New figures out today (June 13th) show good news for employment data in Worcester. According to the figures there were 2,380 benefits claimants across Worcester in May, a drop of 70 from the previous month. The good news comes as the Conservatives mark four million more people in work since Labour left office in 2010.
Worcester has an unemployment rate of 3.7%, which is the UK average and well below the regional average of 4.9%.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) released figures showing there are 33.09 million people in work in the UK, with the unemployment rate near record highs of 76 per cent – up 5.8 percentage points since 2010, with vacancies falling.
Going forward, the Government will continue to deliver on its manifesto promises to get more people working in gainful employment and helping drive the UK economy forward.
Commenting, Robin Walker said:
“I welcome today’s jobs figures, which show there drop in benefits claimants in my Worcester constituency, meaning more people are gaining their own financial security.
“It is clear that the government are delivering on their manifesto commitments, to support stable growth, reduce unemployment and give people the opportunity to achieve financial independence.”
Commenting, Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride said:
“We’re getting British people working with a record number of people in jobs – representing the vigorous support we have in place to support people get into work.
“We are equipping the over 50s to return to work, removing barriers for parents on universal credit and supporting those who are sick or disabled.
“The Prime Minister has set out clear priorities to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists, and stop the boats. We are working non-stop to ensure more people are in work to achieve these priorities.”