Ben Berry has welcomed the news that the number of people in work across the UK is at a record level, the rate of women in work is at the highest level since comparable records began, and that according this week’s figures there are 200,966 more people back in work in the North West since 2010.
In Westmorland and Lonsdale the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 324 – a 62 per cent drop – since 2010.
As well as the employment continuing at a record-high, this week’s figures show that the unemployment rate is holding steady, average wages are growing ahead of inflation and the number of children living in workless households is down.
Ben Berry said:
‘This week sees another set of record-breaking figures, with the rate of women in work at the highest since records began and the number of young people out of work down by hundreds of thousands.
‘The number of people in Westmorland and Lonsdale relying on the key out of work benefits has fallen by 324 since 2010 – a 62 per cent drop – as businesses are able to get more people into work, helped by the decisions Conservatives have taken to strengthen our economy.’
‘But we know there is more to do to build an economy that works for everyone, and we will continue to work hard to help even more people benefit from the opportunities in our economy.