I am concerned that we have now witnessed a two consecutive month rise in unemployment in Delyn. But I do welcome the sudden drop in youth unemployment.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in February 2017 was 725. This is an increase of 10 since January 2017.

This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 338th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

There were 185 claimants aged 18-24 in February 2017, 15 lower than February 2016 and 30 lower than in January 2017.

Before Christmas unemployment figures were promising for Delyn, demonstrating the hard work being put in by employers and employees was paying off. However, since the New Year we have seen two consecutive months of unemployment rises. Each one of these figures represents an individual who no longer has access to work and cannot share in the pride of doing a day’s work and providing for themselves and their families.

I welcome the fact that youth employment has risen, but I wish to caveat this as it has become the norm for these figures to fluctuate, as we have seen over the past three months. What is important is the long term trend to get young people into a career that they can enjoy and provide them with a decent living.

Flintshire County Council and the Welsh Assembly Government are trying hard to create and sustain jobs in our area. They deserve our support in these efforts.

Only recently I raised with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions this very issue. I called on the Government to ensure that the investment into the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is spread to North Wales. It is only right that Delyn businesses have access to the funding that is being provided so quality jobs can be brought to our communities.

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I have voiced my concern with the small rise in total unemployment claimants. But within the unemployment claimants figures it shows that claimants between the age of 18-24 saw the biggest rise.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in January 2017 was 715. This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 327th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 10 higher than December 2016.

There were 205 claimants aged 18-24 in January 2017, which is not only 15 higher than December 2016 but is 20 higher than January 2016.

This month has seen inflation rise to 1.8%, with wage growth just about managing to keep up, and now we can that unemployment has increased in Delyn. Most concerning is the rise in youth unemployment in Delyn.

The Government have dragged their heels over must needed investment into North Wales and their uncertainty on Brexit is causing businesses to restrict their operations in due to the doubts they hold. If we fail to secure people into work at the beginning of their working lives it puts in place barriers to a healthy working ethos. Putting further stress and strain on public services.

For the past few months unemployment in Delyn has been bumping along with no dramatic reduction in claimants. Now we are seeing unemployment rise and not fall. It is a failure by the Government to invest into North Wales and support our local economy. Once again they are ignoring Flintshire.

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I cautiously welcome the small fall in the overall number of unemployed claimants in Delyn. However, but I remain concerned that youth unemployment continues to rise.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in October 2016 was 732. This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 320th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%. Read more “Unemployment Figures October 2016”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am deeply concerned that the number of unemployed claimants in Delyn has risen for a second month.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in September 2016 was 736. This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 310th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%. This is an increase of 10 from August 2016 figures. Read more “Concern as unemployment in Delyn continues to rise”