Fewer unemployed people in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 16:56 02 September 2017

There are fewer unemployed people living in North Somerset now than five years ago.

There are fewer unemployed people living in North Somerset now than five years ago.

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Unemployment has fallen in Weston-super-Mare as the town's Jobcentre manager praises the hard work of businesses and educators in the town.

Across North Somerset there are 2,000 fewer people out of work now than there were five years ago, with unemployment falling by 63 per cent since 2012.

New job figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show there were 875 unemployed people in the Weston constituency in July.

In the North Somerset local authority area there are 1,225 unemployed people.

Weston’s Jobcentre manager Sally Forrest said the continuing drop in unemployment is ‘really good news’, and added: “We’ve been working with big employers like Lidl and educators like Weston College to help get people into work.”

She said the Jobcentre is ‘constantly adapting’ to provides people with the right qualifications to plug skill gaps, with a current focus on care work.

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