Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Chloe Smith MP Welcomes Latest Job Statistics

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 16 October 2018 15:15

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North has welcomed figures out today showing that more people are in work this month than last month.

In Norwich North the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 25 since August 2018. The total number of people claiming out of work benefits in Norwich North stands at 1.8% of the economically active population, which is ahead of the UK equivalent, which currently stands at 2.9%.  

National figures released today have also shown that youth unemployment has halved since 2010, whilst the unemployment rate remains at its lowest since 1975, and real wages grew for the seventh consecutive month, helping families have more money in their pockets.

Chloe commented: “I’m delighted to see that Norwich North is ahead of the rest of the country in terms of employment rate. It is also encouraged to see that nationally youth unemployment has halved since 2010. As Founder and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project, I know from speaking to people first-hand how life changing finding employment can be. Norwich For Jobs continues to support young people aged 18-24 take the steps they need to become job-ready. Our newly reformed Strategic Group will continue to ensure the project adapts to the ever-changing jobs market and that our young people receive every support our city can offer."