It is fantastic to hear that long-term unemployment has fallen in Dover and Deal.
The latest jobs figures released last week show that over the last 12 month period, the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Dover and Deal has fallen by 28%, with almost 400 fewer people requiring out of work support. There is also good news for 16-24 year olds, where youth unemployment is down by over a third.
Unemployment in Dover & Deal is now down 55% since 2010 to 1,021. Youth unemployment is now down 66% since 2010 to 2014.
National employment is at a record-breaking 73.7% and with wages increasing by 3 per cent, we are helping more people than ever rise out of Labour's unemployment trap.
With every month the country gets closer to reaching our goal of full employment. More jobs and people with the security of a regular pay packet and less welfare is my priority. I'm committed to seeing more people in Dover & Deal able to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.
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