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Unemployment falls in Weaver Vale
3:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
UNEMPLOYMENT figures in Weaver Vale are lower than the national average.
Figures released this month show that unemployment in the area, which includes Northwich, has dropped to 4.3 per cent.
The national average is 4.4 per cent.
Graham Evans, Weaver Vale’s MP, said: “Across Weaver Vale there were 1,889 Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) claimants in August 2013 compared to 2,320 in August 2012 and 2,091 in May 2010.
“That is a 4.3 per cent rate compared to the north west average of 5.1 per cent and the national average of 4.4 per cent.
“Youth unemployment (18-24 year olds claiming jobseekers allowance) has also dropped to 7.6 per cent from 10.2 per cent in August 2012 and from 8.6 per cent in May 2010.
“While there is still a long way to go, these are all positive signs that suggest the UK economy is turning a corner to generate higher levels of employment.
“I am proud that steps in my constituency, such as running two Jobs Fairs with planning underway for a third, and apprenticeship schemes can demonstrate the opportunities that are out there.”
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