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Number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance is falling in Hinckley and Bosworth- Cllr Michael Mullaney

November 1, 2013 6:13 PM

The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in Hinckley and Bosworth has dropped, according to latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The figures released by the ONS show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance has fallen by 214,500 since this time last year including 265 in Hinckley and Bosworth

Across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 between June and August.

Commenting, Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth Cllr Michael Mullaney said:

"The fall in the number of people in Bosworth claiming Jobseekers' Allowance is a welcome sign and shows that our economy is
recovering and people are returning to work.

"It is clearly a step forward but we must remain focussed on creating jobs and ensuring that all hardworking people benefit from the

"Locally we have new jobs coming to our area through the Enterprise Zone at MIRA off the A5 near Hinckley and the parcel delivery firm DPD at Sketchley Brook.

"Liberal Democrats in Government have helped to create a million jobs and over one million apprenticeships.

"Jobs are crucial to building a stronger economy in a fairer society that allows everyone to get on in life."