Friday, 3 April 2015

1.9 million more people with the security of a pay packet

There are 1.9 million more people in work since 2010.
That’s 1.9 million more people with the security of a pay packet to provide for their families.

In our area unemployment is down by over 50% since it peaked under Labour.

Locally, unemployment doubled under Labour in the last parliament, up from 543 people unemployed in 2005, to a peak of 1175 unemployed in 2010. 
The number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in the Hexham constituency in Feb 2015 was 542, that is down 54% compared to it's peak under Labour. There is more to do, but that is 633 more local people in a job, taking home a pay packet each month, and being able to provide for their families.
Even pre-recession in January 2006 there were 628 people unemployed in the Hexham constituency, higher than the most recent figures.