Chipppenham MP welcomes fall in unemployment

Michelle Donelan

This week’s news of employment figures is fantastic for local people in the Chippenham constituency. With a low unemployment rate, the number of people in the area on out of work benefits down 64% since 2010, it is clear this government is making a real difference to the employment prospects of local people.

I am also particularly pleased that the proportion of women in work is at a near-record high of 69.8 per cent

Our on-going welfare reforms are working – making a real difference for those who want to work and making sure the system is fair to everyone who needs it, along with taxpayers who pay for it.

This Conservative government is making clear and specific progress towards creating an economy that is strong for everyone and helping people into work, and we will continue that work as we build a country that works for everyone.