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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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June 15, 2016

Julian has welcomed today’s figures showing that unemployment has dropped to its lowest national rate since 2005, with the claimant rate in York Outer being the third lowest in the United Kingdom.

Today there are 139,000 more people in work across Yorkshire and the Humber and in York Outer the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit has fallen by 832 to 240– a 78 per cent drop – since 2010.

Unemployment is now at its lowest level in a decade and the proportion of 16-24 year olds who have left full-time education and are unemployed has never been lower.

Commenting on the good news, Julian said:

‘It is fantastic that York Outer now has the third lowest claimant rate in the United Kingdom. There has been a 16 per cent drop in the claimant count over the past year, reflecting sustainable employment growth.

‘Today’s figures show the number of people in York Outer relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit has fallen by 832 since 2010 – a 78 per cent drop. The 240 people in receipt of these benefits now account for 0.5 per cent of the economically active population.

‘Our sensible economic policies are transforming life chances and providing opportunities that give families in York Outer the best chance to get on in life. Each new job means that worker and their family have the security of a pay packet.

‘Figures from the House of Commons Library show that this positive news is reflected right across York as the claimant count in York Central has fallen by over 2,000 since May 2010. This represents a 77 per cent drop in York since 2010.’