Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage welcomed figures showing a drop in unemployment in her constituency

Daily Echo: Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed a drop in unemployment in her constituency Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed a drop in unemployment in her constituency

A HAMPSHIRE MP says a drop in unemployment in her constituency show it is making “good progress”.

Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, welcomed the Office of National Statistics’ figures which revealed a fall in unemployed in the last year.

The unemployment rate decreased from 3.4 per cent in February last year to 2.4 per cent in February this year, with 495 more people getting into employment.

In addition, youth unemployment fell for the same period and now stands at 4.6 per cent, down from 7.3 per cent.

Ms Dinenage said: “Local people are overcoming the barriers to employment, thanks to targeted support from local organisations and businesses.”

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11:23am Mon 21 Apr 14

southy says...

But if you count every one that is of working age and not in full time employment the figures have gone up and not down.
495 people found employment what about the few thousand that have left uni / collage / School and can't get a job.
And how many that are unemployed but can not claim JSA theres a high number of those, these people just don't get countted
But if you count every one that is of working age and not in full time employment the figures have gone up and not down. 495 people found employment what about the few thousand that have left uni / collage / School and can't get a job. And how many that are unemployed but can not claim JSA theres a high number of those, these people just don't get countted southy
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