STAFFORD’S MP has praised businesses following a drop in the number of people claiming for Jobseekers Allowance the area.
Stafford constituency unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since December 2007, and fell by 108 in the last two months.
The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance now stands at 755 in July 2014 compared to 863 from May 2014. The number of claimants is 512 lower than in July 2013.
Jeremy Lefroy MP said: “I want to thank all businesses in the constituency who are working very hard to create employment opportunities, whether that’s apprenticeships, part-time, full-time jobs or graduate roles.
“We have some wonderful businesses in Stafford that are doing great things. I’ve met with the likes of Risual Ltd and Taylor’s Classics in the last fortnight who are expanding and creating good jobs for local people.
“The continuing fall in unemployment shows the long-term economic plan is working.”
Mr Lefroy praised Hixon-based Mec Com, which secured £8 million worth of contracts and will be going from 120 employees to around 150 employees within the next twelve months.