I am concerned about the rise in the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credits due to being unemployed.
New figures released today by the House of Commons Library show that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance stood at 549 with a further 196 people claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Meaning that 745 people are unemployed in Delyn.
This has witnessed a slight rise from those in January 2016. They are now 14 more people unemployed in February than there were in January.
The number of claimants aged 18-24 in Delyn stood at 180, which is a fall of 5 people from January 2016.
This may be a small rise, but each one of these numbers represents a person who has lost their job. We must be pushing to make sure that everyone has a decent job. Delyn has so much potential, but this Government is failing to give us the investment we need.
I am really concerned by this rise in unemployment in Delyn as it shows that the economic recovery we have been promised by the Government is not happening. Instead we are getting – at best – a stagnation in the jobs market, and – at worst – the rumblings of an economy creaking under the poor decisions taken by George Osborne.
I will continue to work with local businesses to ensure they are given the help and support they need to grow and provide the decent jobs Delyn deserves.