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MP welcomes fall in Mansfield jobless

Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield has welcomed the latest statistics which show that unemployment continues to fall in Mansfield.

The number of young people out of work in Mansfield has fallen substantially over the last year.

Figures show that in May there were 290 claimants aged 18-24 which is 55 lower than May 2017.

The total number of unemployed people claiming unemployment benefits in the Mansfield constituency has fallen to 2.7 per cent of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.8 per cent.

Employment has increased substantially in the East Midlands over recent years, with 2,406,408 people currently in work – an increase of 263,502 since 2010.

The MP said: “I am delighted to see the latest employment figures for Mansfield. Under the Conservatives, a record number of people are now in work as unemployment continues to fall.

“It is particularly good news to see youth unemployment fall so sharply. Nationally, youth unemployment has fallen, on average, by over 140 young people every single day since 2010. More of our young people are now in work, earning and supporting themselves and with this comes more freedom and choice, and better prospects for their future.

“I am working to ensure that we deliver more well-paid jobs locally in Mansfield and to support local young people to access the training they need to secure the jobs of the future.”