Sunday, 20 October 2013

Liberal Democrats on Unemployment

The Liberal Democrats in Government have helped business create more than a million private sector jobs, and now we’re working to help create a million more.

The total number of people in employment is now at a record high, with the rise driven by growth in full-time and permanent jobs.

This week’s figures show a welcome fall in unemployment of more than 18,000 over the last three months ― a figure that includes a significant fall in long-term unemployment of more than 15,000.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen by 41,700 over the last month, and is down by 214,500 since this time last year. The number of people signing on is now at the lowest level since January 2009.

There is a long way to go, but the economy is on the mend. And we are determined to ensure everyone benefits from the recovery.