Unemployment falls in South Swindon again

The number of people out of work in South Swindon has fallen. 

According to the latest figures, in March 2016 1,033 people claimed Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit, down from 1,080 12 months earlier.

Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, welcomed the Office of National Statistics figures. He said: “In South Swindon the number of people claiming out of work benefits has fallen by 1,839 – a 64% drop – since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. 

"We have seen increased growth, wages up on average 2.4%, the introduction of a new national living wage and the number of people in work at an all-time high.

“The fact that we have seen such a large fall in unemployment in our town since 2010, and the fact that more fellow local residents are in work, is proof that we are on the right track.”