Simon Hart MP has welcomed new figures showing that 288 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire since 2010, a 23 per cent drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.
Throughout Britain the number of people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen below 1 million for the first time since 2008.
Mr Hart said:
"It's excellent news that 288 fewer people are relying on benefits and that is a credit to local employers. This makes a huge difference to people's lives, meaning many more local people can look forward to a brighter, more secure future, for themselves and their families.
"However there is always more to do at a Government level to drive the numbers down still further, and the improving economy helps us do just that"
Simon Hart MP
House of Commons
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