By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I have received unemployment figures for the month ending August 2017 which show that unemployment rose to 800.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 65 higher than August 2016 and 25 higher than July 2017.

There were 190 claimants aged 18-24 in August 2017.

Yet another set of unemployment figures have been delivered by this Government which show that unemployment has risen in Delyn. You will hear the UK Government making a great deal out of unemployment falling nationally, but that just demonstrates how they ignore waste swathes of the country. Read more “Unemployment Figures: August 2017”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I have received unemployment figures for the month ending June 2017 which show that unemployment rose to 735.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in June 2017 was 735.

This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 328th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 15 higher than May 2017.

There were 180 claimants aged 18-24 in June 2017. That’s an increase of 5 from May 2017 figures.

It is always worrying whenever you see unemployment increase, no matter how small the number appears. Each one of these people now unemployed have lost their livelihood and they need support to ensure they can get a job as quickly as possible.

Only recently was I meeting with an apprentice in Parliament to discuss the opportunities being provided in the aerospace industry. But I want to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to pursue whatever occupation they want. These figures show that there was an increase in youth unemployment meaning that some are not able to fulfill that ambition.

The progress that was made in recent months has been set back by the rise in unemployment. I know that the Welsh Assembly and Flintshire County Council are working hard with businesses and schools to ensure that we have the jobs and the training we need. I will be pressing the UK Government on this rise in unemployment as it shows that their policies are failing Delyn.

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I have seen unemployment figures which show that unemployment is Delyn continues to steadily rise. This is of serious concern as it shows not only has the total number of unemployed risen, but also that those aged between 18-24 has increased.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in March 2017 was 745.

This represents a rate of 2.3% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 334th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.6%. Read more “Unemployment Figures March 2017”

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.