UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS FURTHER IN SOUTH WEST BEDFORDSHIRE

Figures released from the House of Commons’ Library show that the number of unemployed claimants in South West Bedfordshire in November 2018 was 525. This represents a rate of 0.9% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The total number of claimants is 35 lower than November 2017. The number of claimants is 74% lower than November 2010. Three quarters of the rise in employment nationally has been in full time work and over 70% has been in higher skilled occupations. On average, over a thousand people have moved into work every day since 2010.

South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous said:

“I am delighted to see that the number of claimants is going down.   It is businesses like Marks and Spencer who will be creating 55-60 new jobs in Leighton Buzzard who have helped us get so many more people into work, with the security of a pay packet”