Prospective MP Michael Tomlinson has welcomed new figures showing that 228 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance in Mid Dorset and North Poole compared to this time last year, with the number of people in work in the South West up by 139,000 since 2010.
Since 2010 the number of people on unemployment benefits in Mid Dorset and North Poole is down by 404 - a 49% drop. Jobs are being created locally in the construction and service sector.
Michael Tomlinson is pictured on a visit to local Wimborne business Central Spares with Minister Grant Shapps and Director Andrew Cole. Michael said:
“It’s excellent news that since 2010 there are 404 fewer people in Mid Dorset and North Poole 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, our long-term economic plan is working, backing businesses like Waypoints, which is opening a new care home in Upton and helping 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 Mid Dorset and North Poole can have the security of a job and a regular pay packet.”