I am concerned by new figures which show that unemployment has increased for two consecutive months in Delyn. Unemployment in Delyn in the month ending November 2017 stands at 805.
The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in November 2017 was 805.
This represents a rate of 2.5% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 278th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)
The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between August and October 2017.
The number of claimants in Delyn constituency is 90 higher than November 2016 and the 25 higher than October 2017.
There were 180 claimants aged 18-24 in November 2017, 20 lower than November 2016, but the same as in October 2017.
October witnessed a rise in unemployment and I warned the UK Government if they did not take action it would only rise further. These figures demonstrate that they did not heed these warnings and let unemployment push above the 800 mark. This follows years of fluctuations in unemployment in Delyn, under the Conservatives, but no definitive fall.
Youth unemployment is remaining at 180 people. Showing that despite the efforts of the Welsh Assembly Government in providing excellent education and skills training, the UK Government is squandering our young people’s potential.
What we are seeing is a government who are not competent enough to manage the UK economy. For all their bluster surrounding their credentials on the economy we can see a shambolic approach to bringing down inflation and securing more decent jobs. We now live in the situation where inflation continues to rise to an eye-watering 3.1% and the number of people in secure work plummets. Labour will invest into our community and tackle the cost of living crisis head on.