Delyn MP David Hanson has called for greater government support as new government figures released today show a second consecutive rise in unemployment in Delyn.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics released today show unemployment in Delyn has leapt from 858 in November, to 888 in December and 908 in January. The statistics also showed a rise in youth unemployment, with the number of 18-24 year old Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) claimants in the area rising from 250 in November, to 255 in December and 270 in January.
These statistics go against the national figures which show a fall in unemployment, showing clearly the need for greater support for businesses and individuals in Flintshire.
David Hanson MP said:
“Individuals and businesses in Delyn have been working hard to try and thrive through the economic difficulties of the last few years of this government, but we need more government support for Flintshire to make sure they can succeed, and to stop the rising unemployment of the past few months.
It’s vital that the government does more to support young people into work and to stop unemployment rising any higher, and to ensure that for those adults who do have work, that it pays properly and leaves them able to afford to the prices of everyday essentials that over the past four years have been rising”.