I am delighted to see unemployment and youth unemployment continue to fall. The latest jobs statistics that show the number claiming the main unemployment benefit has fallen 44% in Dover and Deal since 2010 to 1,177. Youth unemployment is now down 60% to 235.
Today's employment figures show that because of the economic decisions we have taken over the past six years, the fundamentals of our economy are strong and will continue to be strong as we negotiate our departure from the European Union.
There has been a steady decline in unemployment in Dover and Deal and I am doing all that I can to make sure this trend continues in our corner of Kent.
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