Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Chloe Smith MP: strong jobs figures for Norwich

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 21 March 2018 12:40

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, has today welcomed the Labour Market Statistics release which shows that Norwich North is still performing better than much of the UK in terms of those out of work.

The monthly Labour Market statistics have shown that unemployment in Norwich stands at 1.9%, which is ahead of the UK equivalent of 2.7%. This figure represents the economically active population aged between 16-64.

Figures have also shown that although the overall claimant count in Norwich has risen by 20 compared to the same time last year, many of these rises can be attributed to the rollout of Universal Credit, which affects the claimant count.

Chloe comments: “It is really encouraging to see that unemployment remains low in Norwich. This means more people in work, with the ability to get on. Because the government is taking care of the national economy, we see the positive consequences for people in Norwich. There are good jobs available.

“I meet regularly with local employers, many of whom tell me that are looking at expansion opportunities, which will bring more job opportunities. As founder and chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project, this is really encouraging, as it means more opportunities for young people to find work.”