New figures show that there are 37 fewer workless households in South West since 2010.
Overall across Britain the number of workless households is down 671,000 since the last election, with the proportion of workless households now at its lowest level since records began in 1996. The fall over the last year was 271,000, a record drop.
It’s excellent to see the number of workless households falling. In September the claimant count rate in Mid Dorset & North Poole was down compared to the month before the last election when the rate was 2.1%. This means more families in Dorset with the self-respect and security that comes with a good job and a regular pay packet.
This is further evidence that the Conservatives’ reforms to welfare and support for business to create more jobs, as part of our long-term economic plan, is working.
There’s further to go – but the worst thing we could do now is abandon the plan that is working - delivering a brighter, more secure future for families in Dorset