MP welcomes jobs figures

Matt Warman. (Photo: Daily Telegraph)
Matt Warman. (Photo: Daily Telegraph)

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has welcomed a fall in the number of people in the constituency claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit.

New figures show the number of claimants not in employment since 2010 fell by 851 – a 45 per cent drop.

More than 400,000 more people across the country are in work than a year ago and a record number of people are working in the private sector.

Business confidence in the economy is shown by nearly three quarters of a million vacancies, with jobs being created in Boston and Skegness.

The figures also showed that average pay growth is at 2.9 per cent, the fastest rise since 2002, while inflation was only 0.1 per cent.

Youth unemployment has also continued to fall, down 215,000 since 2010.

Mr Warman said: “With wages continuing to rise and 851 fewer people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit while out of work, these figures are great news for people who want to work hard and get on in Boston and Skegness.

“The figures show there is more financial security for people in work, and more families with the security and stability of a regular pay packet.”

He added: “These strong results are down to the hard work and determination of people here in the constituency, and demonstrate the success of the Conservatives’ one nation approach and clear economic plan.

“We need to keep working though that plan - supporting firms, increasing training and providing more free childcare for working parents, as well as introducing a National Living Wage – so that everyone can succeed and achieve their full potential.”