MP ‘pleased’ with latest employment figures

Sir Edward Leigh
Sir Edward Leigh

Market Rasen’s MP Sir Edward Leigh has welcomed figures that show the number of unemployed people in the constituency has continued to go down.

Sir Edward, the Conservative MP for the Gainsborough constituency, has welcomed new figures released which showed a further drop in the number of unemployed people in his area.

The statistics for the Gainsborough constituency to the end of June 2015 show 1,208 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, down 48 on the previous 
month.

Unemployment is down 20.6 per cent, with 314 more people now in work, than in June last year.

Sir Edward said he was ‘pleased’ with the latest figures.

He said: “Whilst nationally the figures have shown a slight increase in the rate of unemployment, between May and June this year – the first since October 2012 – I am pleased to say that we are not following the national trend and have continued to get people into jobs, 
locally.”