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MP welcomes new unemployment figures

Created on 18/12/2016 @ 10:41
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The number of unemployed in Montgomeryshire has fallen again.

Latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics released today show that in November the number of claimants for Job Seeker's Allowance in Montgomeryshire was 383, or 1.3 per cent of the economically active population.

The number of claimants is down by 30 from last month, and is 10 lower than in November 2015.   There were also 100 claimants aged 18-24 within the constituency, 10 lower than in November 2015.

Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire, welcomed today's figures. "Unemployment in Montgomeryshire continues to fall to astonishingly low levels. I have never known unemployment in Montgomeryshire to be so low. It is particularly pleasing that the decision to exit the European Union seems to have had nil effect on economic confidence across the UK and locally.

"I am also very pleased to see Montgomeryshire's record low unemployment is coupled with the record high levels of employment. Montgomeryshire continues to have the lowest rate of unemployment in Wales, and is 148th out of 650 constituencies across Britain for high employment."

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