Local Conservative MP, David Davies, has welcomed the news of falling unemployment figures in the Monmouth Constituency.
Figures released last week by the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers allowance (JSA) was 957, a rate of 2.5% of the economically active population, aged between 16-64. This number is 322 lower than in December 2012 and 50 lower than in November 2013.
Mr Davies said: “I am delighted to see that unemployment in my constituency is continuing to fall and that the job market is on the upturn. Every new job means another person taking home a pay packet helping them to provide for themselves and their families.
I believe this shows how the Government’s tough economic decisions to make sure that work pays and to cut the deficit are working and the UK is on the pathway to recovery, which we must not abandon. “
Whilst there is still a long way to go I am confident that we will see further progress in the months ahead. “