers in work and employment falling at the fastest rate in over a decade. This can only help in pulling us out of the economic downturn, both at a national level and in the local area.

“Helping local people to find jobs is a key priority for me. Quarter by quarter, job by job we are rebuilding Britain’s economy. Every job created is a family helped and a boost to our economic growth. This is further convincing evidence of the key Lib Dem contribution in building a stronger economy and growth in our country.

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