30 million people in jobs a new record

Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire has welcomed the news that 30 million people in the UK are in employment, the highest level it has ever been.  Locally in East Dunbartonshire, unemployment has fallen by more than a quarter since last year.

Commenting, Jo said:

“Nationally, employment has reached a record high with more than 30 million people in work. Here in East Dunbartonshire more people continue to find jobs and fewer have to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance.

“This is another encouraging step on the road to recovery that could not have happened without the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government.

  • The number of people claiming JSA in East Dunbartonshire has decreased by 269 from November 2012 to 701 in November 2013, and is down 57 from October of this year according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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