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Strong Employment Figures Show Work Remains the Best Route out of Poverty – Hanson

Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest job figures out that show a fall of 133 thousand over the last year in the numbers claiming the key out of work benefits, people who are getting the opportunity to find work and provide for themselves and their families.

 

New figures issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show an increase of 69,000 people in employment, while the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) is down for the 13th consecutive month, falling by 9,900 in October, and the number of vacancies in the UK economy remains high at 667,000.

 

Separate figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) also show the numbers of people claiming Incapacity benefit (IB) is down by 45,000 and the numbers of lone parents claiming income support (IS) has fallen by a further 9,000.

 

David Hanson said:

 

“These are another encouraging set of figures, showing that work is still the best route out of poverty.

 

“For these people getting off benefits and into work means the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.

 

“Unemployment remains low in Delyn but we still have a challenge to get more long term benefit claimants into work. That’s why the Government are working with employers to form local employer partnerships which will provide access to new jobs for 250,000 of our most disadvantaged people.”