Robert Jenrick has welcomed new figures showing the number of people in work in the Newark constituency has risen by nearly 8,000 since 2010, with the number of people no longer relying on unemployment benefit falling by over 300.
Robert Jenrick said:
“There are now nearly 8,000 more people in work since the last general election, with over 300 fewer people relying on unemployment benefit. This is great news for our area – every new job means another family with the stability and security of a regular pay packet.
“This is more evidence that things have been improving locally under the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan. It’s only by sticking with this plan that things will to continue to improve in our local area – securing a better and brighter future for people in Newark, Bingham, Southwell and Tuxford.”
Notes & attribution:
The number of people in work in Newark has increased by 7,800 since 2010 – that’s nearly 8,000 more people with the security and stability of a regular pay packet. In April 2009-March 2010 (the last full period there are figures for under Labour) there were 44,900 people in work. In January 2013-December 2013 (the latest figures available) this had risen to 52,700. This means 77.4 per cent of people in Newark are now in work, above the average of the East Midlands of 71.7 per cent and Britain of 71.5 per cent (ONS, NOMIS Labour Market Statistics, accessed 14 May 2014, link).
The number of people in work in Newark fell by 3,000 under Labour. In April 2004-March 2005 there were 47,800 people in work. This had fallen to 44,900 in April 2009-March 2010 (ONS, NOMIS Labour Market Statistics, accessed 14 May 2014, link).
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Newark has fallen by 321 since 2010 – that’s over 300 people who are no longer relying on JSA each week. In April 2014 there were 1,134 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) – the main out-of-work benefit. In April 2010 there were 1,455 people claiming (ONS, Nomis, accessed 14 May 2014, link).