Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield has welcomed the latest statistics which show that unemployment continues to fall in Mansfield in Warsop.
The total number of unemployed claimants in Mansfield constituency in August was 1,285. This represents a rate of 2.5% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The number of claimants in Mansfield constituency is 175 lower than August 2017 and 15 lower than July 2018. Meanwhile, there were 260 claimants aged 18-24 in August, which is 85 lower than August 2017.
Commenting, Ben Bradley MP said:
“It is good news that unemployment continues to fall in Mansfield. Nationally, since 2010 the number of people in work has risen by over 3.3 million and the unemployment rate is at a 43-year low – meaning more people have the security of a job and are able to provide for their families. Average weekly earnings for employees have increased by 0.4 per cent in real terms, compared with a year earlier. With wages rising faster than prices, this means that people have more money in their pockets. There is more to do though and that is why I continue to look at the ways in which we can create more high quality, well-paid jobs across Mansfield and Warsop to ensure that people have access to good opportunities locally.”