Bath’s MP, Don Foster, has again welcomed news that the number of unemployed claimants in Bath has continued to drop over the past few months.
The number of unemployed claimants in Bath stood at 863 in May this year, which represents a drop of 49 from April in the number of claimants in Bath.
This means that of the economically active population of Bath only 2% are currently unemployed claimants.
This latest drop in claimants in Bath means that the since the Coalition was elected in May 2010 the number of claimants in Bath has fallen by 32%, from 1,282 in May 2010 to 863 in May 2014.
This latest drop in claimants in Bath has been reflected on a national level, as the number of unemployed claimants dropped by 27,400 to 1.09 million, representing 3.2% of the UK population.
The total number of people out of work fell by 161,000 to 2.16 million, meaning that the unemployment rate is now down to 6.6% nationally.
Commenting, Don Foster MP, said: “It is great to see that our economic recovery is maintaining its momentum and that the number of unemployed is continuing to fall across the country.”
“This continuous progress that our economic plan is delivering is evidence that we chose the right course of action”
Steve Bradley, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Bath, added: “The continuous falls in unemployment that we are seeing in Bath reflects the dynamism and enthusiasm that is evident throughout the city.
“I pay tribute to our city’s business community and to the Council for leading the way in creating a climate in which unemployment will hopefully fall even further”.