Unemployment Continues To Fall in Inverclyde

New figures show that unemployment is continuing to fall in Inverclyde compared to this time last year. The total number of claimants (both Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit) is 221 lower than in March 2015 and 29 lower than in February 2016.

There were 305 claimants aged 18-24 in Inverclyde constituency in March 2016, 105 lower than in March 2015. (Figures for 18-24 year olds are rounded to the nearest 5.)

It is encouraging to see unemployment in Inverclyde continue to fall in comparison to this time last year. I want to see this progress continue. Employment in Scotland is at a record high – with Scotland continuing to outperform every other nation in the UK.

Picture from Rachel Andrew

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