By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am troubled by the rise in youth unemployment in the constituency and the stagnation in overall unemployment with levels remaining stubbornly high.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in September 2019 was 1,265.

This represents a rate of 3.9% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.7%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in June to August 2019.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 205 higher than September 2018 and 10 higher than August 2019.

There were 285 claimants aged 18-24 in September 2019, 45 higher than September 2018. Read more “Unemployment: September 2019”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am concerned that unemployment has remained above 1,000 people in the constituency. Meaning that the last time unemployment dipped below 1,000 was August 2018.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in April 2019 was 1,170.

This represents a rate of 3.6% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.8% in January to March 2019.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 160 higher than April 2018 and 5 lower than March 2019.

There were 260 claimants aged 18-24 in April 2019, 40 higher than April 2018. Read more “Unemployment: April 2019”

I condemn the 27% rise in unemployment between November 2017 and November 2018. There has been a slight fall month-on-month (October 2018 to November 2018).

The total number of unemployed constituents in Delyn constituency in November was 1,110.

This represents a rate of 3.4% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.0%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people note claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.1% in August to November 2018.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 300 higher in November 2017 and 5 higher than October 2018.

There were 250 claimants aged 18-24 in November 2018, 65 higher than November 2017.

However, unemployment over the last twelve months (November 2017 to November 2018) has risen by 27% (305 people).

I welcome the slight decrease in unemployment in Delyn over the past month. However, we cannot ignore the simple fact that unemployment has increased 27% since November 2017. This is harming our towns and villages economic development.

The rise over the past year flies in the face of the hard work of the Welsh Government and Flintshire County Council. Flintshire County Council’s investment into affordable housing, and the pledge by the Welsh Assembly to invest £120 million into a North Wales Growth Deal has provided businesses with certainty in uncertain times and protected us against the worst excesses of the UK Government’s policies.

The UK Government is still ignoring North Wales. You only have to see that 1 in 5 people in Delyn have had to use a food bank in the last 3 years and that in some wards, child poverty after housing costs has increased above 40%, to see that the UK Government is neglecting our communities.

All people want is a decent job with a decent day’s wage.

I am appalled by new figures out today showing that unemployment in the constituency has risen for yet another consecutive month. The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn in August 2018 was 1,035.

This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.9%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.0% in May to July 2018.

The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 270 higher than August 2017 and 30 higher than July 2018.

There were 225 claimants aged 18-24 in August 2018, 40 higher than August 2017. Read more “Unemployment: August 2018”