Ilkley MP welcomes employment figures rise

Ilkley and Keighley MP Kris Hopkins

Ilkley and Keighley MP Kris Hopkins

First published in Local news

News that local unemployment figures have fallen again has been hailed as “very good news” by Ilkley Conservative MP Kris Hopkins.

Official figures, published this morning by the Office of National Statistics, show that the number of unemployed claimants in Keighley and Ilkley fell to 1,913 in November, representing a rate of 4.1 per cent of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The number of claimants is 105 lower than in October 2013 and 476 lower than twelve months ago.

Speaking from Westminster, Mr Hopkins said: “This is very good news.

“I am particularly pleased that youth unemployment in Keighley and Ilkley has fallen by 0.5 per cent in the past month, and we must continue to make every effort to ensure that the trend continues downwards.

“Nationally, the number of young people not in education, employment or training is at its lowest level for a decade.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree