Local News & Archive — July 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm — Updated: July 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm

MP welcomes lowest unemployment in over a decade



Dr James Davies has welcomed news of lower unemployment and the highest recorded figures for people in work since the 1970s.


The total number of unemployed claimants in the Vale of Clwyd constituency was down 7% over the last year and the change since 2010 shows a reduction of 42%. Nationally employment was at 31.7 million, up 624,000 over the past year and up 2.7 million since 2010, while unemployment fell by 864,000 since 2010.


Commenting the Vale of Clwyd MP said,


“These figures represent real people and their dependants with every step back to work being individual success stories providing for a family and restoring pride. Because of the decisions we have taken in Government over the past six years, the fundamentals of our economy are strong and will continue to be strong.


“Our job now is to build on this success story and create an economy that works for everyone, so people can benefit from the opportunities that are being created regardless of who they are or where they live.


“I know it is sometimes said by detractors that these jobs are part-time, insecure or poorly paid but in fact over the last year, two thirds of the rise in employment has been from full-time work and since 2010, 95 per cent of the growth in employment has come from permanent employees or people working for themselves”.


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