Nigel has welcomed new figures showing that 295 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance in the Ribble Valley compared to this time last year, with the number of people in work in the North West up by 87,000 since 2010. Since 2010 the number of people on unemployment benefits is down by 40%.
Speaking from the Ribble Valley this morning, Mr Evans said “It’s excellent news that that number of those relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance continues to fall in the Ribble Valley, meaning more people have the prospect of a better and brighter future ahead of them. This is further evidence that the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan is working, backing businesses and helping to create more jobs. It is clear that we need to stick to this plan which will ensure that we keep growing the economy and creating jobs, so that more families can have the security of a job and a regular pay packet.”