Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter says he is “very pleased” at the latest unemployment figures in his constituency — but insists there is still “work to be done”.
Latest statistics reveal unemployment is one per cent of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. This is equivalent to 481 unemployed claimants, a drop of 170 people in the last year, and 59 per cent since 2010.
Commenting on the figures, Dr Poulter said: “I am very pleased that Suffolk’s unemployment rate continues to fall and that my constituency is ranked in the bottom 100 constituencies for claimant rates. I would like to congratulate all of our local businesses and organisations who have created jobs and allowed our families to receive a pay packet and ensure a more prosperous future for our children.
“There is still work to be done and I shall continue to support our students, businesses, shops, organisations and firms to ensure that our unemployment rate continues to fall in such a positive way.”