Unemployment in East Dunbartonshire down again – Jo

Local MP Jo Swinson has welcomed a further drop in unemployment figures for East Dunbartonshire.

The number of local residents seeking Job Seekers Allowance in December 2012 fell to 920, down 50 from November 2012 and 140 from December 2011.

Jo will continue to work on initiatives such as the successful Get East Dunbartonshire Working campaign that secured 109 job and training opportunities in East Dunbartonshire. Recent figures from the Kirkintilloch Job Centre show the scheme created 77 jobs, 9 apprenticeships and 23 work experience placements.

Commenting on the figures, Jo said:

"This great news on the job front locally is a positive sign that East Dunbartonshire's economy is a healthy one.

"And the Job Centre figures on Get East Dunbartonshire Working show that work experience can lead to employment.

"I'm currently planning two events for local businesses, one on trade and investment and one on business lending, to make sure companies know what support is available to boost growth and help create jobs and apprenticeships."

Further information:

  • 920 people were unemployed in East Dunbartonshire, 140 lower than in December 2011 and 50 lower than in November 2012 based on figures for JSA claimants in the area.

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