Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, has welcomed the news that unemployment is now at its lowest point in 40 years. Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have indicated that levels of unemployment are also down by over a million since the Conservatives came into government in 2010.
Chloe, who founded and chairs the Norwich For Jobs Project, which seeks to reduce youth unemployment in Norwich, also welcomes the news that national youth unemployment has fallen by over 40 per cent since 2010. Job vacancies stood at 810,000 in the last three months to December 2017.
Chloe comments: “These figures are extremely encouraging; we are seeing record numbers of employment, meaning people are able to provide for their families and build a better future for themselves and their children. The level of vacancies listed as available also shows that our economy remains in a strong position with even more employment opportunities available.
“Locally, five years of my Norwich For Jobs Project has demonstrated that Norwich is really up for the challenge of jobs and there is so much talent out there. I would continue to urge Norwich employers to keep extending opportunities to people with disabilities and to work with the great team at Norwich JobCentre Plus who can support you in doing so.”