Monday, 22 November 2010

Good news on jobs

Some really good news on jobs at the moment with the number of people having to claim out of work benefits going down.

The claimant numbers are important because they are bang up to date. I'm pleased to say here in Hexham we have seen a 12.8% fall in the year down to 2%, half the 4.7% average for the North East.

There are still difficult times ahead and the numbers will fluctuate but we do have a very good network of people and organisations trying to tackle unemployment locally from the fantastic team at our local job centre who I know very well to various community groups providing advice and support.