Fall in People on Jobseekers Allowance Across Hull and East Riding

The latest unemployment figures are positive for Hull and the East Riding as more people get off Jobseekers Allowance and into work.

The labour market figures for April reveal a fall of 3.3 per cent – or 225 fewer claimants – in Hull and a 6.7 per cent reduction – or 205 fewer claimants – in the East Riding.

Compared with last April, the figures show falls of 18 per cent and 14 per cent for Hull and East Riding, respectively.

Gill Dillon, employer and partnership manager for Jobcentre Plus in Hull, said: "The number of young people claiming has also reduced."

In Hull, the total claimant count for April was 6,660, which is 1,420 fewer than the same period last year.

The figure for the East Riding was 2,780, a decrease of 455 on last year's total.

Ms Dillon said: "The labour market does present several opportunities and there are jobs for even the long-term unemployed.

"It does show that each month we continue to see more people going into work."

Hull City Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder with responsibility for employment, said: "We are building a legacy for improving employment levels."

Posted: Tue 24 May 2016
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