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Jonathan Djanogly: new figures mean more security for families in Huntingdonshire

18th September 2015

Jonathan Djanogly MP has welcomed new figures showing that the number of people in the Huntingdon constituency claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell by 1,100 - a 68 per cent drop - since 2010.

The figures show that the government’s reforms to rebalance the economy and help more people into work are succeeding, with over 400,000 more people across the country in work than a year ago and a record number of people working in the private sector. Business confidence in the economy is shown by nearly three quarters of a million vacancies, and jobs are being created in Huntingdonshire.

The figures also showed that average pay growth is at 2.9 per cent – the fastest rise since 2002 – while inflation was only 0.1 per cent, meaning hardworking people in Huntingdonshire have more money in their pockets; and youth unemployment has continued to fall – down 215,000 since 2010 – showing how this one nation government is ensuring the economic recovery is felt by all sections of society.

Across the East of England, people are getting off benefits and into work with 250,447 more people in work since the last Labour Government. There are over 2 million more people across the UK now in work than at the end of thirteen years of a Labour Government.

Jonathan Djanogly said:

‘With wages continuing to rise and 1,100 fewer people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance today’s figures are great news for people who want to work hard and get on in Huntingdonshire.

‘With good jobs being created by local businesses, these figures show there is more financial security for people in work, and more families with the security and stability of a regular pay packet.

‘These strong results are down to the hard work and determination of people here in Huntingdonshire, and demonstrate the success of the Conservatives’ one nation approach and clear economic plan. We need to keep working though that plan - supporting firms, increasing training and providing more free childcare for working parents, as well as introducing a National Living Wage – so that everyone can succeed and achieve their full potential.’

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