New job statistics released yesterday show a record 30 million people are in work and that unemployment fell by 167,000 (0.5% of the population), nationally between September and November 2013.
In Beverley and Holderness, only 3.2 percent of the economically active population between the ages of 16 and 64 were claiming unemployment benefits, with 450 fewer claimants than in December 2012.
Commenting on these new figures, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart said:
“The statistics released yesterday show the largest quarterly growth in employment in British history. These numbers provide further proof that George Osborne’s long term economic plan is working not only in Beverley and Holderness, but for the entire country.
“Yesterday’s data confirms that the reforms implemented by the Government are helping Britain’s economy to recover from the financial crisis and Labour’s economic mismanagement. Labour only offers rhetoric, whereas we provide action.”