Christopher Pincher welcomes further local employment success

Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth continues to fall below last month’s record low

Figures published last week by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in May 2014 was 755.  This represents a rate of 1.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. This number of claimants is a massive 706 lower than April 2013 and 96 lower than in April 2014.

Responding to these figures Christopher Pincher said:  “I welcome the news that unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and continues to drop below levels seen before the Labour government’s recession and continues to fall below last month’s record low.

“Latest research suggest that economic confidence is at its highest for a number of years and this can be seen throughout our town with Ventura Park growth, local manufacturing companies trading overseas and  South Staffordshire College advertising dozens of apprenticeships.”

“However there can be no place for complacency as there is still much to do.  We must make Tamworth the place to set up or expand a business.  Tamworth is a working town and we should not put our economic recovery in jeopardy by returning to Labour’s bad old ways.”

Nationally unemployment is now down to 6.6%.  Tamworth is in the top 16% of constituencies with the highest rate of employment. Last month also saw a record jump in the number of people finding work since records began in 1971 beating last month’s previous record