Unemployment falls in Fylde again

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed a fall in unemployment in Fylde.

The figures, released today by the Government, show a year-on-year and month-on-month fall in unemployment in the constituency.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Fylde constituency in April 2018 was 710.

That number is 25 lower than April 2017, and 10 lower than March 2018.

The figures also show a fall in young people’s unemployment in the past 12 months. There were 120 claimants aged 18-24 in April 2018, 25 lower than April 2017.

Mr Menzies said: “I’m pleased to see unemployment falling in Fylde both year-on-year and month-on month.

“The Government has been steadfast in its bid to get Britain working again.

“We now have a record high employment rate in the UK of 75.6 per cent, and in Fylde, the total number of unemployed claimants is just 1.9 per cent.

“I’m even more delighted to see wages rise by 2.9 per cent – higher than inflation – putting more money in people’s pockets for all of their hard work.”

The unemployment rate in Fylde represents a rate of 1.9 per cent of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.9 per cent. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.2 per cent between January and March 2018.