Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest figures out today that show unemployment continues to fall with the employment level at a record high of £29.4 million in work.
At the same time new figures show the numbers claiming jobseekers allowance (JSA) is down for the 16th consecutive month, falling by 10,800 in January to 794,600, the first time it’s fallen below 800,000 since 1975. The number of vacancies in the UK economy remains high at 677,400. Redundancies are at their lowest level since records began in 1995.
David Hanson said:
“These latest figures show that the British economy is staying strong as the number of employment opportunities across the country continue to increase.
“The current challenge we face is ensuring that people have the right skills to fill the increasing number of vacancies that are available.
“I have been working closely with the Government, Welsh Assembly and local employers to ensure that we not only continue to attract business to North Wales and the Deeside Hub area, but that we make the right investments in education and skills so that people can take up the positions as they become available.”