Jobs figures give further boost to Northampton economy

Jobs figures released today have revealed a further fall in the number of people out of work, with a significant rise in the number of young people now in employment.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Northampton South constituency in November 2015 was 1,365. That is 259 lower than in November 2014 and 57 lower than in October 2015.

There were 210 claimants aged 18-24 in Northampton South constituency in November 2015, 45 lower than in November 2014.

David Mackintosh said: “Today’s record employment figures, alongside unemployment at its lowest since 2008, and youth unemployment its lowest for 10 years, mean more people than ever before have the security of a job and regular pay packet so they can provide for themselves and their families.

“Our plan for a more prosperous future is delivering for working people with wages growing. And next year we will build on this with the introduction of the National Living Wage boosting pay packets alongside extra support with the new offer of 30 hours free childcare for working families.

“This is good progress, but as we move closer to our goal of full employment we need to continue to help the hardest to reach into work and ensure as many people as possible benefit from the growing economy.”