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Local unemployment at record low level

Created on 14/12/2017 @ 20:44
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Unemployment levels in Montgomeryshire have dropped to record levels, according to latest figures.

In November there were just 305 people seeing Job Seekers Allowance, which is one per cent of the economically active in the area aged between 16 and 64.

The number of claimants is down from 335 in October 2017, and is 75 lower than in November 2016.

Commenting on the figures, Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire: “The latest unemployment statistics for Montgomeryshire continue the record levels of employment within the constituency. The employment rate is staggeringly high, and is far higher than when I first became Montgomeryshire MP in 2010.

“Montgomeryshire has the 73rd highest level of employment out of 650 constituencies across the UK. What’s even more pleasing is that unemployment for those aged between 18-24 also continues to decrease, having fallen by a third from this time last year.

“Of course there is still much to do, but Montgomeryshire is certainly well placed to continue developing its employment base, and with businesses and employers continuing to expand with the constituency, the future looks bright."

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