MP welcomes news of unemployment hitting a 43 year low

Chris Green MP has welcomed news that unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since 1975, according to figures released from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS employment figures also show that the number of people in employment has increased by 3.3 million since 2010, with almost 75% of this rise consisting of permanent, full time jobs. There are also now 104,000 fewer people on zero hours contracts.

The decrease in unemployment has also been seen in Bolton West and Atherton, where the number of people claiming unemployment benefit has dropped by just under a third also since 2010. 

Mr Green said: “Despite the doom and gloom Brexit was claimed to bring, there has been an increase in the creation of good quality jobs and the reduction of people on zero hour’s contracts.
“This has allowed more people have access to good quality jobs that are suited to their circumstances, whether that be full or part-time employment, meaning more people have a secure job and are able to provide for their families.
“This is a great step forward and I hope to see this trend continue not only in Bolton West, but also nationwide in the coming years, after we have left the European Union.”