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Pendle MP welcomes fall in jobless numbers
5:27pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed a further fall in unemployment.
The number of unemployed claimants in Pendle in July 2013 was 1,852, which is 337 lower than in July 2012 and 21 lower than in June 2013.
Mr Stephenson, who recently organised a jobs and apprenticeship fair at Colne Muni, said: “Unemployment nationally has now fallen nine months in a row and I am pleased to once again see unemployment fall in Pendle.
“The vast majority of businesses I speak to are confident about the year ahead and are looking to expand their operations, which is very encouraging.
“The Government still needs to do more to help people, but we are seeing real progress in getting people into work.”
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