Lucy Allan has welcomed new figures showing that 989 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance in Telford compared to this time last year, with the number of people in work in the West Midlands up by 95,000 since 2010.
Since 2010 the number of people on unemployment benefits is down by 937 – a 34% drop.
Jobs are being created in Telford in places like the new Southwater development, which will boost employment in the town.
Lucy Allan said: “It’s excellent news that since 2010 there are 937 fewer people in Telford relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance. That means more people with the prospect of a better and brighter future ahead of them.
“As these figures show the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan is working, backing projects like the new Southwater development to create more jobs. We need to stick to that plan. It’s the only way to ensure that we keep growing the economy and creating jobs, so that more families in Telford can have the security of a job and a regular pay packet.”