PENRITH AND THE BORDER NOW HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES IN BRITAIN
Rory Stewart MP has welcomed today’s news that the number of Penrith and The Border’s unemployed claimants continued to drop to under 600 claimants, representing a rate of 1.4% unemployment and showing that the constituency is 605th lowest in terms of unemployment out of 650 constituencies in the UK.
Rory Stewart said: “This is excellent news. But we should never rest on this issue. I will continue to press relentlessly for continuing support for apprenticeships, and for small businesses and employers, to bring the figure even lower. More investment in broadband should also allow us to continue to develop these jobs, and improve their range, and quality. We also have more work to do to really get the most from our outdoor industries. Every individual without work is a real issue – and often a personal tragedy. But to have reduced to less than 600 unemployed out of an adult population of 63,000 is a real achievement.”