Unemployment in Milton Keynes falls again


The total number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Milton Keynes has fallen as wage rises across the UK grew at their fastest rate since August 2011.

Across Milton Keynes the number of claimants is 1,268 lower than in the same time last year and is a huge 3,808 lower than in 2010 representing a drop of around 57%.

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart said: “Today’s figures show the Government’s jobs-led recovery is getting people back to work every day. We are getting people into full-time work and making work pay.”

He added: “MK has become a leading business power house in industries like logistics, manufacturing and transport.

“I was delighted to see professional, scientific and technical roles enjoying the largest jobs growth over the last year, vital areas for us here in MK.”

The figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the UK’s employment rate has seen the largest annual rise of any G7 economy; 400,000 more people are in work compared to a year ago.

The vast majority of that rise in employment – 85 per cent – has been in full-time work.