Claire has welcomed new figures showing that 1,238 fewer people in Bristol West are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance than in 2010, a 35 % fall. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a better future ahead of them.
Across Britain the number of people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen to 0.93 million people, its lowest level since August 2008.
People are moving off benefits and into work, with a record 30.79 million people now in work. That’s 694,000 more people in work than a year ago. Across the South West, there are 121,000 more people in work compared to the last election.
Jobs are being created in Bristol West in places like Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, where over 20 new business have located there this year.
‘Today’s strong jobs numbers are great news for our area and show that the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan is working. We’re helping people get off benefits and into work, giving them the security and peace of mind of a regular pay packet.
‘We have helped local businesses to create jobs by backing them with lower taxes and better infrastructure. And we have helped people get off benefits and into work through our welfare reforms.'
‘This means a brighter, more secure future for hardworking taxpayers in Bristol West who want to work hard and get on in life.’
'With the development of Temple Quarter and the plans for a new Bristol Arena, the economy is looking good in Bristol West, let's keep it that way after May 2015, with a Majority Conservative government!'