Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Chloe Smith MP welcomes Norwich North’s latest employment figures

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 14 September 2016 12:03


Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North has today welcomed Norwich North’s latest employment figures showing a drop in those out of work compared to this time last year and puts Norwich North ahead of the national average.


The Office of National Statistics figures released today have shown that unemployment has dropped from 847 in July 2016 to 820 people in August 2016 who are claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Norwich North. This figure of 820 represents a rate of 1.8% of the economically active population of 16-64 years of age in Norwich North claiming unemployment benefits, which is lower that the equivalent UK rate of 2.4% for the same period.


Figures also indicate that the numbers of young people aged 18-24 has dropped 190 compared to the 205 people claiming in August of 2015.


Chloe comments: “These figures are very encouraging, and shows that Norwich North is ahead of the national average of number of people claiming out of work benefits.


“Nationally the number of people in work stands at a record high of 31.77m, which shows that this Government is achieving its goal of building a Britain that works for everyone, not just the privileged few”.