East Dunbartonshire unemployment falls to lowest level since 2008

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has expressed her delight that local unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since July 2008.

In April 2014 there were 633 unemployed claimants in East Dunbartonshire, a fall of 40 from the previous month. This means just 1.5% of people were claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance, making East Dunbartonshire one of the lowest areas of unemployment in the whole of the UK.

Commenting after the release of these encouraging figures, Jo said: 

“Building a stronger economy to support and create jobs is the key reason why as Liberal Democrats we went into government in the first place.  I’m so glad that not only is the national unemployment rate falling fast, but particularly that people are feeling the benefits here in East Dunbartonshire. 

“I’ve worked hard to promote jobs in our area, by organising a Jobs Fair and my Get East Dunbartonshire Working initiative.  It is excellent news that local unemployment is now down to 1.5%, which is the lowest it has been since July 2008.”


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